Physicals

Afato Medical Corporation -  - Primary Care Provider

Afato Medical Corporation

Primary Care Providers & Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Yuba City, CA

One of the best ways to ensure you’re healthy and enjoying optimal wellness is to keep up with routine physicals. At Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California, primary care provider Fa’afouina Afato, MD, and the team offer annual physicals as part of their preventive health care services. In addition to routine physicals, you can schedule sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, and other specialty physicals as required by your sports team or job. Schedule your physical by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Physicals Q & A

What are physicals?

Physicals are a routine part of preventive health care. During your initial physical, your Afato Medical Corporation provider spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history and your existing health.

They also ask you questions about any symptoms you’re experiencing and can answer any questions you have about your health.

As part of your physical exam, your provider assesses your vital signs and important details about your health, including your:

  • Weight
  • Height
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Lung function
  • Body temperature

Your provider also examines your skin, evaluates joint function, and manually feels your internal organs for signs of swelling, tenderness, or other abnormalities.

Based on your individual needs and your genetic risk factors for certain diseases, you may need blood work or other preventive screenings to identify underlying health issues.

Why would I need a physical?

You should schedule routine physicals once a year, even when you’re not sick, to ensure your body is functioning optimally and you’re in good overall health.

Afato Medical Corporation also offers a variety of physicals that meet the requirements of registration or participation in certain jobs and activities, such as:

  • Sports physicals
  • Hazmat physicals
  • Pre-employment physicals
  • US Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals

Many organizations and employers require a physical before you’re hired for a position or start playing a sport to ensure you’re healthy and have no underlying conditions that can interfere with physical activity. 

When you pass your physical, Afato Medical Corporation will provide you with the documentation needed for team registration or employment. 

Why are physicals important?

Undergoing routine physicals gives Afato Medical Corporation the opportunity to identify potential health complications in the earliest stages.

Early medical intervention is key to preventing a worsening of your condition and decreasing your risk for developing chronic health issues. 

Your annual physical is also important for helping you stay connected to your family physician and building a long-term relationship with your provider.

During each physical, you should feel free to ask questions about your health. Afato Medical Corporation can provide counseling services to help you improve your diet and exercise plan. 

As part of a sports physical, your physician can offer tips to help you improve your performance on the field and reduce your risk for sports-related injuries. 

If it’s been longer than a year since your last physical or you need a physical for work or sports, call Afato Medical Corporation or request an appointment online today.