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San Marcos Family Medicine

Family Physicians located in San Marcos, TX

Physicals Specialist

From sports and work physicals to annual health exams, the team at San Marcos Family Medicine helps patients in San Marcos, Texas, and the surrounding Central Texas communities stay as healthy as possible. Annual physicals help rule out medical problems, check overall health, screen for various diseases, and ensure a patient is ready for the physical demands of a sports activity or job.

Physicals Q & A

San Marcos Family Medicine

Why do schools and employers require physicals?

Schools that have sports teams and employers that have physically demanding work will require physicals to ensure that students or employees can handle the tasks given. These physicals will test the individual's flexibility and strength to determine if any risk exists when performing the duties of the job or the sport. This gives employers the ability to know of any impairments that would put the job or the individual's co-workers at risk and gives schools the ability to ensure students who participate in sports activities are physically fit to do so.

What can a patient expect at a physical?

At San Marcos Family Medicine, doctors will start a physical with a questionnaire about health and family health history. Then, the doctor will thoroughly inspect and evaluate the patient's body, testing strength and flexibility while visually checking for signs of problems. This may involve physical touch to critical areas of the body as well as visual assessment.

Many types of physicals also require routine lab work, such as a TB test for healthcare workers or a drug test for employment of many kinds. Patients will also have their height, weight, and blood pressure checked at the exam. At the end of the physical, the doctors at San Marcos Family Medicine will make any age-appropriate health recommendations or recommend further testing for potential problems found.

How often does a patient need a physical?

An annual wellness exam, which is a type of physical, is a wise idea, as it helps doctors screen for health conditions that don't have many symptoms. Physicals may be required for work or school purposes.

What should a patient bring to a physical?

Patients who have had recent lab work or diagnostic testing should bring it with them to the physical appointment. Patients should also bring any medications or supplements they're taking. Any relevant medical history that the patient might forget should have documentation at the appointment as well. Finally, patients need to bring the forms from school or work for the doctor to complete.

How long are physicals effective?

A physical taken for sports or work purposes is effective for a set period of time. These timeframes are:

  • Work physical: Effective 12 months from exam date
  • Sports physical: Effective for 12 months through the month the physical took place
  • Special education physical: Effective for 3 years

Those who need a physical should call or schedule an appointment online with the team at San Marcos Family Medicine.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At San Marcos Family Medicine, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Golden Rule
Great West Health Care
Health First
Health Net
Humana
PHCS
Principal
Seton Health Plan
UniCare
UnitedHealthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "The staff is always friendly and nice and the doctors are knowledgeable and willing to work with you regarding prescriptions."

    Jose G.
  • Google+

    "I have been really sick, called them and gotten in the same day. Wonderful people, good bedside manners. Always helpful. I highly recommend this medical group."

    Verified Patient
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    "We've been patients for about 5 years now. Absolutely love the doctors; great people who really care. Easy to get in..."

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    "Dr. Lee has been our family's doctor for about 9 years. We don't even live in San Marcos but drive there because of the wonderful care that he and his nurse provides."

    Amber V.
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    "I have been seeing Dr. Mangalick for a few years and have had many good experiences with my treatment there."

    Jose G.
  • Yelp

    "I have been a patient of Dr Lee's since the late 2000. I have never experienced any of the rudeness that others are reporting."

    David M.
  • Yelp

    "I went in to see Dr Mangalick, and he was able to address my questions extremely quickly. He was very personable, knowledgeable and direct to the point."

    Mary B.
  • Yelp

    "Saw Dr. Mangalick for an issue with my prosthetics. He was super helpful and solved my issue really quickly."

    Alex S.
  • Yelp

    "The nurse practitioners and doctors REALLY listen, aren't afraid to admit when they don't know something and then go look it up so they are informed."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Lee and his staff are awesome! They are very compassionate and are willing to go out of their way to take care of people. I highly recommend seeing him..."

    Eric B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and Mia are great. I go to them for all of my health issues (aside from pregnancy), and can rely on them getting to the root of the problem with ease."

    Adrienne D.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Lee is the best primary care physician I've ever had. He's very nice, and takes plenty of time to answer all of my questions."

    Verified Patient
  • Google+

    "I appreciate how well he communicates, and, the care with which he communicates. I recommend Dr. Laue and his staff."

    Brian P.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Luae has been treating my family for years. He is an excellent physician. He is a great listener, and he takes the time to explain what is going on."

    Wayne K.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Laue is wonderful. I appreciate how observant he is as my pediatrician was much the same and I find it rare."

    Verified Patient
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Laue and his colleagues put the focus where it belongs: on listening to the patient and prescribing the treatment that's really needed."

    Carl F.
  • Healthgrades

    "I really like his approach to helping you get the answers you need to be in better health. He's to the point with great bedside manner."

    Verified Patient
Location
San Marcos Family Medicine
2406 Hunter Road, Suite #106
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512-504-7640
Fax: 512-396-8006
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512-504-7640