At Total Access Urgent Care, we not only provide urgent care services for a wide variety of common illnesses and injuries, but we also perform routine yearly physical examinations for patients who merely want to ensure that their physical health is still in good condition. We want to be your neighborhood family doctors, and we have convenient locations in St. Louis, Chesterfield and any other of our 11 offices in total. Walk-ins are welcome and when you come in you can enjoy our comfortable atmosphere that even includes flat-screen TVs in each room and Wi-Fi so that you can get some work done during the visit. Whenever possible, we strive to get our patients in and out within one hour, and we provide affordable payment options to patients without insurance.
While we recommend that everyone in the community get in at least once a year for a routine medical examination, we do realize that it may have been some time since your last physical. Each exam will be different because each patient is different, but there are a few things you can generally expect. These include a brief discussion of your medical history and any physical complaints you may currently have, so that the doctor can collect the necessary information to get a broad overview of your health. You can also expect to be checked for vital signs including your heart rate and blood pressure, your temperature and perhaps your respiration rate.
The doctor is also likely to use a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lungs, as well as conducting a visual inspection of your throat, tonsils, mouth, ears, nose and eyes, and he or she may also check for swelling of glands such as the thyroid and lymph nodes. Men and women can expect slightly different exams, given that a male patient may be checked for signs of testicular cancer or a woman might be screened for breast cancer. Based on any complaints you make or signs that appear during the examination, the doctor may also perform additional tests or submit a sample for laboratory analysis. The purpose of an annual exam is to identify any type of illness or disease early, before it gets out of hand. Why wait until you are sick before going to the doctor, when you can instead use routine preventative medicine to maintain your health in the best condition?