Specialty Physicals Specialist

Family Doctors of Boulder City

Family Practice located in Boulder City, NV

Specialty physicals are exams that are often required by your employer, school, or sporting team. The expert team of physicians and physicians assistants at Family Doctors of Boulder City can perform all types of specialty physicals for both children and adults. Book your specialty exam at this Boulder City, Nevada-based family practice today. Schedule online, or call the clinic directly.

Specialty Physicals Q & A

Family Doctors of Boulder City

Why do I need a specialty physical?

A specialty physical is a preventive exam that’s tailored to your specific job or activity requirements. They’re designed to ensure you’re healthy enough to perform certain tasks that relate to your organization. You might be required to undergo a specialty physical to:

  • Start at a new school or begin a new school year
  • Maintain your commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • Participate in sporting events at school
  • Maintain your pilot’s certification with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

If you are a professional diver, you may also need a dive physical, since the unique pressure and breathing skills associated with your field need certain physical requirements.

What happens during a specialty physical?

Practitioners at Family Doctors of Boulder City are required to perform certain tests and evaluations that are tailored to your specific type of specialty physical. Your specialty physical may include:

  • Neurological exam
  • Height and weight check
  • Blood pressure evaluation
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)
  • Heart and respiration rate check

You might also need blood testing or a urinalysis as part of your specialty physical. With a state-of-the-art laboratory right onsite at Family Doctors of Boulder City, you won’t have to make another stop anywhere else for any essential lab testing.

How do I prepare for a specialty physical?

Read through the physical exam paperwork carefully to see what your school, employer, or agency requires of you. For example, if you need blood testing, you might need to fast for a few hours before your physical — the team at Family Doctors of Boulder City can let you know if this applies to you.

To ensure your specialty physical is as thorough and comprehensive as possible, you should:

  • Bring in a list of all medications and dosages
  • Bring in a valid picture ID and insurance card
  • Make sure you have the most recent exam form for your doctor to fill out

Because the specially trained practitioners at Family Doctors of Boulder City have extensive training with performing specialty physicals, you can feel confident that they can complete every type of testing you need.

The team at Family Doctors of Boulder City offers flexible scheduling for all types of specialty physicals. Request your appointment online or over the phone.

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