CenterHealth Medical
Physical Exams
Primary Care & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Downtown Flushing, Flushing, NY
Physical Exams services offered in Downtown Flushing, Flushing, NY

Taking control of your health is the best way to avoid chronic health conditions, which includes regular physical exams. Wan Tan Chang, MD, and the CenterHealth Medical team provide routine physical exams in addition to DOT and immigration exams to the residents of Flushing, New York, and the surrounding area. Dr. Chang is an experienced medical provider who considers all aspects of your health during your exam. To schedule an appointment at CenterHealth Medical, call the office today or request a consultation online.


Physical Exams Q & A

Why would I need a physical exam?

A physical exam allows Dr. Chang to evaluate your overall health and wellness by examining your entire body and all of its functions. The exam serves several purposes, including:

  • Encouraging healthy activities
  • Screening for medical problems
  • Assessing your risk of future medical issues
  • Providing vaccinations
  • Providing education on disease management
  • Providing professional documentation of health

Routine physical exams also allow you to communicate openly with Dr. Chang about your health. A good relationship with your provider is essential when health issues arise. 


What’s involved in a DOT exam?

A DOT exam is similar to a regular physical exam, with a few extra steps, including:

  • Medical history
  • Surgical history
  • Review of medications
  • Urinalysis
  • Vital signs check
  • Height, weight, and BMI evaluation
  • Full physical exam
  • Hearing exam
  • Vision Registry exam

If you suffer from sleep apnea, Dr. Chang also recommends a sleep study before you’re okay to drive on the road. Dr. Chang also includes a blood sugar check when you have diabetes.


What’s an immigration physical?

An immigration physical is an exam you need to obtain United States citizenship. Dr. Chang is an experienced provider of immigration physicals.

During an immigration physical, Dr. Chang reviews your medical history and performs a complete physical exam. He also reviews your vaccine history to ensure you’re up-to-date on necessary vaccinations in the United States.

Dr. Chang also tests you for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, gonorrhea, and syphilis. 

Once he completes the exam, Dr. Chang fills out the necessary paperwork, including your I-693 form.


How often do you need a physical exam?

Regular physical exams are essential to your health and wellness. Your age, health conditions, and other factors determine how often you need a physical. 

When you’re younger, you may only need a physical every other year unless you’re involved in sports. However, as you get older, yearly physical exams are crucial to your health.

If you need a DOT exam, you must have it done every two years to maintain your commercial driver’s license. 

To schedule your routine physical or DOT or immigration exam, call CenterHealth Medical today or book an appointment online.