Family Practice & Primary Care Practice located in Sugar Land, TX

Physicals are a crucial part of preventive care that allow the family medicine specialists at Voss Family Clinic in Sugar Land, Texas, to detect early signs of disease and other health concerns. With annual, sports, and school physicals, the clinic can effectively provide comprehensive care for every patient as they age. Call today or schedule an appointment online to book a physical with an experienced provider.

Physicals Q&A

What are physicals?

A physical is a comprehensive health evaluation. A vital part of your preventive care plan, physicals allow your provider to identify signs of disease before you even show symptoms. Physicals help catch illnesses, chronic diseases, and health risk factors in their early stages when they’re most treatable.

At Voss Family Clinic, the experienced family medicine practitioners perform many types of physicals and other health screenings to help you maintain good health as you age.

Why are physicals important?

Physicals can help maintain your health throughout life rather than treating diseases once they’ve already developed. There are specific types of physicals that can best support your stage of life, including: 


Annual Physicals

Staying up to date on your annual physicals can save you time, money, and energy on potentially costly and invasive treatments by preventing disease in the first place. These physicals are encouraged for all ages. 


School Physicals 

Schools often encourage – or even require – students to have a physical before attending. Some institutions need a physical to ensure your child is properly vaccinated and healthy enough to focus on their education, whether in elementary school, junior high, high school, or beyond. 


Sports Physicals 

Similarly, if you or your child are participating in intramural or school sports, coaches and administrators may require a physical before participating. These physicals are tailored to the sport you are playing, and make sure you are aware of any conditions that may impact your performance. 

Your health care practitioner at Voss Family Clinic works with you to determine which physical best suits you and can collaborate with you if more than one is needed for your desired activity or wellness routine. 

What happens during physicals?

Even though factors such as your medical history, age, and other related details determine how your healthcare provider administers your physical exam, all physicals share certain steps.

First, the staff checks your height, weight, and vitals (respiration rate, blood pressure, pulse, and temperature). Next, your provider reviews and updates your medical history by asking about your health and lifestyle habits.

Your provider begins the physical part of the exam by looking inside your throat, eyes, and ears. They also listen to your heart and lungs and palpate (touch) your abdomen. Finally, they evaluate your muscle strength and range of motion.

How often do I need physicals?

Voss Family Clinic encourages every patient to visit for an annual physical. You or your child may also need a physical before participating in sports or starting a new school year. Many schools in Texas require new students to pass a physical exam before enrolling. Make sure to bring the necessary paperwork for your child’s school physical to prepare for the visit.

Call Voss Family Clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about physicals.