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Physical Examinations

Annual well exams, employment physicals, sports related exams, well-woman exams, and more.

General Adult Physical Exams

Family Medicine Center’s medical staff perform hundreds of physical examinations annually. Whether it is an annual well-visit exam or detailed exam for sports or employment, we are able to complete your exam and accompanying paperwork in one visit.

Annual adult physical examinations include checking the following:

Body Systems

  • Ear, nose, throat
  • Eye exam
  • Head and neck
  • Chest
  • Cardiovascular, EKG
  • Abdominal
  • Genital exam
  • Skin exam
  • Neurologic (reflexes, cranial nerves 2-12, tone, motor, and sensory) exam

Body Measurements

  • Height
  • Weight and Body Mass Index
  • Oxygen Level

Vital Signs

  • Temperature
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiration
  • Pulse

Gender Appropriate Screenings

For Women (see Women’s Health Care page):

  • Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear Test
  • Mammogram

For Men:

  • PSA (Prostate and Testosterone after 40)

Age Appropriate Screenings

  • Rectal exam (after 40)
  • Stool testing for occult blood (after 40)
  • Colonoscopy (after 50)


  • Annual flu shots for all ages
  • Pneumonia shots
  • Tetanus and Dyptheria boosters (every 10 years)
  • Shingles vaccine (after 60)

If you are in need of vaccines for traveling abroad, Family Medicine Center offers:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Malaria Prophylaxis

If you require any other travel-related innoculations, we can make recommendations.

Laboratory and Blood Tests

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel includes blood sugar, electrolytes, liver function, kidney function)
  • Thyroid Function testing
  • Complete Lipid (Cholesterol testing)
  • Vitamin D level
  • Urinalysis

Your annual physical exam is a critical component of staying healthy.

Our Pediatric Physical Exam

Similar to the in-depth adult annual physical exam, our pediatric exams are meant to give your child a thorough checkup from head to foot. No matter if your child is a newborn (<1 yr.), toddler (1-5 yrs.), elementary school age (5-10 yrs.), pre-teen, or teen, our family practice physicians and practitioners are experienced in caring for children of all ages, right on into adulthood.

Newborn Physical Exam – Establishing a Medical Record


Information from the parents on prenatal care and a review of the birth event help to build the medical record for a newborn. Issues concerning the health of the mother or any complications during pregnancy; weeks of gestation at birth; length of labor and type of delivery; Apgar scores; birth length and weight; any complication to the infant after birth (breathing problems, birth injuries, etc.); concerns with feeding; should all be recorded in the initial workup for the newborn.

Well Baby Exam – Reaching Milestones and Immunizations


Recording milestones and developmental review are key during the well baby exam. Not all children develop at the same pace so tracking your baby’s abilities will help our doctors determine they are meeting appropriate milestones according to established pediatric guidelines.

Immunizations and vaccine boosters are an important part of your child’s healthcare plan. Blackwood Family Medicine has the schedule of childhood vaccines in our office and will set up appointments as your child is due.

Our comprehensive exam includes (but are not limited to) the following:

Body Systems

  • Ears (including hearing test)
  • Nose
  • Mouth and throat
  • Eyes
  • Head and neck
  • Chest and lungs
  • Heart
  • Abdomen
  • Genitals
  • Skin
  • Skeletal Structure and Development (back, joints, muscles, hips, upper and lower extremities)
  • Neurologic exam (reflexes, cranial nerves, tone, motor, sensory)

Vital Signs

  • Temperature
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiration and Pulse

Growth Measurements

  • Height or Length
  • Weight
  • Head size and shape; Fontanelle(s); scalp and hair

Laboratory and Blood Tests

  • Hemoglobin
  • Lead screening
  • Urinalysis

Virginia Beach Public Schools – Football Physical Exam

Parents, in order for your child to play football in the Virginia Beach area, they must have a physical for football with their family doctor and bring in the proper forms which are provided by the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

For your convenience, we have provided the links below for both middle and high school programs.

Virginia Beach Middle School League

Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form