Physicals Specialist

Hillside Medical Clinic

Family Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Salem, UT

If you need a physical exam, the team at Hillside Medical Clinic in Salem, Utah, offers a variety of physicals, such as mission, scout, sports, DOT, and annual. Whether you need an exam to play sports or to get a commercial driver’s license, Hillside Medical Clinic can help. Call the office to schedule your physical or use the online scheduler to book at your convenience.

Physicals Q & A

What are the types of physicals?

You’re probably familiar with a routine or annual physical, but there are many types. Some careers mandate a physical, while some clubs require it.

If you’re going to travel abroad, you may need a specific type of physical, as well. Hillside Medical Clinic offers the following types of physicals.

  • Annual: Routine preventive exam
  • Mission: When embarking on missionary work in another country
  • DOT: For commercial drivers or people with “safety-sensitive” jobs
  • Sports: To play on a sports team
  • Scouts: To participate in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts

If you have a specific need, the team at Hillside Medical Clinic can customize the physical to meet your requirements.

What is an annual physical?

An annual physical is a key component of your preventive care routine. If any problems are developing, an annual physical is a great way to detect and treat it.

The exam begins with a discussion of your medical and family history and includes a thorough physical examination to evaluate your current health. Typically, your annual physical includes a check of your:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Pulse
  • Blood pressure
  • Temperature
  • Respiration

Depending on your age, gender or specific symptoms, your annual physical may include other tests like blood glucose levels, a prostate screening, or a pelvic exam and a Pap smear.

Who needs a DOT physical?

The Department of Transportation mandates that all commercial or public drivers have a DOT physical to qualify for a commercial driver’s license, commonly called a CDL. Hillside Medical Clinic is a popular hub for DOT physicals because specific doctors and members of the clinic staff are certified to perform them.

How should I prepare for a physical exam?

Even if your physical is required for you to become a member of a team or group, it’s a great opportunity for you to ask questions about your health and point out issues or problems that concern you. To ensure you get the most comprehensive exam possible, the team at Hillside Medical Clinic recommends that you bring or are prepared to discuss the following.

  • Health history
  • Vaccine records
  • Recent test results
  • List of surgeries or procedures you’ve had
  • Family medical history
  • List of doctors you’ve seen in the last five years

Since not every condition causes symptoms, you should be prepared to undergo a thorough physical exam.

Call Hillside Medical Clinic to schedule your physical today or book online.

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