What to Expect During a Physical

One of the easiest and most impactful things you can do for your health is to have an annual physical. Physicals are free for everyone under the Affordable Care Act, and you can get one conveniently at a walk-in clinic in Atlanta at an appointment time that fits into your schedule.

Watch this video to find out what to expect when you go to a walk-in clinic for a physical. The family physician will listen to your lungs and heart, look at your ears, nose, and throat, and test your reflex times. He or she may also examine your abdomen by pressing on it. Most physicals also include blood work to test your cholesterol levels and to look for other indicators of illness. Depending on your needs, your physician may recommend additional exams and tests, such as a well woman exam or discreet STD testing.