Physical Exam

Physical Exam Specialist
Residents from in and around the Bronx, New York, are welcome at Bronx Urgent Care for physical exams and checkups. Physical exams are a critical part of preventive health care. They allow you and your doctor to monitor your health for any changes by checking your vitals and running routine lab tests.

Physical Exam Q & A

Bronx Urgent Care, P. C.

What happens during a physical exam?

Most physical exams follow a similar pattern. You will be measured and weighed by a nurse who will also check your blood pressure. Then you will meet with a physician who will review your medical history and have a conversation with you about:

  • Your current health
  • Any changes you have noticed
  • Any concerns you might have


Your doctor will listen to your heart and your lungs to ensure they are functioning properly. The doctor may also check your reflexes. Women may have pelvic exams and pap smear tests completed during this appointment. The doctor may request a blood panel to check for signs of other health conditions. This is an opportunity for you to ask the doctor questions about your health and well-being. No matter what your health concern is, the doctors at Bronx Urgent Care are here to help and will answer your questions clearly.

Some of the questions you might want to discuss with your doctor may include:

  • What screenings should I have at my age?
  • Are my results normal? What range is considered normal?
  • Given my age and medical history, are there any symptoms or conditions I should look out for?
  • What can I do to improve and manage my health?
  • What one change should I make to see the biggest improvement in my health?

Why is it so important to have physical exams?

A regular physical exam is the best way to monitor your health. Many health conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes do not present any noticeable symptoms in their early and more treatable stages. If a routine exam reveals signs that you are developing one of these conditions, you and your doctor can begin to treat the condition before it progresses to a more serious stage where the condition has a greater effect on your well-being.

How often does my child need a physical exam?

Since children grow and develop so quickly, annual exams are critical to monitoring their development, health, and well-being. Most school districts require students to have an exam annually before the school year starts. Also, most sports teams require a physical before a young person is allowed to participate to ensure the child is fit to play.

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