Physicals Specialist

Munoz Urgent Care

Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Anaheim, CA

Routine physicals are an important part of maintaining optimal health, although in some cases, you may need a physical for school, sports, or work, too. No matter the reason, Joseph Munoz, MD, and the caring team of family practitioners at Munoz Urgent Care offer flexible same-day scheduling for all physicals. Book your comprehensive physical at this Anaheim, California, clinic by requesting an appointment online, or by calling the office.

Physicals Q & A

Why do I need a physical?

A physical is your one-on-one time with your physician to go over all of your health concerns. Even if you don’t have any issues at the time, performing a head-to-toe exam and ordering some laboratory testing can help catch early indicators of chronic diseases. You may need a physical to:

  • Evaluate your health on an annual basis
  • Monitor chronic diseases, like diabetes
  • Ensure you’re healthy enough for sports
  • Get caught up on vaccines and immunizations

You might even need a physical before starting a new job, or to maintain your current position. In many cases, your little one needs a physical before the new school year starts.

What happens during a physical exam?

Dr. Munoz and his caring team sit down with you and discuss any health problems you may be experiencing. Once they get a better understanding of your overall health and family history, they are likely going to perform certain tests and exams, such as:

  • Blood pressure check
  • Heart rate evaluation
  • Blood draw or urinalysis
  • Body mass index (BMI) evaluation
  • Reflex check

You might also need a routine vision or hearing check — this is more common for children. Your physical exam at Munoz Urgent Care is tailored entirely to you, so no two visits are the same.

How do I prepare for a physical?

Before your physical, it’s helpful to gather any essential paperwork you may need for school, work, or sports. If you have any additional medical records from other providers — including ER or urgent care visits — bring those to your appointment with you.

If you need to have a blood draw or urinalysis, you might need to fast for a few hours beforehand. For instance, if you have high cholesterol, the blood test Dr. Munoz could order for you may require you to avoid certain foods or liquids for a set time frame before your physical. Just ask if you need to fast when you’re booking your physical.

You can request a same-day physical at Munoz Urgent Care by clicking on the appointment scheduling feature, or by calling the clinic directly.