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Physical Exams

Family Medical Home

Family Medicine Physicians located in San Antonio, TX

Physical exams are an important tool health care providers use to assess your health and wellness. At Family Medical Home, the primary care providers take a holistic approach to medicine focused on your long-term health needs and conduct comprehensive physical exams to assess your overall health and wellness. The primary care providers offer both annual physical exams and sports physicals. Call one of the two offices in San Antonio, Texas, or book your physical exam using the online tool.

Physical Exams Q & A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams evaluate your overall health and wellness and assess how well your body is working. The providers at Family Medical Home take a holistic approach to care and offer comprehensive physical exams focused on your whole health, including physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health. The team uses the information gathered during your physical exam to develop wellness plans focused on your long-term health needs.


What happens during an annual physical exam?

The team at Family Medical Home performs individualized physical exams based on age, sex, medical history, and current health needs. 

During your exam, your provider reviews your health concerns, medical and family history, the types of medications and supplements you take, your job and daily stresses, and general lifestyle habits. To assess health and wellness, your provider also:

  • Measures body composition
  • Checks blood pressure and heart rate
  • Listens to breath sounds
  • Evaluates hearing and vision
  • Palpates internal organs
  • Assesses overall appearance
  • Performs laboratory testing

The team at Family Medical Home also specializes in women’s health and men’s health, and tailors physical exams specific to each sex. For women, your annual exam may include a breast exam, gynecological exam, Pap smear, mammogram, and/or bone density test. For men, your exam may include a prostate exam or prostate cancer screening test. 

Depending on your age and medical history, your provider may also recommend a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. Immunizations are also reviewed and provided if needed. 

Do children need annual physical exams?

Yes, children and teens need annual physical exams to monitor growth and development. The team at Family Medical Home also offers physical exams for children and teens specific to age and developmental needs. 

Family Medical Home also provides immunizations and addresses any other health needs or concerns. 

What can I expect during a sports physical?

Like the annual exam, the sports physical at Family Medical Home is a comprehensive exam that evaluates overall health and wellness. However, the sports physical may include additional tests to assess your fitness and physical abilities to make sure it’s safe for you to participate in sports.

To schedule your physical exam, contact Family Medical Home by phone or online today.