Doctors perform physical exams to gather information about your health and wellness. If you’re starting a new job or need a physical exam for your life insurance application, you may require what’s referred to as a third party physical. The team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, performs third party physicals, including the completion of any required medical forms. To schedule a third party physical, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A third party physical is a physical exam requested by someone other than yourself. The third party making the request determines the specifics of the physical exam, which may include special tests to assess health and health risks, as well as various forms that need to be completed by the health care provider and submitted to the third party.
To better serve the needs of the community and surrounding businesses, the primary care team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical performs third party physicals.
There are many reasons you may need a third party physical. For example, a new employer may require a physical exam that includes various tests to ensure you are healthy enough to perform the duties needed for the job. Life insurance companies also request third party physical exams to assess your health and check for disease and disease risk, which they use to determine your coverage eligibility.
You may also need a third party physical to obtain or maintain your commercial driver’s license (CDL), as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). School and camp physicals are also considered third party physicals that often require specific health information and completion of health forms.
The details of your third party physical may depend on the reason for the physical. However, your third party physical isn’t the same as your annual physical exam. The specifics of your third party physical are determined by the person or business requesting the exam. In contrast, your annual physical is a patient-focused evaluation of your overall health and wellness.
In general, your third party physical exam may include:
Review of your medical history
Check of blood pressure, heart rate, and lung function
Evaluation of skin and physical appearance
Palpation of internal organs
Check of reflexes
The team at Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical may also request you provide a list of all the medications and supplements you take, as well as the dosage.
After gathering the necessary information, the team completes the paperwork and forwards the information to the third party requesting the exam. In many cases, the team also provides you with a copy.
Osler Medical Group at Heights Medical offers comprehensive primary care services, including third party physicals. Call the office or schedule a third party physical online today.