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Annual Physical Exams
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Getting a physical exam is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Iowa. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your annual physical exam results available in under an hour.
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Mercy East Village Urgent Care - Des Moines

Mercy East Village Urgent Care - Des Moines

1.0(1 reviews)
1350 Des Moines St, Des Moines, IA 503091350 Des Moines St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Dixon

Concentra Urgent Care

2100 Dixon St, Des Moines, IA 503162100 Dixon St
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

1530 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 503131530 E Euclid Ave
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Broadlawns Hospital Urgent Care

Broadlawns Hospital Urgent Care

1801 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 503141801 Hickman Rd
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • SunClosed
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Mercy Quick Care Clinic - Ingersoll - Des Moines

Mercy Quick Care Clinic - Ingersoll - Des Moines

3425 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 503123425 Ingersoll Ave
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

Iowa Health Walk-in Urgent Care

6000 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 503116000 University Ave
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Mercy Quick Care Clinic

Mercy Quick Care Clinic

1.36(6 reviews)
4343 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104343 Merle Hay Rd
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UnityPoint Clinic, Merle Hay

UnityPoint Clinic

5.0(1 reviews)
4020 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 503104020 Merle Hay Rd
OpenSun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff has gone above and beyond to help us with testing needed to determine if infection or other medical issues are present. Phones calls to follow up and ensure we have the information is greatly appreciated and assures communication is thorough. Thank you!
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Mercy South Urgent Care - Des Moines

Mercy South Urgent Care - Des Moines

6601 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 503156601 SW 9th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic, Southglen

UnityPoint Clinic

3.67(3 reviews)
7481 US-69, Des Moines, IA 503207481 US-69
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Recent patient review

This is an excellent clinic. The Doctors in the clinic and Urgent care are great. Very helpful and caring.
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Mercy East Urgent Care - Pleasant Hill

Mercy East Urgent Care - Pleasant Hill

5.0(1 reviews)
5900 E University Ave, Pleasant Hill, IA 503275900 E University Ave
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Love Dr Strang and his staff
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care, Altoona

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care

2720 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 500092720 8th St SW
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic, Urbandale

UnityPoint Clinic

2901 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 86th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Unity Point Clinic

Unity Point Clinic

3.88(4 reviews)
2901 NW 86th St, Urbandale, IA 503222901 NW 86th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

From the time my husband and I walked through the door, I felt well cared for. I had fallen and hit my head. The young woman at the check-in desk had a welcoming smile, only asked a few questions and suggested I sit down. If she needed any more info she would come to me. The young woman who cleaned up my cuts and abrasions had a gentle touch. I'm sorry I don't have their names. Ashlee Reetz stitched and bandaged my various wounds. She answered my questions, checked me for a possible concussion, with professionalism and pleasant attitude. My husband and I were so pleased with the care in your facility. I was there around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd.
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Ankeny Urgent Care

Ankeny Urgent Care

1410 SW Tradition Dr, Ankeny, IA 500231410 SW Tradition Dr
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine, Ankeny Prairie Trail

UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine

2515 SW State St, Ankeny, IA 500232515 SW State St
OpenSun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
  • SunClosed
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Mercy West Urgent Care - Clive

Mercy West Urgent Care - Clive

1.0(5 reviews)
1601 NW 114th St, Clive, IA 503251601 NW 114th St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

11144 NW Aurora Ave., Urbandale, IA 5032211144 NW Aurora Ave.
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Mercy North Urgent Care - Ankeny

Mercy North Urgent Care - Ankeny

5.0(1 reviews)
800 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021800 E 1st St
OpenSun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I was having heart palpitations, so went to Urgent Care. I didn't wait long before I was seen. The nurse did an EKG and then summoned the Dr. who discussed what was going on and what I might do. All involved were very professional and helpful.
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The Iowa Clinic, West Des Moines Campus

The Iowa Clinic

2.8(10 reviews)
5950 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 502665950 University Ave
OpenSun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Physical Exam FAQs

  • What is a physical exam?

    A physical exam is a procedure in which your doctor examines your body to see whether you have any health problems.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    A doctor will review a woman's medical history and perform the recommended screenings for her age group during a physical exam. According to the National Library of Medicine, she may also have her blood pressure and cholesterol levels examined, as well as have a conversation with her doctor about any new or existing health concerns.

  • Why are physical exams important?

    Physical exams are crucial, according to the National Library of Medicine, since they can uncover health concerns that you may be unaware of and help you minimize your chance of developing future health problems such as osteoporosis or diabetes.

  • How long do exams take?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, the length of time it takes for your doctor to do a physical exam is largely determined by the type and quantity of procedures and screenings that will be performed during your consultation. So that you can make the necessary arrangements, ask your doctor how long the exam will take.

  • What are common lab tests that can be ordered during a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor may prescribe a Pap test, a blood glucose test for diabetes, a cholesterol test, a complete blood count, and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test, according to the National Library of Medicine. During your next appointment, your doctor can provide you more information about the lab tests that may be recommended for you.

  • What vital signs are taken during a physical?

    According to the National Library of Medicine, vital signs are normally measured during an annual doctor visit because they alter with age, weight, activity level, and overall health. Blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and breathing rate are examples of vital indicators.

