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FAQs About Physical Exams

Blackhawk Medical Group is staffed with professional medical experts who can help you get a physical in Danville, CA, for any purpose. If you need one but feel uncomfortable about this process, we can also answer any of your questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this process. Use them to better understand your next appointment with us.

Why Do I Need One?

  • Your doctor may schedule physicals for many reasons. For example, they may schedule one when you:
  • Plan on competing in amateur or professionals sports
  • Change jobs and need a full check-up of your health
  • Experience unexpected health changes and need to be checked
  • Switch your primary care provider to a new expert
  • Need blood tests or other types of specialized bodily health care

You may also need to schedule physicals for your children if they plan on participating in sports or if they change schools. Talk with your provider to learn more about this process.

What Do They Check?

During this process, your doctor should check multiple elements of your health. For example, they'll listen to your heart, check your hearing, test your reflexes, and much more. They will also ask you several questions about your health, such as whether you experienced any conditions or pain lately. This process gives you a full-body check that should spot many common conditions.

Do They Hurt?

Physicals don't require hard movements and rarely hurt at all. While the doctor may move your body in different directions (such as when checking your flexibility), they typically don't demand much from you. If you do notice any pain during your checkup (such as a sharp pain when they text your reflexes), let them know right away. You may have a problem that they can diagnose.

How Do I Prepare?

You rarely have to do anything special for your physical in Danville, CA. You may want to rest and eat a healthy meal the day before your visit. It might also be a good idea to talk to your primary caregiver about any conditions or diseases developed since your last visit. When getting blood tests, you need to fast for at least 8-12 hours to ensure that it gives them an accurate fasting count.

Who Can Help Me?

We at Blackhawk Medical Group can help you get a physical in Danville, CA, whenever you need one. You can call our main office at (925) 736-7070 to set up an appointment or our walk-in clinic at (925) 309-2700 to check for times. We're standing by to help you get the treatment you need and will do what we can to ensure that you feel comfortable and strong.