Physical Exams Specialist

Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC

MARY ODUSANYA, DNP, FNP-C, APN

Primary Care located in SPRINGFIELD, NJ

Physical exams are essential for protecting your health and wellness. Whether you need an annual exam for your overall checkup or a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical for your job, Mary Odusanya, DNP, FNP-BC, APN, and the team at Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC in Springfield, New Jersey, are trained to detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. To schedule your appointment, call the office today or book your visit online.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

You should have physical exams at least once a year, depending on your provider’s recommendation. The exam occurs annually to make sure your body is in good physical health. 

Dr. Odusanya is also certified to perform Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals, which are required before you can operate a commercial vehicle.

Physical exams involve:

  • A review of your medical history
  • Recording your height and weight
  • Checking your blood pressure
  • Listening to your heart and lungs
  • Checking your reflexes and balance
  • Looking in your nose, ears, and throat
  • Testing your vision and hearing
  • Screening for drugs and alcohol (for DOT physicals)

You’re also informed of available immunizations to help prevent illness or disease, such as the flu or shingles. If any health problems present themselves, your provider may order additional tests to confirm your diagnosis and start a customized treatment plan.

Why are physical exams important?

Physical exams can help you stay healthy and live a long life. If your provider identifies a medical condition early, they can treat your issue right away and prevent it from worsening. 

When health issues go ignored or untreated, they can lead to life-threatening problems. Annual exams allow your provider to monitor and track your health records and watch for health concerns.

What conditions do physical exams screen for?

Your comprehensive exam at Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC may lead to your provider’s request for bloodwork or imaging tests as needed. 

Depending on your age, gender, and other risk factors, screening might be required for:

  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cervical cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Heart disease

Routine exams can detect health issues early on, allowing treatment to begin quickly.

How do you prepare for physical exams?

When you come in for your exam, be sure to bring all of the proper information, including:

  • Photo identification
  • List of prescription medications
  • List of over-the-counter drugs
  • List of supplements
  • Medical records
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Contact information of all of your doctors

It’s also a good idea to drink a large glass of water before your visit since you need to provide a urine sample.

To schedule a physical exam or a DOT physical, call Your NEIGHBORHOOD CLINIC today or book your appointment online.

We offer weight management and testosterone replacement therapy services. Call us to book your appointment today.

We offer primary care services including annual physicals, weight loss management and testosterone replacement therapy. Call us to book your appointment today.