Ladera Urgent Care
Urgent Care located in Ladera Heights, Los Angeles, CA
Annual physicals are wellness checkups to ensure that you stay in good health. At Ladera Urgent Care in the Ladera Heights area of Los Angeles, California, the board-certified physicians offer many kinds of physicals for all ages. Call the friendly Ladera Urgent Care office staff today to book your appointment or use the convenient online scheduling tool.
What are physicals?
Physicals are performed to ensure that you’re in good health. They can also detect warning signs of conditions that are in their early stages or might be developing.
In addition to your exam, your provider talks to you about your medications and supplements, if you take them, and answers any questions you might have. You can also discuss new health concerns that might’ve developed since your last visit.
The Ladera Urgent Care team recommends that you have a physical at least once a year.
What kind of physicals are provided?
Physicals are often required for specific reasons, including:
School physicals ensure that your child is healthy enough to participate in all activities. They’re also an opportunity to determine if the child has underlying health problems that need medical attention or treatment. Your child’s immunization records are also reviewed and brought up to date to meet the school’s requirements.
If you play school or community sports at the high school level or higher, the state requires that you undergo a physical exam before you can participate. Other teams and organizations could require them for players of all ages.
Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that you have a DOT physical when your job requires you to drive commercial vehicles or work with safety-sensitive equipment.
Ladera Urgent Care team also provides physicals if your new employer requires them before starting or maintaining employment.
What can I expect during a physical?
During your general wellness checkup, the Ladera Urgent Care team examines your whole body. They make notes about any changes, order necessary tests, and prescribe medications as needed.
During your visit, your provider examines your:
- Health history
- Height and weight
- Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, lung function)
- Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
- Skin, hair, and nails
The Ladera Urgent Care team might order blood tests to check your cholesterol and blood sugar levels, an EKG to check your heart, or other tests for various reasons. You can also get the necessary immunizations.
If your provider detects any health problems during your physical, treatments can begin quickly. Early treatment often prevents further developments that can lead to severe complications.
Call Ladera Urgent Care today or go online to schedule a physical for you or your child.