Physical Exams

Volusia Medical Center

Family Medicine Clinic & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in New Smyrna Beach, FL & Daytona Beach, FL

Physical exams are a great way to stay on top of your health, not to mention the increasing number of organizations that ask for specific health requirements to be met. From DOT physicals to newborn exams, John Yee, MD, and the team at Volusia Medical Center have your entire family covered. To schedule your physical exam, call one of three offices in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, or Deland, Florida, or use the online booking tool.

Physical Exams

What types of physical exams are offered?

The team at Volusia Medical Center offers a wide array of options when it comes to health checks, including:

  • Annual physical exams
  • School physicals
  • Newborn exams
  • Pediatric exams
  • Geriatric care
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals
  • Sports participation exams

In addition to these specific exams, the Volusia Medical Center team encourages patients to see them regularly for preventive care that goes a long way toward safeguarding the health of every member of your family, no matter their age.

What happens during a physical exam?

The answer to this largely depends upon the purpose of the exam, but there are some rules of thumb. To start, your provider records your vital statistics, including your:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Blood pressure
  • Temperature
  • Heart rate

By keeping track of these statistics, your doctor can spot any potential trends and take quick action to head off a more significant problem.

From there, your provider reviews your medical history, as well as your current health. The team may also examine your:

  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Eyes
  • Abdomen
  • Lungs
  • Skin
  • Reflexes

For both children and adults, the Volusia Medical Center team checks that your vaccinations are up to date to ensure your ongoing protection against some very serious diseases.

Depending upon the requirements of the exam, your doctor may also order blood and urine tests and also offers Pap tests and breast exams for women.

How often should I have a physical exam?

When it comes to a preventive physical or wellness exams, the Volusia Medical Center team recommends an annual visit so that they can track your health from one year to the next. These exams also provide a great opportunity for you to bring up any concerns you may have about your health.

If you have a chronic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure, your provider may want to see you more often to check on your health and to make sure that the disease is under control.

The frequency requirements of more specific exams, like the DOT or school exams, are set up by the organizations that ask for them so you should check to make sure that you’re adhering to their schedule.

To set up your physical exam at Volusia Medical Center, please call or book an appointment using the easy online scheduling tool.