Physicals Specialist

ALON Family Health

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, TX

Taking time out for your personal health care needs may seem like a chore. The expert medical team at ALON Family Health in San Antonio, Texas, want you to know a regular physical is more than just a physical. Regular checkups are a great way to voice your concerns and maintain good health. Call to schedule an appointment for your physical today or book online.

Physicals Q & A

ALON Family Health

What is a physical?

A physical exam, also known as a wellness check, is a routine test of your overall health. During a physical test, the team may check several areas of your body including:

  • Reflexes
  • Lung sounds
  • Stomach sounds
  • Ear, nose, and throat condition
  • Skin conditions
  • Mental health

The team at ALON Family Health use your physical exam as a way to track any changes since your last physical, but also as an opportunity to discuss any changes you notice day-to-day.

Who needs a physical?

Everyone needs a physical. With routine physicals, illnesses and diseases aren’t left untreated because a baseline of your health exists for comparison. Just as every physical test is different given your age and general health, so is how often you need a physical. Physicals usually occur once a year but some conditions require closer monitoring.

Wellness checks are important for all ages, from birth through advanced age. Your physical is personalized based on your personal history. Keeping a current physical health test greatly increases your chances of noticing changes in your health before they become a serious problem.

What tests can I get with a physical?

During your physical appointment, the ALON Family Health team continue building your relationship and trust by addressing your concerns. As you get older, your health care needs change. For example, a baby doesn't need the same kind of physical as a middle-aged man. Some of the tests included in a physical are:

  • Vaccinations
  • Height and weight tracking
  • Routine lab work (blood tests)
  • Coronary calcium scoring
  • EKG
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate

The team at ALON Family Health explain what tests they recommend and why during your visit. You can discuss other concerns that may need further testing with them as well.

Will I need follow-up after a physical?

A physical exam doesn’t require a recovery period. You can return right away to your normal activities. If the team notices something specific needing follow-up care, you will be given a follow-up care return date.

The team may recommend making changes to your lifestyle and use the follow-up appointment to monitor your condition and determine how well your treatment is working.

In some cases, like telehealth, the results of your physical are available on your patient portal. After reviewing the results of your physical, use telehealth to ask follow-up questions or schedule a follow-up visit with the appointment scheduling feature.

Scheduling your physical is an excellent way to introduce yourself as a new patient or to check in with the ALON Family Health team once you’re an established patient. Use your appointment time for discussing possible concerns you have and preventive screening.

Call ALON Family Health or book online for the next available physical appointment.