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Physicals Specialist

McCurtain Family Medical Clinic

General Family Practice located in Broken Bow, OK

Physicals are an important part of any visit to your health care provider. At McCurtain Family Medical Clinic in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Jason McHenry, PA-C, and the experienced family medicine providers perform many types of physicals, including annual physicals for your wellness exam and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. The family medicine practice cares for patients of all ages and offers specialized physicals for their pediatric and geriatric patients. To schedule your physical, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Physicals Q&A

What are physicals?

Physicals are exams administered by health care providers to evaluate your current health and future health risk. There are many types of physicals, and the type you need may depend on your age, health history, and the primary reason for your office visit.

McCurtain Family Medical Clinic is a family medicine practice. They provide primary care services for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. 

What types of physicals are available?

The experienced providers at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic perform physicals at every office visit, whether it’s time for your annual wellness exam or you need urgent care for an unexpected illness.

However, the family medicine practice provides physical exams for specific health needs and age groups. The type of physicals available include:

Wellness exam 

The wellness exam is a comprehensive physical that evaluates your overall health and wellness. 

McCurtain Family Medical Clinic recommends adults have a wellness exam every year to screen for diseases, assess risk of future medical problems, update vaccinations, and promote a healthy lifestyle. 

The practice also provides annual pediatric and geriatric wellness exams. 

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates all drivers with a commercial driver’s license (CDL) undergo a DOT physical. The purpose of the physical is to ensure CDL drivers are in good health and can safely drive their vehicle. 

The DOT physicals at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic comply with federal regulations. During your DOT physical, your provider looks for physical, mental, and emotional issues that may interfere with your ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely. 

Sports physicals

A sports physical determines if your child is physically able to participate in certain sports-related activities.

What happens during physicals?

No physical exam is like another. The specifics of your physical exam at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic depend on your age, need for the office visit, and overall health.

In general, your physical exam may include:

  • Measurement of your blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature
  • Check of your height and weight
  • Evaluation of your respiration and reflexes
  • Visual exam of skin and appearance
  • Palpation of your internal organs
  • Assessment of mental and cognitive function

McCurtain Family Medical Clinic may also include diagnostic tests during your physical to confirm or rule out a diagnosis or screen for disease. The family medicine practice has an in-house lab and performs testing at the office.

To schedule your physical at McCurtain Family Medical Clinic, call the office or book an appointment online today.