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Physical Exams

Primary Care Practice located in Grand Prairie, TX
Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in Grand Prairie, TX

Physical exams are tools health care providers use to evaluate your health and look for signs of illness. Sharan Allen, AGNP-C, and the team at A.L.M.S Community Health Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, provide comprehensive physical exams for all ages. The primary care practice focuses on health maintenance, preventive medicine, and chronic disease management. To schedule your physical exam, call the office or book an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are routine tests your health care provider performs to evaluate your current health and look for signs of disease. Your provider at A.L.M.S Community Health Center conducts a physical exam every time you come in for a visit.

Why do I need physical exams?

Physical exams keep you healthy. Though the team performs a physical at every visit, your annual exam is the most comprehensive evaluation and the most important health visit of the year.

During your annual physical, your provider examines your whole health, from head to toe. They assess your current state of health and risk of future health problems. 

Your annual physical exam also gives you and your provider at A.L.M.S Community Health Center a chance to spend time together and get to know each other. The more comfortable you feel with your provider, the more likely you are to share health concerns. 

This yearly health visit also gives you and your provider an opportunity to see how your health changes from year to year, reinforcing your healthy habits or giving you a good reason to make changes.

What happens during physical exams?

The specifics of your physical exams at A.L.M.S Community Health Center depend on your age, medical history, sex, and health concerns. During your annual physical, your provider:

  • Checks your temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate
  • Measures your weight, height, and body composition
  • Tests your vision and hearing
  • Evaluates your ears, nose, eyes, and throat
  • Listens to your heart and lungs
  • Examines your skin, joints, muscles, and internal organs

A.L.M.S Community Health Center specializes in women’s health and may perform a pelvic exam during a physical. For men, the team also offers prostate exams.

Your provider may also conduct health screenings to look for health issues before you have symptoms. This might include a blood glucose test to check for diabetes or lipid profile for high cholesterol.

A.L.M.S Community Health Center provides physical exams for the entire family, including children and teens. 

After your exam, your provider talks to you about your health and makes recommendations to prevent illness, such as updating your vaccinations.

Schedule your physical exam by calling A.L.M.S Community Health Center or booking an appointment online today.

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