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8163 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 216018163 Ocean Gateway
Open until 6:00 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 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.62(5.2k reviews)
Your Doc’s In, Easton (Urgent Care) - 8163 Ocean Gateway, Easton
Had to wait a whole hour an a half just for a drug test

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2500 Boston St, Baltimore, MD 212242500 Boston St
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.7(612 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Canton - 2500 Boston St

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300 Sunburst Hwy, Cambridge, MD 21613300 Sunburst Hwy
Open until 6:00 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 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.76(5.2k reviews)
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Your Doc's In, Cambridge - 300 Sunburst Hwy
Was very happy with the experience. Charlie came up with a creative solution to my issue and it was much appreciated!

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8205 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia, MD 210458205 Snowden River Pkwy
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.4(1.3k reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Columbia - 8205 Snowden River Pkwy
This is our primary care facility. We love it from ability to get reasonably prompt appointments to friendly bedside manner, superb staff service, and high-quality care. Dr. Munoz (Ibrahim) is EXCEPTIONAL!.

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4407 Hartwick Rd, College Park, MD 207404407 Hartwick Rd
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(28 reviews)
Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, College Park - 4407 Hartwick Rd

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900 Kenilworth Dr, Towson, MD 21204900 Kenilworth Dr
Open until 2:00 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 - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Towson - 900 Kenilworth Dr

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2554 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 214012554 Solomons Island Rd
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  • MonClosed
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  • FriClosed
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4000 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie, MD 207164000 Mitchellville Rd
4.28(475 reviews)
Labcorp - 4000 Mitchellville Rd, Bowie
I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Labcorp. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.

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14504 Greenview Dr, Laurel, MD 2070814504 Greenview Dr
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  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
5.0(4 reviews)
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1630 Main St, Chester, MD 216191630 Main St
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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79 Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD 2140179 Annapolis St
5.0(6 reviews)
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501 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401501 Ridgely Ave
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204 S Cherry Grove Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401204 S Cherry Grove Ave
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(32 reviews)
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2601 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 214012601 Riva Rd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Riva Rd, Annapolis - 2601 Riva Rd, Annapolis

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2661 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 214012661 Riva Rd
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  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.13(4 reviews)
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I have gone to Dr. Christie for many years. Dr. Christie is a wonderful doctor. He excels as a diagnostician. He really cares about his patients and gives them the best possible service. Because of this, sometimes the waits in the waiting room can be long. He is the only Dr. I know of who also takes walk-ins because he knows life happens. Everyone I have referred to him loves him, as do I.
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3025 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 210373025 Solomons Island Rd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater - 3025 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater

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33 Magothy Beach Rd, Reisterstown, MD 2112233 Magothy Beach Rd
Open until 5:00 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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.0(40 reviews)
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28 Magothy Beach Rd, Pasadena, MD 2112228 Magothy Beach Rd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
1.0(1 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Magothy Beach Rd, Pasadena - 28 Magothy Beach Rd, Pasadena

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28522 Marlboro Ave, Easton, MD 2160128522 Marlboro Ave
Open until 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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.0(4 reviews)
Walked in very short on breath. Staff gave immediate attention and sent me to ER in ambulance after evaluation. I was in more trouble than I realized. Thank you for that oxygen and quick diagnosis. You all saved my life. I had kidney failure. So glad you are close to my home. M finally home after one week in hospital. EMS were terrific.
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8105 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 211228105 Ritchie Hwy
Open until 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
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
2.4(45 reviews)
Patient First Primary and Urgent Care, Pasadena - 8105 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena
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Recent Physical Exam Reviews (20)

My daughter needed a sports physical. Called this morning and had the best experience from start to finish! Every staff member we encountered was personable and professional. My daughter commented on how clean the office is and how friendly everyone was to her. Thank you!! Really appreciate the level of service at OUCH!

- Verified patient on 11/12

We went for a high school physical for sports. There were 2 people ahead of us and it probably took 25 min before we were out the door. It was great. Short and sweet.

- Verified patient on 8/15

Took my 94yo dad there for a physical to get into a retirement home and the staff was GREAT!!! They made sure he was relaxed. The doctor even gave him a hug when he left. My dad was in Iwo Jima and received a Purple Heart. Top notch staff there!

- Verified patient on 7/18

Went in for a d.o.t. physical and was taken care of In a fast and courteous manner

- Verified patient on 1/7

Great nurse. Wonderful Doctor. It was a quick, easy physical.

