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NY Family Docs -  - Primary Care Practice

NY Family Docs

Primary Care Practice & Family Practice located in Williamsburg, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, CityLine & Forest Hills NY

You know you should see your doctor for an annual physical. Even so, learning you need to make that appointment because you need the physical for work, school, or sports can feel like an added hassle. NY Family Docs is here to help. At their offices throughout Brooklyn and Queens, including Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Williamsburg, New York— they offer general annual physicals, plus a range of physicals tailored to their patient’s specific needs. To schedule your next physical, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Physicals Q & A

Are different types of physicals offered?

You’re likely already familiar with a general physical, the preventive visit you pay your doctor once a year so that he can screen you for any health concerns. The physical is an ideal way to catch potential health issues in their earliest stages when treatment is the easiest and most effective. It’s also an ideal time to talk to your doctor about any questions you might have about your health.

Different physicals are designed for different purposes. For example, a sports physical is used to determine if you’re healthy enough to engage in your desired sport. An immigration physical is required during the immigration process to screen for any conditions that US Public Health Services has marked as a concern. 

There are a number of different physicals customized to serve specific purposes. NY Family Docs strives to make it easy for you to get yours, no matter what type of physical you need. At their offices throughout New York City, they offer:

  • Work physicals, including DOT physicals
  • School physicals
  • Immigration physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • General wellness physicals

What should I expect during a physical?

The process of your physical will depend on the type of physical you need. The immigration physical, for example, isn’t designed to be a thorough wellness exam. It’s only meant to screen you for certain diseases and conditions.

Feel free to raise any health concerns with NY Family Docs during any type of physical. They’re committed to helping you protect your health.

In general, most types of physicals will include some of the same basic components, including:

  • A conversation about your personal and family health history
  • A check of your vital signs
  • Screening for certain diseases
  • A heart exam
  • A lung exam

Some of these processes might sound involved, but checking your internal organs is actually fairly simple. Your physical provider uses a stethoscope to check your heart and lung activity, for example.

How do I prepare for my physical?

Ask your doctor about what to expect. Sports physicals, for example, can require that you move certain ways so athletic clothing would be recommended. Ask the NY Family Docs team in advance and they’ll help you prepare properly.

Whatever type of physical you need, NY Family Docs can deliver. Call them or schedule your physical online today.