Physical Exams Specialist

A physical exam is a good chance to discuss all aspects of health and to monitor any ongoing health concerns. As a family practice physician with more than 40 years of experience, Dr. John A. Berger at Hillcrest Family Medical Clinic can provide San Diego, California patients with the support and care that they need. Physical exams and other medical care can be scheduled quickly, so contact the Hillcrest Family Medical Clinic office anytime for help.

Physical Exams Q & A

by John A Berger, M.D.

What is included in a physical exam at Hillcrest Family Medical Clinic?

At Hillcrest Family Medical Clinic, a physical exam is an all-around check of health and wellness. Nearly all aspects of your health are evaluated during this type of exam. Dr. Berger has been administering physical exams as a family practice physician for more than 40 years, and he always strives to make sure that patients receive a thorough exam. A physical exam typically includes:

  • Ear exam
  • Eye exam
  • Nose exam
  • Throat exam
  • Lung exam
  • Skin exam
  • Check of your reflexes
  • Blood pressure check
  • Temperature check

A physical exam may also include other health checks. If you've had any significant changes since your last physical exam, Dr. Berger can investigate this in more detail to make sure there are no new health issues that require attention.

Are vaccinations done during a physical exam?

Not necessarily. However, if you're due for vaccinations, Dr. Berger can administer these during your physical exam for your convenience. If you plan to travel to another country that requires specific vaccinations for entry, Dr. Berger can also administer those vaccinations during your physical exam if you wish.

Will your blood be drawn during a physical exam?

Yes, a blood draw is part of most physical exams. A quick blood draw can be a very effective way to monitor several things including complete blood count, blood chemistry, and cholesterol levels. This blood draw takes just a minute or so and is done with a very small needle.

Will Dr. Berger monitor your medical conditions during a physical exam?

Yes, Dr. Berger will monitor your ongoing medical conditions during a physical exam. If you have conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or any other ongoing problems Dr. Berger will make sure that you haven't experienced any major changes since your last visit. If you need to have your medications changed or adjusted in some way, a physical exam is also a good time for that. Dr. Berger is happy to customize the physical exam based on your specific needs.

This is one of the major advantages of having a family practice physician like Dr. Berger for your primary care doctor: he knows you and he knows your medical history, so he can deliver the best in customized care.


We Accept Most Major Insurance, please confirm with the office prior to your visit.

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Hillcrest Family Medical Clinic
205 Walnut Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-295-2147
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