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4.77(44 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called
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4.77(44 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called

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RapidMD Walkin, Belleville

RapidMD Walkin

5.0(1 reviews)
250 Mill St, Belleville, NJ 07109250 Mill St
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CityLife Health, Newark

CityLife Health

4.84(882 reviews)
44 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710344 Jones St
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Wait time was very long but staff and doctors very nice

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Urgent Medical Care & MRI

4.33(876 reviews)
3540 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 073073540 John F. Kennedy Blvd
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We went for a rapid COVID test and it was handled well. A bit too long to wait with a prior scheduled appointment, but overall a positive experience and we got our results quickly with a QR code, which was the main reason that we chose this facility.

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PromptMD, Jersey City Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.83(3.9k reviews)
201 Marin Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 07302201 Marin Blvd
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Super organized and friendly environment.

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PromptMD, Hoboken Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.81(4.2k reviews)
309 1st St, Hoboken, NJ 07030309 1st St
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Everyone was super helpful and listened to my symptoms. The appointment went very quick and I was diagnosed with strep in 15 mins

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Friendly Urgent Care, Roselle

Friendly Urgent Care

4.82(192 reviews)
580 Raritan Rd, Roselle, NJ 07203580 Raritan Rd
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Very quick, efficient and friendly!!!

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PromptMD, Weehawken Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.84(1.2k reviews)
4100 Park Ave, Weehawken, NJ 070864100 Park Ave
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Although the wait was long, it was easy. Once I signed in I was notified by text message when my turn was approaching. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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Riverside Urgent Care, Springfield

Riverside Urgent Care

4.6(3.5k reviews)
200 US-22, Springfield, NJ 07081200 US-22
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The caregiver that I was talking to and that helped me did an amazing job when I went in to do my PCR test. Very sweet, cared, and very down to Earth. I believe her name was Kaitlin? Genuinely was quick and was calming

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Riverside Urgent Care, Linden

Riverside Urgent Care

4.72(3.4k reviews)
415 W St Georges Ave, Linden, NJ 07036415 W St Georges Ave
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The staff was very professional and friendly.

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AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care, North Bergen

AM/PM Walk-In Urgent Care

4.79(13k reviews)
7405 Bergenline Ave, North Bergen, NJ 070477405 Bergenline Ave
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Great experience the staff very professional and kind love it

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Hudson Healthcare Express

Hudson Healthcare Express

4.53(38 reviews)
9225 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 070479225 John F. Kennedy Blvd
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The doctor take care us nicely 👍🏻

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Manhattan Pulmonary and Sleep Institute, Dr. Omer Ahmed

Manhattan Pulmonary and Sleep Institute

4.73(15 reviews)
333 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016333 E 34th St
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Friendly easy going and knowledgeable doctor

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Friendly Urgent Care, Fort Hamilton

Friendly Urgent Care

4.91(23 reviews)
7202 Fort Hamilton Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 112287202 Fort Hamilton Pkwy
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Friendly Urgent Care provides exceptional service!

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Levelup MD Urgent Care, Park Slope

Levelup MD Urgent Care

4.6(5 reviews)
164 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217164 Park Pl
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Chai Urgent Care, Sutton Place

Chai Urgent Care

4.42(33 reviews)
1113 York Ave, New York, NY 100651113 York Ave
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Chai Urgent Care, Staten Island

Chai Urgent Care

4.74(2.4k reviews)
1975 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 103061975 Hylan Blvd
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I made an appointment online in advance for a Covid test. When I arrived they take me on time. Everyone was friendly and tried their best to help everyone.

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Riverside Urgent Care, Totowa

Riverside Urgent Care

4.63(2.7k reviews)
225 US-46, Totowa, NJ 07512225 US-46
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Sheyla, Héctor and Dr Bik were amazing I will definitely come back here ! Great service!

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AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care, Cliffside Park

AM/PM Walk-in Urgent Care

4.82(12k reviews)
596 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010596 Anderson Ave
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Very clean very polite friendly helpful and very organized

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Chai Urgent Care, Williamsburg

Chai Urgent Care

4.7(635 reviews)
735 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn , NY 11205735 Bedford Ave
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I cannot express how amazing Chai Urgent Care is! <3 The facility was clean, the staff was both professional and compassionate, and the gear was high tech. They were able to handle my concerns on-site, and quickly, with skill and speed. I absolutely recommend them!

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PromptMD, Edgewater Urgent Care

PromptMD

4.84(4.8k reviews)
725 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020725 River Rd
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The doctors are always nice and really listen to you. The staff is helpful. I would recommend prompt md to family and freinds. The wait time is not long at all.

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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 New Jersey?

    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 (20)

I went in to get a rapid antigen test for travel. From the online scheduling through the results, everything was seem less. I got there 10 mins before my appointment time and was seen on time. All of the staff was friendly and professional. I let the tech doing the testing know that it was my first time and I was nervous. She assured me she would take her time and explained thoroughly the procedure and showed me the testing stick she would use. It was painless and I only felt a tickle in the back of my nostril. I was given my physical results in 10 mins. The Dr on staff even came in after the test was done to introduce himself and say hello. This was a rare and surprising visit and I will recommend this office and won’t hesitate to go back.