  • What questions should you ask your doctor during a physical?

    You can learn more about your health and the activities you can take to address or avoid specific health problems by asking questions during your physical checkup. According to the National Library of Medicine, you should bring a list of questions and concerns about your health to your appointment, such as new symptoms you're experiencing and screens and tests you should undergo based on your age, gender, and family history.

  • Where can I find and book a physical exam in Iowa?

    Solv is the simplest and most convenient way to schedule a physical test. You may rest easy knowing your physical exam is being handled by a knowledgeable doctor thanks to Solv's database of just the highest-rated providers in your area. Visit Solv now to locate an urgent care clinic or a doctor who can offer physical exams near you.

Recent Physical Exam Reviews (1)

Excellent experience. In for a Pre-Op physical at Johnston location and COVID test at WDM location. Staff in both locations friendly, helpful and caring. Had to call with several questions over a period of days. Always helpful and timely in reply.

- Verified patient on 1/13

Iowa Physical Exams

As part of a doctor's routine checkup, a physical examination is usually performed. Learn more about what happens during a physical exam to better prepare for your next medical appointment.

Physical examination

A physical examination is when a healthcare professional examines and studies your body to see if you have a physical health problem. The four components of a physical examination, according to the National Library of Medicine, are inspection, palpation, auscultation, and percussion (NLM).

During the examination, your doctor looks over your body for any issues, such as skin flaws. Palpation is the technique of feeling your body with your fingers or hands, such as when a doctor feels for a tumor or mass, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Auscultation is a method of listening to sounds, such as your heartbeat, by your doctor. Making noises, such as tapping on various body parts, is referred to as percussion. This is usually done to determine the size and consistency of your organs, as well as the presence or absence of fluids in specific places, according to the National Library of Medicine.

The purpose of an annual physical exam

According to the National Library of Medicine, an annual physical exam can help you discover and avoid health problems you may not be aware of.

An annual physical exam is used to screen for diseases like cancer and to see whether you're at risk for certain health problems like diabetes. A yearly physical checkup, according to the National Library of Medicine, helps you to stay current on vaccines and other preventative health treatments, as well as make smart lifestyle choices that benefit your general health. Another benefit of having a yearly physical examination is that you can communicate with your doctor at any time if you develop an illness or chronic disease.

How to prepare for a physical examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, being prepared for your appointment will help you make the most of your time with your doctor and avoid unnecessary follow-ups.

First, review your family's medical history and be prepared to discuss any inherited health concerns, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or diabetes. Your doctor may use this information to assess if you're at risk for these same health problems, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Check with the National Library of Medicine to discover if any general exams or immunizations are required. If you're not sure, call your doctor ahead of time to make sure you're dressed appropriately or to make special arrangements if you need to undergo specialized tests.

Finally, the National Library of Medicine recommends making a list of issues and questions to bring up at your meeting. If you've been suffering any new or different symptoms, for example, write them down so your doctor can evaluate you for any linked health issues.

How a physical examination is performed

The manner in which your physical exam is conducted is primarily governed by your gender and age, according to the National Library of Medicine, due to differences in anatomy and health problems that impact different age groups.

Male examination

Males between the ages of 18 and 39 have their height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) measured at every consultation, according to the National Library of Medicine. Males in this age group may be asked about mental health issues including depression, as well as their food, exercise, and substance use habits. It is possible to assess your blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.

Males aged 40 to 64 receive the same services as men aged 18 to 39, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis screenings, according to the National Library of Medicine. Men in their sixties and seventies may also be questioned about their medications and whether or not they have fallen recently.

Female examination

Females between the ages of 18 and 39 will have their height, weight, and BMI checked at each visit. Females should have their blood pressure checked every one to two years, according to the National Library of Medicine, and cervical cancer screenings should begin at the age of 21. Females in this age group may get diabetes and cholesterol screenings as part of their routine medical examination.

Women between the ages of 40 and 64 receive all of the same services as younger women, including lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and osteoporosis screenings, according to the National Library of Medicine. Routine mammograms may be performed on women over the age of 65, and they may be asked about any medications they are taking.

Lab tests

Your doctor may order lab tests to confirm or rule out one or more disorders based on the results of your physical exam. Lab tests may be utilized as part of evaluations for illnesses such as colorectal cancer and cervical cancer, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Call your doctor ahead of time to find out if you'll be getting blood tests and what they'll entail so you can make the necessary arrangements.

Following up after a physical examination

Following your physical examination, you may be called if one of your screens or lab tests comes back positive or inconclusive. Your doctor will contact you in such circumstances to discuss treatment choices or to recommend additional tests and screening. Your doctor can tell you more about what to expect in terms of follow-up after your physical exam.

Sources

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  1. Physical examination (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm
  2. Percussion (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002281.htm
  3. Physical exam frequency (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002125.htm
  4. Health Checkup (September 15, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/healthcheckup.html
  5. Health screenings for men ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007464.htm
  6. Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007465.htm
  7. Health screenings for men age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007466.htm
  8. Health screenings for women ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007462.htm
  9. Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007467.htm
  10. Health screenings for women age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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  11. The 411 on common lab tests (November 19, 2019)
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  12. Vital signs (February 4, 2022)
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