Physical Exams Specialist

Pleasant Grove Family Clinic

Primary Care located in Texarkana, TX

Regular physical exams with your primary care doctor are one of the best ways to stay on top of your general health and to receive ongoing chronic disease management. With the help of Donald Douglas, MD, and his team at Pleasant Grove Family Clinic in Texarkana, Texas, you can undergo comprehensive physical exams and any necessary lab testing under one roof. Book your next physical through the website or call to speak with a team member.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why is it important for me to have a regular physical exam?

Whether you’re generally healthy or need help managing a chronic condition like diabetes, routine physical exams are important for your health. Having a one-on-one visit with your dedicated primary care physician at least once a year is beneficial to:

  • Manage your weight
  • Manage your allergies
  • Track your blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Discuss any health changes or concerns
  • Get routine vaccinations, including an annual flu shot
  • Get updates on medications or refills you might need
  • Check for signs of chronic issues that run in families, including heart disease

Your physical exam from Pleasant Grove Family Clinic is entirely personalized to you and your health needs.

What can I expect during a physical exam?

When you sit down with your physician at Pleasant Grove Family Clinic, you have a conversation about your health. Your doctor evaluates your personal and family medical history to determine which types of evaluations will be needed. During your physical exam, your doctor can:

  • Order in-house lab testing
  • Check your vision and hearing
  • Examine your skin and nails
  • Do an abdominal exam
  • Evaluate your mental well-being
  • Calculate your body mass index (BMI)
  • Check your pulse and blood pressure
  • Do a reflex and neurological exam

Part of your physical exam at Pleasant Grove Family Clinic includes counseling about preventive care and healthy lifestyle changes. Your doctor can help you lose weight, quit smoking, find ways to exercise more, and learn how to manage stress.

How do I prepare for my upcoming physical exam?

To help you prepare for your upcoming physical exam at Pleasant Grove Family Clinic, request medical records from your prior primary care physician or from any specialist who’s been treating you. While not required, having your medical records housed under one roof gives your primary care doctor the opportunity to effectively manage all aspects of your health.

Certain lab tests require a short fasting period ahead of time. The team can let you know if you need to fast before your physical exam.

Write down all over-the-counter and prescription medications you take, as well as supplements. This information helps your doctor better manage your medication treatment plan.

If you’re due for a physical exam, look no further than Pleasant Grove Family Clinic. Click on the online scheduling tool or call to book your exam over the phone today.