Physicals Specialist

Ribera Healthcare Clinic -  - A Private Medical Practice

Ribera Healthcare Clinic

A Private Medical Practice & Board Certified Nurse Practitioners located in on Coors NW north of Montaño, Albuquerque, NM

If it's been more than a year or two since your last physical exam, don’t wait to take action. Regular physicals present an opportunity to check in on your health and build a relationship with your doctor. At Ribera Healthcare Clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Olga Lucero, MSN, FNP-C, offers several types of physicals to people of all ages. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book a physical exam online today.

Physicals Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a routine screening procedure used to determine your general well-being. During a physical exam, your Ribera Healthcare Clinic provider:

  • Checks for possible diseases to ensure early treatment
  • Identifies issues that may become medical concerns in the future
  • Updates necessary immunizations
  • Asks you about your lifestyle, including diet and exercise

A physical exam also presents the opportunity to check your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels. High readings increase your risk of serious health problems, but they may not present any noticeable symptoms. A physical exam can alert you to issues early on when they’re most responsive to treatment. 

Are there different types of physicals?

At Ribera Healthcare Clinic, patients can access several types of physicals, including:

Sports physicals

Many school districts and youth sports leagues require participants to undergo a sports physical before starting a new season. During a sports physical, your child’s provider checks their vital signs, balance, coordination, and flexibility. They also provide tips and insights for injury prevention.

Comprehensive physicals

A comprehensive physical checks in on all aspects of your physical, mental, and neurological health. During this type of physical, your Ribera Healthcare Clinic provider examines your eyes, ears, nose, and throat, checks your vital signs including heart and respiratory rate, and orders laboratory testing, including a complete blood count (CBC). 

Executive physicals

An executive physical goes one step further than a comprehensive physical. This type of physical involves a highly personalized medical assessment, which determines your risk of certain diseases and chronic conditions. 

An executive physical doesn’t just diagnose and treat these problems; it also provides you with insights you can use in your daily life to improve your health as a whole. 

How often should I schedule a physical exam? 

The team at Ribera Healthcare Clinic recommends you schedule a physical exam at least once a year. Even if you feel relatively healthy, preventive check-ups and screenings still matter.  The sooner you can detect and treat serious health problems, the less likely they are to negatively affect your quality of life.

To schedule a physical exam for yourself or a family member at Ribera Healthcare Clinic, call the office or book online today.