If you or your child needs a physical exam, you can rely on Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center in Newark, New Jersey, for comprehensive care. Family nurse practitioners Virginia Atieh, FNP, Selande Charles, FNP, and their team offer school, sports, and work physicals, as well as annual physical exams. Call the office to schedule a physical exam today or book an appointment online.

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What are physical exams?

Physical exams at Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center include evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment as needed to ensure you or your child stays as healthy as possible. Schedule an annual physical every year or book a school, sports, or work physical as needed.

What are the benefits of physical exams?

The main benefit of physical exams is the prevention or early detection of an illness, injury, or chronic disease before it becomes a serious complication. Attending annual exams every year, or more often if your provider recommends it, can save you time and money in the long run.

What happens during physical exams?

During a school, sports, work, or annual physical, Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center providers often complete the following:

Vital signs check

Checking your vital signs allows your provider to assess your overall health and screen for the presence of illness and disease. They weigh you and check your pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

Your Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center specialist reviews you or your child’s personal and family medical history. They discuss your lifestyle, symptoms, and medications if you take them.

Physical exams

During a physical exam, your family medicine provider assesses your overall health by examining your eyes, ears, throat, breathing, reflexes, and heartbeat. They may complete a pelvic exam in women or a prostate exam in men. Your provider might also screen your vision and hearing.

Diagnostic testing

If you have disease risk factors or experience new or unusual symptoms, your specialist may recommend undergoing a Pap test in women, prostate cancer screening in men, blood tests, urine tests, electrocardiogram (EKG), X-rays, asthma or allergy tests, or other diagnostic tests.

What happens after physical exams?

After a physical exam, your provider discusses the results with you. They might recommend you make lifestyle changes, lose weight, take dietary supplements or medications, or see a specialist if you have a complex medical problem. 

Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center staff members offer immunizations, birth control, and other preventive treatments. They can sign the paperwork needed to go to school, play sports, begin employment, or attend camps.

If you or your child is due for a physical exam or school, work, or sports physical, call the Hope & Esperanza Community Health Center office today or book an appointment online.