Physical Examinations subcategories:
- Comprehensive Physical Examinations (3/0)
- Employment Physical Examinations (5/2)
- General Physical Examinations (55/9)
- Sports Participation Physical Examinations (3/0)
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An evaluation of the body and its functions using inspection, palpation (feeling with the hands), percussion (tapping with the fingers), and auscultation (listening). A complete health assessment also involves gathering information about a person's medical history and lifestyle, doing laboratory tests and screening for disease. Included are general physical examinations which occur annually and physicals that are conducted for a specific purpose, e.g., employment, sports participation.
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