- Verified patient on 6/29

The doctors take into consideration of patients job when providing work documentation. Which is helpful when you have a physical occupation.

- Verified patient on 8/3

Came in for a physical, and the physician was very friendly!!

- Verified patient on 10/29

We were there for a school physical. It was quick and easy!

- Verified patient on 10/23

Went in for a USCG physical. Went through it quickly. Doc assisted in checking over paperwork. Good experience.

- Verified patient on 2/2

Receptionist was helpful and polite. Nurses were professional and very nice. In all in and out with no delay. Not a fan of physicals but glad I went there.

- Verified patient on 5/4

Pre op physical very thorough

- Verified patient on 4/9

Your Doc’s in is a great place to go for my physical. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the facility is clean. They accept most insurance, and I can book my appointment right on line.

- Verified patient on 12/3

Overall great experience. Although was first to arrive and first one complete with paperwork the second gentleman was seen before us. But grateful that there is some place available for sports physicals on a Saturday.

- Verified patient on 10/3

Awesome job with my son’s sports physical. We were in and out quickly. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Will return.

- Verified patient on 8/8

Had a great experience today. The staff was friendly and efficient. I needed to get a PPD, fit test and physical. All were completed in a timely manner. Great experience I would recommend using Your Docs In Occupational Health service.

- Verified patient on 9/24

Went for a pre-employment physical and definitely recommend them for any medical need you may have (within reason.)

- Verified patient on 8/13

We went for a Sports Physicals. The staff was nice and friendly. We were able to get in and out.

- Verified patient on 11/10

Pre-physical staff was very efficient and friendly

- Verified patient on 7/9

A little physical. Fast and thorough.

- Verified patient on 3/13

I am new to the area and haven't selected a pcp, and needed a preopt physical. They took care of everything

- Verified patient on 9/13

Chester Physical Exams

A annual physical exam (or annual well visit) is a routine check-up where a doctor or healthcare provider checks you for routine health issues and asks you basic questions about your health. During a physical exam, the doctor will most likely go over your medical history and ask you questions about the current state of your health. They'll also check vital signs like your heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature, as well as take a look at whether your skin appears healthy. You'll also get a head and neck exam, a lung exam (using a stethoscope), an abdominal exam, a neurological exam, and more. Women may get a breast and pelvic exam and men may get prostate, penis, testicular, and hernia exams.

Annual exams are important because they can help you find out about health issues early on so treatment can begin as soon as any problems are discovered. If you're overweight or you're at risk for diabetes, you'll most likely get a blood sugar test too. Everyone over the age of three should have a physical exam every year. At age 50, your doctor might start screening for colorectal cancer. At 40, women should begin getting regular mammogram screenings for breast cancer. Women ages 45 to 54 should get them yearly and women 55 and older should get them (at minimum) every two years.

More Details about Physical Exams

A physical examination is frequently done as part of a doctor's routine checkup. You can better prepare for your next medical appointment by learning more about what happens during a physical exam.

Physical examination

A physical examination is when your healthcare practitioner examines and studies your body to determine whether you have a physical health concern. Inspection, palpation, auscultation, and percussion are the four components of a physical examination, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Your doctor examines your body for concerns such as skin imperfections during the examination. According to the National Library of Medicine, palpation is the process of feeling your body with your fingers or hands, such as when a doctor feels for a tumor or mass.

Auscultation is a procedure in which your doctor listens to sounds, such as your heartbeat. Percussion entails making noises, such as tapping on various body parts. According to the National Library of Medicine, this is normally done to establish the size and consistency of your organs, as well as the presence or absence of fluids in specific locations.

The purpose of an annual physical exam

An annual physical exam, according to the National Library of Medicine, can help you detect and prevent health concerns you may not be aware of.

A yearly physical exam is used to check for diseases such as cancer and to see whether you are at risk for certain health issues such as diabetes. According to the National Library of Medicine, a yearly physical checkup allows you to stay up to date on vaccines and other preventative health treatments, as well as make good lifestyle choices that improve your overall health. Another advantage of getting an annual physical examination is that you can keep in constant contact with your doctor if you acquire an illness or chronic disease.

How to prepare for a physical examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, arriving prepared for your appointment can help you get the most out of your visit and avoid unnecessary follow-ups with your doctor.

