Physical Exams

Physical Exams

Physical Exams services offered in Rockville Centre, NY

Physical exams play a crucial role in maintaining your general health and well-being. At Elora Health and Wellness in the Rockville Centre neighborhood of Long Island, New York, experienced primary care provider Dr. Shakiraye Rookwood, DNP, FNP-BC, offers various types of exams, including medical clearance, school, and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals. Call the office today if it’s time to schedule a physical exam, or book online.

Physical Exams Q & A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams provide a chance to assess your physical and mental health. It’s important to schedule them regularly, so you can treat potential problems before they become more serious.

You don’t need to be sick or experiencing symptoms to schedule a physical. Dr. Rookwood recommends that everyone 14 and older undergo a physical exam once a year.

Are there different types of physical exams?

At Elora Health and Wellness, Dr. Rookwood offers several types of physical exams, including:

Annual physicals

Annual physicals check in on your overall health. Dr. Rookwood asks about your lifestyle, reviews your medical records, and completes a head-to-toe exam. She might administer immunizations or update your prescription medications, depending on your needs.

 Sports physicals

Organized sports leagues often make participants undergo physicals before the start of a new season. 

If you’re injured while exercising or playing sports, you might also need this type of exam to ensure it's safe for you to return to your workout routine.

Medical clearance physicals

Certain jobs take a toll on your general health. If you work in construction, warehousing, or other physically active professions, you might need routine medical clearance physicals to remain on the job. 

Going for a medical procedure may require medical clearance from your primary care. Dr. Rookwood can complete provided necessary referrals, complete lab work, and conduct the physical for the medical clearance 

School physicals

Many high schools and universities require students to undergo physicals before the start of a new academic year. Dr. Rookwood provides school physicals for people 14 and older. 

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals 

DOT physicals require all commercial drivers to undergo a special physical exam every two years. If you have a chronic health problem, like high blood pressure or sleep apnea, more frequent exams may be necessary.

What should I bring to my annual physical?

To get the most out of your annual physical exam at Elora Health and Wellness, Dr. Rookwood recommends bringing the following items:

  • Health insurance card
  • Questions you have
  • Mention of unusual symptoms or health concerns you have
  • Relevant lab or diagnostic test results
  • Information about medicines and supplements you use

If you’ve recently moved to the area and are visiting Dr. Rookwood for the first time, ask your previous provider to transfer your records. Dr. Rookwood can review these documents beforehand to gain insight into your health.

Call Elora Health and Wellness today to schedule an annual physical or book online.