Physical Exams

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Cary and Morrisville, NC


Physical Exams services offered in Cary and Morrisville, NC

Physical exams are tools health care providers use to get a general sense of your current state of health. You have a physical exam every time you visit your primary care provider. At Cary Medical Clinic in Cary and Morrisville, North Carolina, experienced internal medicine physician, Neelu Agarwal, MD, and the team provide all types of physical exams. For annual physicals or travel exams, Cary Medical Clinic can help. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Physical Exams Q&A

What are physical exams?

Physical exams are part of the evaluation process when you visit your health care provider. Though the specifics of a physical exam vary depending on the reason for the visit, the purpose of the exam is to get a general sense of your current health status. 


Cary Medical Clinic offers primary care services with physicians who take an integrative, holistic, and evidence-based approach to care.

What are some types of physical exams?

Every physical exam is unique. However, there are different types of exams that have a specific focus. 


Types of physical exams include:

Annual physicals


An annual physical exam is a comprehensive evaluation that takes a look at your current health and risk of developing illnesses in the future. Cary Medical Clinic considers your annual physical exam the most important health visit of the year. 

Sports physicals


Playing sports is a good way to stay fit. However, it also puts you at risk of injuries. Sports physical exams aim to make sure your body is capable of participating in your sport of choice, potentially reducing your risk of injury.

Pre-travel physicals


Cary Medical Clinic provides pre-travel physical exams and advice. Traveling abroad may put you at risk of diseases not common in the United States. Your provider talks to you about your health and the steps you can take to stay well when traveling, including updating your vaccinations.

Immigration physicals


Cary Medical Clinic also provides immigration physicals, a requirement from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for certain immigration visas. 

What happens during physical exams?

The details of your physical exam at Cary Medical Clinic depend on your age, health needs, and reason for the visit. However, you can expect a thorough and patient-centered exam. Your health care provider wants to understand your whole health.


Your physical exam may include:


  • Check of body composition
  • Measurement of blood pressure and heart rate
  • Assessment of lung and heart function
  • Evaluation of ears, nose, throat, and eyes
  • Hearing and vision test
  • Check on joints and muscles
  • Palpation of internal organs


Cary Medical Clinic may also run lab tests to screen for health issues or diagnose an illness. 


Once your provider completes your physical, they spend time talking to you about their findings and make recommendations to improve your health. 


To receive your physical exam, call Cary Medical Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.