- Verified patient on 3/22

Pretty good experience. I had a tooth infection as badly needed antibiotics. I really wish the doctor would have given me some pain pills. My guns were clearly swollen and I was up all last night in crying pain. Doctors are so hesitant to prescribe pain pills due to the opioid crisis, but they should be in tune when there is evidence actually showing of patients who need them. As the doctor had acknowledged, “Motrin can not touch this kind of tooth pain.” Please consider that everyone is not a drug addict. Thank goodness, I got some sleep today, and the antibiotics are working to alleviate some pain, however I missed a day of work due to the pain and I’m having to call out tomorrow as well just in case. Again, please assess individuals individually especially when there is clear physical evidence of pain.

- Verified patient on 7/20

I love the fact that we did not have to stand outside in the cold weather in order to check in. Also it’s very good that we were able to leave the site while we waited. I understand that you are overworked and there are just too many people that need the Covid test. But, I was there at 7:30 in the morning and did not get called in until 1:30 in the afternoon. Is there a way to sign in on the computer without having to physically be there first.? Once I got in. It was a wonderful experience. Everyone deserves a gold star!

- Verified patient on 11/17

I reviewed only two patients for injury! one had an knee inj not serious level of care but not sure the other pt med needs! Only two pt prior to me was waiting for Covid 19 tests waiting prior to me signing into the medical facility! I sat over 2:45 mins! The knee pt came in after me and wait was only less than 1h seen by physical and discharge! No way I should have been there three hrs Waiting to be treated! It was not that busy! Not at all! They had more phone calls then pt needing med attention!

- Verified patient on 4/6

I fully understand that when we look for a doctor , we are usually already physically and mentally debilitated , but the customer service from the receptionist to the consultation with the doctor must take this into consideration since this is the natural work environment in which they proposed to work . I felt a lack of empathy in the service provided at the front desk perhaps because of the visit time close to closing, which in my opinion does not justify it.

- Verified patient on 6/10

They made me feel comfortable. They were professional and informative. Dr. took time to answer any questions I had and not rush me out but took his time with me. Which made me feel he was concerned about my health and how I was feeling physically and mentally. Thank you for quality care

- Verified patient on 2/5

Dr. Islam was very kind and courteous as well as concerned for not only my physical but also mental health. The tele visit was quick, efficient , and very helpful; relaxing my fears and helping to put me on the road to recovery. Thank you Dr Islam, and the staff of Prompt MD!

- Verified patient on 4/6

Great place to go when you can’t get an appointment with your doctor. Very friendly and helpful from the front desk to the visit with the doctor. I felt better walking out the door, not physically of course, but confident with the level of professionalism and genuine care! I’ll 100% recommend!

- Verified patient on 6/17

We came in for a n emergency physical for camp. The staff was wonderful, took us in no problem. The I wanted a rapid test for my daughter, again, the staff very accommodating even though it was late. Very nice staff in this Mt. Ephraim location

- Verified patient on 8/12

Extremely professional staff. Knowledgeable and caring. Take the time to make sure patient is comfortable (physically and emotionally). The same experience as a regular medical practice. Great bedside manner. Medical insurance covers costs. Wait time wasn’t too problematic considering they abide by all COVID protocols.

- Verified patient on 11/22

Easy in, easy out. My visit was for my CDL physical. Very professional staff. I've already recommended this place to my coworkers. I work for Amtrak, so I have a ton of coworkers! Can't say enough about this place! Very nice facility!!

- Verified patient on 4/5

I come here to get my Son's school physical for winter basketball. I was blessed with friendly and welcoming lady at front desk. Nurse and Dr. Was amazing and caring. Just a awesome blessed guest experience. Keep up the good work.

- Verified patient on 11/14

Surprisingly a wonderful experience. Pleasant, warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The physical appearance of the reception and examining area is very pleasant and welcoming. It is a very clean and safe environment with Covid 19 protocol noticeable everywhere.

- Verified patient on 11/23

Went in for my BSA physical for summer camp and i forgot one part of the form. They let me wait until my daughter brought the needed form so I can complete my physical. Very helpful and understanding.

- Verified patient on 8/5

Amazing people!! I need to go get a physical at 9pm and they were willing to work with me even though I had issues with my insurance. I highly recommend if you want fast and friendly services.

- Verified patient on 11/1

I was seen quickly and the provider was direct and helpful, yet still warm. I’m so appreciative of services such as these when coming into a physical location is just not possible.

- Verified patient on 9/21

Staff was wonderful, everyone from the receptionist to the nurse to the doctor. It was a pleasant visit for my daughter’s physical!! Quick & thorough. I would definitely recommend to anyone.

- Verified patient on 11/26

Tamica was courteous, thorough and above all, reassuring. She listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I still feel physically crappy but emotionally I feel much better.

- Verified patient on 4/12

I needed to get sports physical for my son and I was not able to book online, so I walked in and was able to get it done

- Verified patient on 12/20

Everyone was professional and friendly. The nurse practitioner help with additional information that I might need. Just a positive experience when I was feeling physically very poorly.

- Verified patient on 11/8

New Jersey 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)
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  4. Health Checkup (September 15, 2021)
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