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What To Expect at Your Physical Exam

A physical exam at least once a year can help prevent serious illnesses. It may not feel like a priority to go to the doctor when you feel healthy, but physicals are essential to maintaining your health! Blackhawk Medical Group in Danville, CA, performs annual physical exams for patients of all ages. We are here for you at our two locations. Our main office is located at 4165 Blackhawk Plaza Circle (Suites 100 &140) and our walk-in clinic at 3424 Camino Tassajara Road, both in Danville, CA.

At your physical, you have personal time with a doctor to address any medical concerns you have. Whether you've made an appointment to address a specific problem or are just trying to stay on top of your health, our goal is to listen to your concerns and provide the best counseling for all your medical needs.

A physical exam will begin with a discussion about your medical history. You should share information with your doctor about past health problems, including any previous medical procedures you've undergone. Your family's medical history is also important when determining your chance of developing certain illnesses, so come to the appointment at Blackhawk Medical Group in Danville, CA, with as much information as you can on your family's health history.

Your doctor will also ask questions about your lifestyle and habits (diet, exercise, smoking). It's important to be honest with your doctor because these questions help determine if you are at higher risk for certain diseases.

The physical part of the examination begins with taking your vital signs like your heart rate, temperature, and blood pressure. The doctor will also listen to your heart and lungs. Then your doctor will perform a full examination of the whole body, from the head and neck to your extremities. This will include the doctor touching certain parts of your body and feeling for abnormalities. The doctor will also test your balance, and check your reflexes using a rubber hammer.

During your physical, your doctor may recommend additional tests for you depending on any symptoms. For example, ordering bloodwork or X-rays. All these diagnostic tests give your doctor insight into your body and your health and can help screen for serious illnesses.

A physical exam can prevent serious illness and save your life. Come see the doctors at Blackhawk Medical Group in Danville, CA for physical examinations! Call our main office at (925) 736-7070, or our walk-in clinic at (925) 309-2700.