Physicals Specialist

Henry Kaw, M.D.: The Retreat Medical Spa

Henry Kaw, M.D.

Family Medicine and Medical Spa Serving Fullerton CA, surrounding Orange County and Los Angeles

Whether it’s time for your annual physical, well-woman exam, or your child needs a school or sports physical, you can count on the friendly team at The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, in Fullerton, California. A board-certified family doctor, Dr. Kaw performs physicals for work, school, immigration, and completes the necessary paperwork. If you need a physical, call today, or book a consultation online. The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, is proud to serve patients in Orange County and the greater Los Angeles area.

Physicals Q & A

What are the types of physicals?

Physicals at The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD, are designed to both maintain your overall health and for specific circumstances. 

Dr. Kaw performs examinations for:

  • School
  • Sports
  • Employment
  • Immigration

What is an annual physical?

An adult (and adolescent) physical is a checkup to make sure your development is on track and to provide preventive services, such as immunizations and preventive tests and/or cancer screening. The visit includes a comprehensive medical history and physical exam. The appointment also may consist of:

  • Hearing, vision, and other screening tests
  • Tb test for tuberculosis
  • Blood tests to screen for anemia, diabetes, cholesterol, kidney, liver function, thyroid, prostate, cancer screening, and common sexually-transmitted diseases.
  • Immunizations based on your age (Tetanus, pertussis, flu, hepatitis, chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia, meningitis, and other vaccines) are available on site
  • Pap smear (screen for cervical cancer)
  • Preventive tests can be ordered such as mammogram (screen for breast cancer), bone density (screening for osteoporosis), colonoscopy (screen for colon cancer), digital rectal exam (screen for prostate cancer), diabetic foot exam, and others

The annual physical is an ideal time to ask Dr. Kaw questions about other preventive care. 

What happens during a well-woman physical?

Dr. Kaw focuses on comprehensive preventive care for women's health. He recommends cancer screenings, such as routine Pap smears to screen for cervical cancer, mammogram to screen for breast cancer; also screens for common sexually-transmitted diseases, if applicable. He performs a physical exam, including a breast exam and pelvic exam. 

What happens during a school physical?

A back-to-school physical focuses on preventive health, such as immunizations and screening tests. Dr. Kaw ensures your child or teen has up-to-date vaccinations and completes any paperwork so that they are ready for the upcoming school year.

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical helps to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports. Dr. Kaw takes a complete medical history, asking about health issues that may affect your child's ability to play sports safely. 

Next, he performs a comprehensive physical exam. If your child is healthy, Dr. Kaw signs the necessary paperwork. 

What is an immigration physical?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services requires immigration physical as part of the process to become a lawful permanent resident. You will need to bring the following documents with you to the office:

  • Government-issued photo ID (driver's license or passport)
  • Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination)
  • Any vaccination records

What happens during an immigration physical?

Dr. Kaw performs a comprehensive physical exam. He conducts a TB (tuberculosis) screening test, or recommends a chest X-ray to look for signs of tuberculosis. You may also need blood tests. Most of these services are conveniently offered onsite at the office. 

US immigration laws also require you to be assessed for contagious diseases, including measles, mumps, and more. That is why it is essential to bring your immunization record.

Dr. Kaw completes your I-693 form once the physical and required lab tests are completed. The turnaround time is about 5 to 7 business days or less.

If you or a loved one need a physical, call today, or book a consultation online at The Retreat Medical Spa: Henry Kaw, MD.