Family Practice & Urgent Care located between Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, CA


Physicals give your doctor a chance to see you when you’re feeling good, so they can assess your general health and identify any potential risk factors of disease. At Maxlife Urgent Care, located between Whittier and Santa Fe Springs, California, the providers offer annual physicals to children and adults. You may also schedule specialized physicals for a sports team, school, or camp. Call today or use the online tool to book your annual physical. 

Why are regular physicals important?

When you lead a busy life and feel healthy, a physical seems unnecessary. But, even if you’re feeling good, you should schedule regular physicals to ensure you stay that way. 

During this comprehensive exam, your doctor gathers important information about key health markers, including blood pressure, weight, and glucose (blood sugar) levels. A routine physical allows them to update your medical records and review any medications and supplements you take. Your provider also ensures you’re up-to-date on vaccinations and important screenings, such as mammograms, prostate screenings, and colonoscopies. 

Many chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and hypertension don’t show outward symptoms until they’ve reached a crisis state. A regular physical allows your doctor to detect these diseases and prevent them from progressing. 

What is it like to get a physical?

All physicals begin with reviewing your medical history and gathering basic health stats, such as height, weight, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and body temperature. 

Your provider examines your skin, eyes, ears, and throat for any signs of possible illness or disease. They feel your thyroid to look for enlargement, which could indicate hypothyroidism or thyroid cancer. They also evaluate your respiration rate and heartbeat and check your reflexes and muscle tone as well.

Children don’t usually require blood tests, but adults benefit from a glucose test, complete blood count, and a metabolic panel. These tests can catch nutritional deficiencies and provide information about the function of your immune system and internal organs. 

What are special types of physicals?

Everyone older than the age of 3 benefits from an annual physical exam. Children younger than three years old come in for more frequent wellness checkups. Anyone with a chronic condition, like diabetes or heart disease, may benefit from more frequent physical reviews.

The providers at Maxlife Urgent Care also offer sports, school, and camp physicals. If you need another specialized physical, check with us first to see if we can provide the proper credentialing. 

Call Maxlife Urgent Care today to schedule your annual physical. You can also use this website to book appointments for your family online.