Physicals

Physicals
You probably already know that you should be getting a routine physical every year. But you or your family members may also be required to get a physical to play school sports, for a job, or for insurance purposes. Family physician Dr. Fred M. Civish and our caring team are taking on new patients at both of our locations. Visit us at Jordan Meadows in West Jordan, Utah, or at Hunter Medical Center in West Valley, Utah. We’re a one-stop-shop for all of your family’s medical needs.

Physicals Q & A

Which types of physical exams are offered?

Whether you need a routine annual physical or an exam for a special circumstance, Dr. Civish and our expert team are available to help. Because both Jordan Meadows and Hunter Medical Centers have providers who focus on family medicine, we can conduct physicals for family members of all ages. The following types of physicals are most commonly offered:

  • Annual adult wellness
  • Well woman
  • LDS mission
  • Employment screening
  • Insurance screening
  • Sports
  • Scouts
  • School
  • Child wellness
  • Travel abroad

I never get sick. Do I really need an annual physical?

Yes. The best way to avoid getting sick or suffering from any chronic conditions is to prevent them from happening. While you may think you’re healthy — and you probably are — chronic health issues can take years to develop. Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis, tend to gradually get worse over time if left untreated.

By having a good relationship with one of our providers, you’ll have a track record with someone who knows your health. You can feel confident in knowing that any potential alerts are caught right from the get-go, so you can enjoy a long, healthy life.

What’s covered in a physical?

It depends on your needs. In a routine adult or child wellness physical, for example, you will likely need to have your blood drawn. This will allow our provider to check for certain biomarkers, including cholesterol, blood glucose, and inflammation abnormalities. He or she will also evaluate your weight, blood pressure, and heart rhythm. You can even get caught up on immunizations during your physical. This is also your chance to ask any questions you may have, or to go over any concerns that arise during your physical.

While it will take a few days for your lab results to come back, you’ll probably only need to make a follow-up appointment if something in your blood triggers a red flag. If you’re in need of a special circumstance physical, such as an employment or school physical, other requested screening options and lab work are also available.

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