Physicals are comprehensive health checkups that ensure you get any treatment you need before you get sick. Sherif Hassan, MD, at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care in Lanham, Maryland, provides pre-employment physicals and immigration physicals as well as annual physicals. To arrange your physical, call Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

request an appointment

What are physicals?

A physical is a comprehensive review of your health. Your Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care provider looks for signs of poor health and carries out tests to screen for early signs of disease.

An annual physical exam is an excellent way of identifying health problems before they develop into more serious conditions. Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers annual physicals and other, more specialized exams for specific purposes.

What kinds of physicals are available?

Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers several types of physicals in addition to an annual checkup, including:

Immigration physicals

Anyone applying for adjustment of status and some citizenship applicants must undergo a medical examination conducted by an approved medical professional. The immigration physical consists of a physical exam, blood tests, a tuberculin (TB) skin test, and any required vaccines.

Pre-employment physicals

Many employers require new hires to undergo a pre-employment physical to ensure the applicant is fit for their new job. The process is largely the same as an annual physical, but the employer might request specific checks and tests, such as drug screening.

You might also need to have a regular physical during the course of your employment. Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care offers comprehensive physicals for corporations and individuals.

Well-woman and well-man exams

Well-woman and -man exams are physicals that cover the same areas as annual physicals but focus on checking your reproductive health. That might mean having an internal exam and Pap smear if you’re a woman or a prostate exam if you’re a man.

Other physicals include ones for insurance purposes, exams to ensure you’re fit to play certain sports, and Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals for people who drive for a living.

What happens at a physical?

The procedure for your physical varies depending on the kind of exam you have. However, most exams include a medical and family history review and a check of your key health indicators, including:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate
  • Respiration (breathing) rate
  • Temperature
  • Reflexes

Your provider assesses your alertness, whether you have any mobility or range of motion problems and your mental and physical reactions.

They look for signs of health issues such as rashes, weakness, pale gums, discolored eyes, and swollen lymph nodes. They also listen to your heart and lung sounds.

You would typically give blood and urine samples for testing at Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care’s on-site lab services.

Your provider might do an echocardiogram to check your heart and refer you for diagnostic imaging tests like X-rays, an ultrasound, or an MRI if they feel it’s necessary.

To arrange your physical, call Maryland Primary Care and Urgent Care today or book an appointment online.

Where do you provide services ?

Our offices are currently based in the Mid-Atlantic region, specifically Maryland . We do provide Telemedicine in States in which we are licensed and these are Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia and Florida . In order to find suitable alternatives, we suggest considering a concierge medicine practice located near you. Additionally, you might find executive physical programs available at local hospital systems.

Is there an executive physical program in your location?

Yes, we do have an executive physical program available . If you are interested in this program, we would be more than happy to provide you with additional information or assist you in scheduling an appointment. Please feel free to reach out to our line at 301.277.3555. We look forward to helping you and addressing any further inquiries you may have.

Who are executive physicals for?

Executive physicals are not exclusively intended for corporate executives, despite the name. While it is common for companies to provide this type of service to their CEOs and top-level executives, executive physicals can also be highly beneficial for key employees at various levels within an organization. This includes individuals who are seen as rising stars that the company wants to retain, as well as those who possess unique skill sets that are difficult to find in the job market.

Even small businesses can greatly benefit from executive physicals. For example, if a company heavily relies on a small team of salespeople who generate the majority of their revenue, having one of them out of commission due to a health issue could have devastating consequences. Similarly, companies facing a key person risk, where the loss of an employee with an essential skill set would severely limit the company’s capabilities, can also find executive physicals to be highly valuable.

Overall, executive physicals are not limited to a specific group of individuals within a company but rather offer a wide range of benefits for anyone deemed crucial to the organization’s success. By prioritizing the health and well-being of key employees, companies can safeguard against potential setbacks and ensure the continuity of their operations.

Who offers executive physicals?

Executive physicals are offered by different types of medical providers. These include large hospitals, which are renowned facilities like the Mayo Clinic or the Cleveland Clinic, attracting patients from all over the world. Regional health systems also offer executive physicals, serving as the dominant healthcare provider within a specific region and drawing patients from that area. Examples of these health systems include Emory in the Atlanta area, INOVA in Northern Virginia, and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. In addition to these options, there are concierge medicine practices that focus on providing executive physicals. These practices are generally smaller and more locally-focused but still cater to executives from various regions. Compared to larger hospital systems, concierge practices see fewer patients and offer a more intimate atmosphere. They also have the advantage of customizing the executive physical and program to a greater extent due to their smaller and more agile nature.

How much does an executive physical cost?

An executive physical typically comes with a price tag ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 at most places. However, luxury providers may charge up to $10,000 for their services. At our office , we offer a range of executive physical packages starting from $1,000 for a Classic Physical and going up to $4,000 for a Signature Physical. Transparency is important to us, which is why we provide a comprehensive online executive physical cost calculator to help potential patients determine the exact cost. The information gathered during the examination is then compiled into a comprehensive package, providing patients with a thorough understanding of their health status and personal health risks. This knowledge empowers individuals to plot a course towards optimal health and performance.

What is an executive physical?

An executive physical is a comprehensive annual physical exam specifically designed for eligible employees within companies. While traditional annual physical exams covered by health insurance plans mainly focus on detecting health issues based on evident symptoms, executive physicals aim to identify potential health problems well in advance. These programs offer a more extensive health evaluation that includes advanced lab testing, cutting-edge imaging and screenings, and consultations with specialists to proactively recognize risks before any symptoms arise. Depending on the provider, executive physicals typically span from a half-day to multiple days and concentrate on crucial areas of health risks such as heart, vascular conditions, and cancer. Companies often provide executive physicals as a part of their benefits package, prioritizing key employees or extending the benefit to all employees. The implementation of executive physicals not only helps organizations minimize the risk associated with key personnel by identifying potential health risks but also enhances recruitment and employee retention efforts.