Substance Abuse Treatment, Suboxone Management & Addiction Management located in Danvers, MA

Physicals services offered in Danvers, MA

Aseda Suboxone and Wellness in Danvers, Massachusetts, takes a preventive approach to medical care. Through health screenings and education, the compassionate medical team, led by Barbara D. Davis, FNP, aims to help you and your family stay healthy and prevent the development of a chronic health condition. A physical serves as the ideal tool for preventive care. If it’s been more than a year since your last physical exam, contact the office by phone or online today to schedule. 

Physicals Q&A

What are physicals?

Annual physicals are routine medical examinations that evaluate your whole health. Like most people, you may only visit your healthcare provider when you’re sick. Although they can provide competent care to help you get well, a sick visit doesn’t allow the team to evaluate your overall health and wellness fully. 

A physical is designed to assess your health from head to toe and screen for various health issues based on gender and age. It also allows you and your provider to develop a more trusting relationship that may improve your overall care.

Do I need a physical every year?

Yes, you need a comprehensive annual physical exam every year. As noted, the purpose of the exam is to evaluate your whole health. The exam itself may identify risk factors or health issues early, so you can get the proper treatment or make any necessary lifestyle changes, so it doesn’t become a complicated, chronic health problem. 

What can I expect during a physical?

You can expect a comprehensive physical when you come in for a visit at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness. Your exam may begin with a few preliminary tests, such as:

  • Check your heart rate and blood pressure
  • Measure your temperature
  • Assess your height, weight, and body composition

The team may talk to you about your medical history, including the types of medications and supplements you take. This is also an excellent time to share any specific concerns you may have.

Then, your provider performs a physical exam evaluating your eyes, nose, ears, throat, heart, lungs, and internal organs. They may also request a blood and urine sample to evaluate your health further.

Depending on your age and gender, you may benefit from additional screenings such as:

  • Colonoscopy for colon cancer
  • Bone density test for osteoporosis
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Depression screening

After your examination, the team may talk to you about diet and lifestyle habits to support or improve your health. You may also be given routine vaccinations to protect against common contagious illnesses.

Do I need a DOT physical?

DOT physicals are medical exams that you have to undergo to get your commercial driver’s license (CDL). If you operate a vehicle as part of your job, the Department of Transport (DOT) requires you to have a CDL, and part of the process is the medical exam, known as a DOT physical.

The DOT physical ensures that there’s no medical reason you shouldn’t be driving and consists of a comprehensive series of health checks. During your DOT physical, your provider at Aseda Suboxone and Wellness checks for a wide range of health problems, including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Perforated eardrums
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Heart problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neurological problems

In addition to the physical checks, your provider also takes blood and urine samples to check for conditions like diabetes.

Physicals are essential for your health. Call Aseda Suboxone and Wellness or book an appointment online to schedule your physical today.