Physicals Specialist

Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Charlotte, NC

Whether it’s a mandatory step before starting a new job or annual visit for preventive care, physical exams are an essential part of your healthcare routine. Doctors Sylvia Okoye, MD and Joseph Okoye, MD, FACP at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care in Charlotte, North Carolina provide physicals for men, women, and children of all ages. If you or your child needs a physical for immigration, school, or a new job, call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.

Physicals Q & A

What are physicals?

A physical exam is the most fundamental part of your doctor’s visit. During your physical, Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye perform a comprehensive, head-to-toe check of your entire system. They use this information and the details from your medical history to keep track of your health.

Annual, routine physicals may help detect health problems at an early stage, making them a critical part of preventive care. Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye perform physicals necessary for school, work, or immigration.

What should I expect from a routine physical exam?

Physicals may vary depending on your age, gender, and medical history. In general, most physical exams involve questions about your health habits and medical concerns; measurements of your height, weight, and vital signs; and visual observations.

It’s common for Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye to check the following during a physical exam:

  • Medical history
  • Vaccination status
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Respiration rate
  • Body temperature
  • General appearance
  • Reflexes and motor skills

They may also screen for common health problems by listening to your heart and lungs with a stethoscope, looking inside your nose, ears, and mouth, and gently palpating your abdomen.

What does an immigration physical involve?

To apply for a United States Green Card, you must have a physical exam. Besides a standard physical exam, your immigration physical ensures you’re up to date on all vaccines required for US citizenship.

Your immigration physical also includes:

  • A tuberculosis screening
  • A urine test for gonorrhea
  • A blood test for syphilis

What does a school physical involve?

If your child plays sports or engages in extracurricular activities, it’s common for schools to require a physical exam. Drs. Sylvia and Joseph Okoye at Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care provide convenient, same-day sports and school physicals for your active family. These physicals include:

  • A physical health exam
  • Height and weight checks
  • Range of motion testing
  • A blood pressure reading
  • Vision screening
  • A hernia check
  • A urinalysis

What does a pre-employment physical for work involve?

A prospective employer may ask you to get a physical exam after you receive a conditional job offer. Depending on the conditions specified by your employer, these physicals may include testing for drugs and alcohol, psychological tests, and a physical evaluation.

If you or your child needs a physical for school, work, immigration, or preventive care, call Eastway Medical Clinic & Urgent Care or book an appointment online today.