First, go over your family's medical history and be ready to discuss any health conditions that run in your family, such as high blood pressure, cancer, or diabetes. According to the National Library of Medicine, your doctor may use this information to see if you're at risk for these same health issues.

The National Library of Medicine suggests that you check to see whether any general checkups or vaccines are needed. If you're not sure, call your doctor ahead of time so you can dress correctly or make extra arrangements if you need to go through specific tests.

Lastly, the NLM suggests writing down a list of issues and questions to mention during your appointment. For example, if you’ve been experiencing any new or different symptoms, write these down so your doctor can examine you for related health problems.

How a physical examination is performed

According to the National Library of Medicine, the manner in which your physical exam is conducted is mostly determined by your gender and age, due to changes in anatomy and health problems that affect different age groups.

Male examination

According to the National Library of Medicine, males between the ages of 18 and 39 have their height, weight, and body mass index (BMI) examined at every appointment. Males in this age bracket may be questioned about mental health issues such as depression, as well as their eating, exercise, and substance use habits. Blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease may all be checked.

According to the National Library of Medicine, men aged 40 to 64 receive the same services as men aged 18 to 39, as well as screenings for colorectal cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and osteoporosis. Men in their sixties and seventies may also be asked about their medications and whether they have recently fallen.

Female examination

At each checkup, females between the ages of 18 and 39 will have their height, weight, and BMI measured. According to the National Library of Medicine, females should have their blood pressure tested every one to two years, and cervical cancer screenings should begin at the age of 21. During their regular physical, females in this age bracket may also have diabetes and cholesterol screenings.

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

Lab tests

Based on the findings of your physical exam, your doctor may prescribe lab tests to confirm or rule out one or more diseases. The NLM says that lab tests may be used as part of examinations for disorders like colorectal cancer and cervical cancer.

Before your appointment, call your doctor to find out if you'll be having lab tests and what they'll entail so you can make the required preparations.

Following up after a physical examination

If one of your screens or lab tests comes back positive or inconclusive, you may be contacted following your physical examination. In such cases, your doctor will contact you to discuss treatment options or to prescribe more testing and screening. Your doctor can tell you more about what to expect after your physical exam in terms of follow-up.

Physical Exam FAQs

  • How much does a physical exam cost in Chester?

    Without insurance, a physical exam can cost anywhere between $50 and $200. With insurance, the cost of a physical exam is usually completely covered at least once a year, or requires a copayment of $10 to $50. Book a physical exam today to get estimated costs in Chester today.

  • How can I book a physical exam in Chester?

    If you are looking for a physical exam in Chester, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Chester-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “physical exam” as your reason for visit.

  • Where can I get a physical exam in Chester?

    In general, physical exams will be available at Chester-area urgent care centers, retail clinics and primary care doctor offices. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you get a physical as quickly and easily as possible.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a physical exam in Chester?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for physical exams can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Chester-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a physical as soon as today.

  • How do I find the best physical exam clinic in Chester?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Chester-area general practitioners to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a provider, see what previous patients think, and book an appointment with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a physical exam?

    It is generally recommended that everyone get a physical exam yearly. This can help detect problems early and begin treatment as early as possible. While the components of your physical may vary with age, it is important to have one annually at all ages.

  • Are video visits available with physical exam clinics in Chester?

    Although a complete physical exam cannot be completed over telehealth, your doctor may offer an annual wellness visit (AWV). An AWV is designed to evaluate patients over video and can replace annual physicals for individuals who have already established a relationship with their provider. AWVs do not require BMI and blood pressure measurements. These can either be self-reported or delayed.

  • Is a physical exam covered by my insurance?

    Many health insurers offer one annual physical for free. If the visit isn’t completely covered, patients will have to pay a $10 to $50 copay. It is uncommon for medical insurances to not offer annual physical coverage.

  • Are video visits with general practitioners covered by my insurance?

    AWVs are generally covered once per calendar year. Your insurance coverage for in-person physicals will be similar to the coverage provided for AWVs. Book a telemedicine visit to see estimated costs in the Chester area.

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

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  2. Percussion (February 4, 2022)
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  3. Physical exam frequency (February 4, 2022)
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  4. Health Checkup (September 15, 2021)
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  6. Health screenings for men ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  7. Health screenings for men age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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  8. Health screenings for women ages 18 to 39 (February 4, 2022)
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  9. Health screenings for women ages 40 to 64 (February 4, 2022)
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  10. Health screenings for women age 65 and older (February 4, 2022)
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