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Dr. Peter Curreri
Board Certified, Pulmonology
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What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

What does a OT do in a Physical/motor skills assessment in an adult with aspergers and hyper mobility syndrome ? What info will we get from it?

Daily activity: Ot helps with activities of daily living. In someone who is on the spectrum, those things can be very difficult. Ot can help people cope or handle activities of daily living . ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
22 years in practice
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When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

When would a doctor refer a child for a physical therapy pt assessment?

See below: Pt referrals are usually for injury rehab, aid in developmental delay, or aid for increased or decreased muscle tone. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
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Dr. John Bodell
Board Certified, General Surgery
44 years in practice
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What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

What can I expect during a complete male physical exam?

Male physical exam: Examination of height/weight. Vision ear nose and throat exam, blood presure, heart and lung exam. Skin changes, abdomen, breast exam, prostate and testicle exam. Reflexes and structural exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Buck Parker
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
36 years in practice
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Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

Can a holistic practitioner can do a complete physical exam on people?

It depends: Not all holistic practitioners have medical training, where one learns to do complete physical exams. If your "holistic practitioner" happens to be an md, do, or nd, then these people do have the requisite training to do physical examinations. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Do you have a checklist for a complete physical exam?

Do you have a checklist for a complete physical exam?

Should: It make sense to have a check list and every pcp should have it. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
28 years in practice
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As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

As a pretty healthy and active 35 year old male, how often should I have a comprehensive physical exam?

No definite answer: You ask a great question. There actually is no research to guide us on this question - only opinions. Mine is that every year or so makes sense, mostly to stay up-to-date on new developments in cancer screening, healthy lifestyle behaviors, and recommended vaccinations. All of these are updated on a continual basis. A good resource is an iphone app called my health checklist (2012 version coming). ...Read more

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
41 years in practice
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How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

How often must I have a physical exam if a woman in my 40s?

An annual Pap and: Referral for mammogram is in order if you have no "pre-existing" issues or meds. Your doctor shouls assess any changes in weight, blood pressure, check urine for blood and protein, he should teach prevention (diet, quit smoking, assesss etoh intake) examine top to bottom. ...Read more

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Dr. Marina Gafanovich
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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Why is it important to get a full physical exam?

Get a piece of mind: Check ups are recommended every year. Your insurance company will actually promote this to you. ...Read more

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