Premier Primary Care
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in New Albany, IN
Physicals are examinations to evaluate your overall health. They are also necessary for participating in school and playing on sports teams. At Premier Primary Care in New Albany, Indiana, Suresh Lohano, MD, and Taylor Thomas, APRN, FNP-c, understand the requirements at hand. That’s why they offer these types of physicals at their office. Book your appointment today by calling or using the online scheduler if you need or require a physical.
What are physicals?
A physical is a comprehensive examination that involves a head-to-toe evaluation, giving your provider an understanding of the overall condition of your health. It provides a time for you to talk to your doctor about any health concerns you might have and go over medications and supplements you might take. Physicals should be performed annually to achieve optimal health.
If your child needs a physical required by their school or sports team, you can rely on the Premier Primary Care team. These exams help monitor your child’s growth and development and allow an opportunity to put preventive care in place to help avoid sickness, disease, and injuries. Your provider also provides the required documentation that gives proof of the physical.
Your Premier Primary Care provider understands that different school districts may have different requirements to comply with.
What can I expect during school and sports annual physicals?
Your child can expect the provider to perform the following:
- Vision and hearing screening
- Evaluation of ears, nose, and throat
- Height and weight check
- Assessment of body composition
- Check of reflexes
- Assessment of lungs and heart
- Palpation of internal organs
- School-mandated vaccinations
- Complete physical examination
During the sports exam, your child is screened for conditions that may hinder their performance. The intent is to ensure that your child can meet the demands of the sport. The final goal is to keep your child safe while participating in their sport and to help them avoid injuries.
How should I prepare for a physical?
The more information you can bring to your appointment — the better. Bring in a prepared list of questions for your doctor if you have any. You should also write down a current list of medications that you take and include vitamins and herbal supplements you’re taking.
It’s also a good idea to share your family’s medical history with your doctor. In addition, you may be asked about past surgeries and the names of other doctors you’ve seen.
The Premier Primary Care team keeps your information on file, making it easy to bring out each year to track and monitor your health.
If it’s time for your annual physical or your child’s school or sports physical, reach out to the friendly office staff at Premier Primary Care by phone today or use the online scheduler for convenience.