El Paso Physicals at Valley Medical Clinic

One of the best ways to keep on top of your health is to get your annual physical. Depending on your age and the purpose, we can provide insight into what you’re doing right and what you can do to improve your health. Choose Valley Medical Clinic as your go-to choice for physicals and all things medical.

What We Check For During Physicals

During a physical, we will first look at any past medical history and listen to any concerns you may have before the exam. We suggest being as open as you can during your physical exam so our doctor can address and help console your concerns. 

Physicals can change with the age of the patient. We give full and proper screenings to address any new conditions that may come with age.

Valley Medical Clinic is proudly a non-discriminatory clinic. We offer men’s and women’s physicals, but we in no way discriminate against the LGBTQ community and will gladly help you through your journey. We believe that every member of our community should feel comfortable when getting examined by our doctors. We also adjust what we check for according to your age and medical history. 

We check for the following during each physical:

  • Medical history 
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Respiration rate
  • Temperature
  • General mental memory and quickness
  • Heart exam 
  • Lung exam
  • Head and neck exam
  • Abdominal exam
  • Neurological exam
  • Dermatological exam
  • Extremities exam

Male Physical Exam

Men undergo certain specialized exams after the age of 50 to maintain proper health and avoid any factors that may cause harm in the future.

Annual exams may also include:

  • Cholesterol test
  • Testicular exam
  • Hernia exam
  • Prostate screening

Female Physical Exam

Women undergo certain specialized exams after the age of 50 to maintain proper health and avoid any factors that may harm them in their later years. 

Annual exams may also include:

  • Breast exam
  • Cholesterol test
  • Pap smear
  • Pelvic exam

Types of Physicals We Offer

  • Standard Physicals – We offer standard physical exams for all ages, which can change as the patient gets older. This includes physicals needed for certain schools, sports, and jobs. 
  • STD Exam – We also offer physical exams to screen for sexually transmitted diseases for all genders. 
  • Travel Physicals – An exam before traveling for studying abroad, work, or sports program can also include travel vaccinations.

Benefits of Getting A Yearly Physical

If you’re over the age of 65, a yearly physical can help tremendously. By getting a yearly physical, we can keep track of potential health concerns before you get sick. Even if you’re generally healthy, staying on top of good health is critical. We follow medical standards and practices to keep you aware of any medical concerns. As you get older, what we check for starts to change. From different vaccines, to what we check during our physical examinations. 

How to Prepared For Physicals

There are no guidelines for preparing for a physical exam. However, before you take your test, there are some factors to be aware of that may help.

  • Things you’re allergic to
  • Any current medications you’re taking
  • Symptoms you currently have
  • Any devices (device cards, pacemaker, etc.)
  • Information of any specialists or doctors you’re also seeing.

Our doctor may also ask about your:

  • Exercise routine 
  • Smoking and drinking habits
  • Dietary information
  • Sleep habits  

How Often To Follow Up Your Physical

At Valley Medical Clinic, we believe in the importance of regular physicals. However, yearly physicals are only necessary for patients who are 65 years or older. We understand that everyone has different medical needs, so your physical schedule could depend on your medical situation. For a more general physical screening, we look at the age of our patients. 

  • 19-21 – One exam every 2-3 years 
  • 22-64 -One exam every 1-3 years
  • 65 or older – Once a year 

We Accept These Insurances & Payments

Valley Medical Clinic accepts most major insurances, for any questions if we accept your health insurance call our offices at (915) 592-8223.

We currently do not accept Oscar or Humana. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We accept all major credit cards, cash, and debit cards.

Plan Your Physical Today

If you’re prepping for a new season of sports, or you simply want to maintain good physical health, Valley Medical Clinic will gladly assist you. We do not take walk-ins for physical exams. Reach us at (915) 592-8223 to make an appointment and start reaching your health goals today.

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