Physicals Specialist

Harmony Clinics

Family Practice located in Wichita Falls, TX

A quality physical is one of the best ways you can protect and nurture a lifetime of health and wellness. Micheal Moisant, DO, and the team at Harmony Clinics, in Wichita Falls, Texas, offer annual, sports, and work-related physicals to help maintain your health, prevent disease, and identify signs of disease early. To schedule your physical exam, call or book an appointment online.

Physicals Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical, or physical examination, is an assessment of your health status. The purpose of a physical is to establish a clear picture of your health and wellness. 

You may have a physical every year as part of your regular health maintenance or for compliance with insurance, sports, or work requirements. A physical gives your primary care provider an opportunity to:

  • Update your health record
  • Build trust with your provider
  • Update your plan of care
  • Monitor your chronic health problems
  • Assess your current medication list 
  • Assess you for signs of acute illness 
  • Identify your increased health risks 
  • Update immunizations 

Educate you on new or updated health information
A quality physical helps to create an up-to-date, holistic health maintenance plan that is specific to you and your health needs. 

 

What happens during physicals?

During a physical, your Harmony Clinics provider: 

  • Assesses every body system
  • Records your weight and height
  • Takes vital signs, including blood pressure, oxygen level, and heart rate
  • Collects urine for urinalysis 
  • Collects blood for routine laboratory testing
  • Asks questions about current health status
  • Answers any questions or concerns you may have
  • Makes changes to medications and treatment plans

Your primary care provider may order follow-up testing, including cancer screenings, specialized bloodwork, or EKG, depending on your health history, symptoms, or risk factors for some diseases.

 

How does my provider assess each body system? 

During a physical exam, your provider assesses your primary body systems by:

  • Listening to heart, lung, and digestive sounds
  • Feeling your abdomen 
  • Assessing the quality and integrity of your skin
  • Checking for skin problems or wounds
  • Looking inside your nose, mouth, and ears
  • Monitoring blood flow and checking for signs of poor circulation
  • Evaluating your coordination and muscle movement
  • Testing your reflexes
  • Testing your vision and hearing
  • Evaluating your mental health 

Harmony Clinics tailors physicals to age, gender, and the health history of a patient. In addition to a regular assessment, men also receive a prostate check and prostate-related blood work. For women, a physical may include a breast and pelvic exam, and a Pap smear. 

If your provider finds anything concerning that needs follow-up testing or treatment, they discuss this with you and give you a chance to ask any questions or share any concerns. 

For a quality physical examination, call or schedule an appointment online with Harmony Clinics today.