Whether you’re looking for a physical exam for sports, work, or the DOT, the Men’s Vitality Center offers premier men’s healthcare in a comfortable and friendly environment. Men come to us for all different reasons . If you’re experiencing issues with erectile dysfunction, joint pain, suspect problems with high blood pressure or cholesterol, or need a physical exam, call us. Your family depends on you to stay healthy!
Some men avoid physicals unless they absolutely have to get them. However, knowing what to expect during your physical exam will certainly ease your mind and make things go smoothly. Here are some things, as a man, you can expect during your next physical exam at the Men’s Vitality Center.
- Testicular exam. You may receive a testicular exam to check for lumps that may be cancer or other harmful conditions which affect the testicles.
- Hernia exam. Also known as the “turn your head and cough” exam, the hernia exam checks for any weaknesses in the abdominal wall between the intestines and scrotum.
- STD exam. A physician at Men’s Vitality Center may want to check for sexually transmitted diseases or infections as a part of your exam.
- Prostate exam. Your physician will also want to perform a prostate exam after you’re 50 years old. Inserting a finger into the rectum will allow the doctor to feel the prostate for it’s size and any suspicious areas around or on the prostate.
Another thing to look forward to as you turn 50, is a colorectal exam to check for colorectal cancer and/or other risk factors. Your doctor at the Men’s Vitality Center will ask you about your family history and whether or not you have any immediate family members who have had colorectal cancer. If you do, you will need to start having colorectal screenings before age 50.
Your physical exam will emphasize prevention. These exams are a great opportunity for your physician to take a full comprehensive note of what’s going on with your body.
There are certainly healthy behaviors that work far better at preventing some illnesses than medications. Your doctor will recommend specific exercises you can do based on a physical evaluation during your physical exam. We recommend most people walk briskly for 30 minutes a day or some other type of exercise that raises your heart rate for about 30 minutes each day. This decreases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancers. You may also be told your diet needs to change. We may recommend eating a mostly plant-based diet that is low in animal fats. Above all else, you will be told not to smoke, or if you do smoke, you will likely be told that you need to stop smoking.
2016 DOT Medical Examination Form
Drivers: Please complete pages 1 and 2 online and print them out to bring in with you for your physical.
2016 DOT Examination Form