Pelican Family Medicine

Annual Physicals

Family Medicine located in Wilmington, NC

Annual Physicals services offered in Wilmington, NC

Scheduling annual physicals is one of the best ways to maintain superior health or fulfill job requirements and a sports team, camp, or school requirements. At Pelican Family Medicine, with two convenient offices in Wilmington, North Carolina, Samuel Armitage, MD, and his team offer this service to patients 12 and older. Call the nearest office to schedule annual physicals or use the online booking feature today.

Annual Physicals Q&A

What are annual physicals?

Annual physicals are yearly exams that allow your family medicine specialist to evaluate your overall health and well-being. These physicals include medical exams and specialized tests, if needed, to diagnose and treat common medical problems before they become severe.

Sports, school, work, and camp physicals are sometimes required to participate in these activities. Such physicals ensure that you or your child is healthy enough to safely be a part of a sports team, camp, job, or school-related events.

What happens during annual physicals?

During annual physicals at Pelican Family Medicine, you can expect:

Vital sign checks

Your family medicine specialist greets you, weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. They also evaluate the growth and development of children and teenagers.

Medical history reviews

The Pelican Family Medicine team reviews your personal and family medical histories. They ask questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, medication, and more.

Medical exams

During a physical exam, your provider evaluates your ears, eyes, throat, neck, heartbeat, breathing, and reflexes. Pelican Family Medicine offers immunizations, pelvic exams and Pap tests for women, prostate exams for men, and on-site labs and imaging procedures.

Health screenings

Depending on your symptoms and risk factors, your provider could suggest health screenings, including urinalysis, blood tests, heart-function tests, nasal or throat swabs, X-rays, bone density scans, and other imaging procedures.

You might also need vision and hearing screenings or a psychiatric evaluation if you struggle with depression or other mental health disorders.

If you need treatment for a disease, injury, or illness, the Pelican Family Medicine specialists are here for you. They provide prescriptions, wound and fracture care, medically supervised weight management programs, IV infusions, specialist referrals, and more.

When should I schedule annual physicals?

Schedule annual physicals at Pelican Family Medicine every year or as needed for work, school, sports, or camps. You can also call the Pelican Family Medicine office if you or a family member become ill or injured, develop new symptoms, or have concerns about your health.

Call the Pelican Family Medicine office or book an appointment online today if you’re due for annual physicals.