Physicals Specialist

Substance Abuse Treatment, Primary Care & Weight Loss Specialist located in Oakland Park, FL

Physicals services offered in Oakland Park, FL

Physicals are the foundation of great primary care, and a critical component of health and wellness that no one should overlook.  Stephanie Brown, Nurse Practitioner, at Compcare Medical Center in Oakland Park, Florida, offers comprehensive physicals that can keep you feeling and functioning at peak levels of health and wellness. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule your physical exam today.

Physicals Q&A

What are physicals?

Physicals are office visits that allow your primary care provider (PCP) to assess your overall health and wellness. They are a critical part of preventive health as well as primary care. 


During your physical exam, your provider gathers information about your vital signs and how well your organs and systems are currently functioning. As a part of your physical exam, they may also recommend lab testing and various screening options. 


The information gleaned during your physicals is entered into your personal medical record. This living document becomes an invaluable resource over time, and tracks changes over the years that can show your risk for many types of chronic disease. 


Far too many people only schedule medical visits once symptoms arise. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive medicine has to offer. Routine physical exams are the best way to stay on top of your health as you move through the phases of life. 

How should I prepare for my physicals?


A bit of preparation can help you make the most out of your physicals. If this is your first visit with Compcare Medical Center, take the time to create a written overview of your personal and family health history. 


It may be helpful to write out a comprehensive list of any medications you’re taking, including supplements. Mention any health conditions you’ve recently been treated for as well. 


It’s also a good idea to bring in a written list of questions. Having your questions or concerns in writing reduces the chance that something will be overlooked during the visit. If you have multiple concerns or are facing a serious health crisis, bringing a friend or loved one to your appointment with you can help ensure you don’t miss any information due to high stress or anxiety. 

What if I need specialized physicals?


From time to time, you or your child might need a specialized exam. These physicals are performed to ensure you’re healthy enough to participate in a specific activity. They usually have specific guidelines that your practitioner must follow, as well as different paperwork than what might be used at the Compcare Medical Center office. 


Some of the types of specialized exams you or your child might need include:


  • Employment exam
  • School physical
  • Sports physical
  • Camp physical
  • Pre-op clearance exam
  • Travel exam


If you need a specialized exam, call the office to determine if Compcare Medical Center can help you fulfill the requirements. You can also book a visit using the easy online booking page

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