Physicals Specialist

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C -  - General Family Practice

Supreme All Care Health and Wellness

Patrick T. Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

General Family Practice located in Kingwood, TX

Patrick Rhodes, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the team at Supreme All Care Health and Wellness offer annual physicals so they can monitor ongoing conditions and identify any new concerns to help you maintain your best health and wellness. If you have a commercial driver’s license or need a sports physical, the team can provide an official exam for your records. To schedule your annual physical, call the office in Kingwood, Texas, today, or make an appointment online.

Physicals Q&A

Why do I need an annual physical?

An annual physical assesses your general well-being. When you see the team at Supreme All Care Health and Wellness for a physical exam, they have an opportunity to assess your overall health, check in with you about any ongoing medical conditions, and evaluate you for any new issues.

A physical is also a good time for you to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your health care provider.

It’s recommended that adult men and women have an annual physical so that new conditions can be detected in their early stages when treatment is most likely to be successful.

An annual physical can also ensure that you’re getting the right treatment for existing conditions that may have changed over the past year.

If your job has physical requirements, or if you work in a licensed profession, you may need to have a routine physical to remain licensed or employed. Many colleges also require students to have a physical each year.

What happens during a physical exam?

Your provider at Supreme All Care Health and Wellness begins your exam by reviewing your personal and family medical history. They’ll ask you some questions about your general health and discuss any new symptoms or specific concerns with you.

Next, your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, and body temperature are recorded, and then your provider performs a comprehensive physical examination.

This involves feeling tissues with their hands (palpation), testing your reflexes, looking at your eyes, ears, and throat, and listening to your heart, lungs, and stomach with a stethoscope.

This exam assesses the health and function of the following:

  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Lungs
  • Lymphatic system
  • Ears, nose, sinuses, and throat
  • Digestive system
  • Nervous system

An annual physical typically includes blood work to check that your body is making enough red and white blood cells, test your cholesterol levels, and identify any nutritional deficiencies. Your provider may also recommend a urinalysis or additional tests.

What types of physicals are available?

In addition to annual physicals, Supreme All Care Health and Wellness provides the following types of physicals:

  • Sports physicals
  • School physicals
  • Clearance physicals
  • US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) physicals
  • Department of Transportation Commercial Driver’s License (DOT-CDL) physicals

Each of these physicals provides a comprehensive exam from head to toe. Your provider also orders lab work. Once they receive your results, they follow up, explain them, and recommend the next steps.

To schedule a physical exam, call Supreme All Care Health and Wellness today or make an appointment online.