Before playing sports or engaging in other strenuous activities, or if you’ve had an accident and suffered an injury, a thorough physical exam is essential. Dr. Ronaldo Calonje offers physical exams to people in the Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Make your appointment for a physical exam by contacting South Florida Sports Medicine and Primary Care.
A physical exam is a thorough examination of the body designed to make sure that a patient is capable of playing sports or engaging in other demanding physical activities safely.
At the beginning of a physical exam, a member of the staff at South Florida Sports Medicine and Primary Care will take the patient’s vital signs, including blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate. The staff member may also weigh the patient at this time. After reviewing the patient’s vital signs, Dr. Calonje will perform a thorough examination. He may listen to the patient’s heart and lungs, ask questions, and palpate certain parts of the body. In addition, Dr. Calonje may check the patient’s reflexes.
At the end of a physical exam, Dr. Calonje may provide the patient with a form that details the results of the examination.
Most physical exams find no problems. However, in some cases, Dr. Calonje notices something of concern during the examination. If this occurs, he may need to order testing to investigate the issue. Tests may include imaging studies, an EKG, and/or blood work. Depending on the results of these tests, Dr. Calonje may offer treatment options and/or he may recommend restrictions on the patient’s activity.
Physical exams are rarely painful or uncomfortable. If you experience discomfort at any time during the physical exam, you should inform Dr. Calonje.
Physical exams are often required of people planning to play sports as part of a school-sponsored team or as a member of another organization. People who need to complete a physical exam before a certain deadline should make the appointment as soon as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts.
You should schedule a physical exam if you’re planning to participate in strenuous any activity for the first time or after being sedentary for a long period of time. In addition, physical exams can be beneficial for people who have general concerns about their health or physical fitness.
At South Florida Sports Medicine & Primary Care, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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