Physical Exams Specialist

Mano Zachariah, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Total Med MD

Mano Zachariah, MD

Internal Medicine & Geriatrics located in Orangeburg, NY

Routine physical exams are fundamental to leading a healthy, vibrant life. Board-certified internal medicine physician Mano Zachariah, MD, offers physical exams for adults at TotalMedMD in Orangeburg, New York. He’s also a certified medical examiner for commercial driver’s license (CDL) physicals. If you need a routine or CDL physical exam, call or book an appointment online.

Physical Exams

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam is a routine checkup that Dr. Zachariah performs to evaluate your overall health. During a physical, Dr. Zachariah checks for signs of disease and reviews your medical history. Depending on your condition, he may recommend additional tests, screenings, or immunizations.

You don’t need to be sick to get a physical exam. In fact, it’s a good idea to schedule wellness checkups at least once per year.

Why should I get a physical exam?

Physical exams play a key role in helping you maintain optimal health. In addition to having Dr. Zachariah determine your general health status, these visits give you an opportunity to address any concerns about the way you feel, such as persistent pain or tiredness.

Regular physical exams offer many advantages to your health, such as:

  • Early identification and treatment of diseases
  • Early intervention of risk factors for disease such as smoking
  • Staying up to date on recommended immunizations
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices like diet and exercise
  • Building a trusting doctor-patient relationship

Adults of all ages can benefit from annual wellness exams, but those over age 50 may be at increased risk of several health conditions that don’t cause symptoms, such as high blood pressure.

If you get hurt at work or are in an automobile accident, Dr. Zachariah performs a physical exam to evaluate the extent of your injury. This is a necessary step when filing workers’ compensation or personal injury claims.

What is a CDL physical exam?

If you’re applying for a commercial drivers license (CDL), you need to get a physical exam by a certified provider. Dr. Zachariah is certified with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide these exams.

What happens during a physical exam?

Dr. Zachariah provides personalized care, so the specific details of your physical exam vary depending on your particular needs. However, you can expect him to perform the following:

  • Medical history review
  • Blood pressure check
  • Heart rate check
  • Heart and lung exam
  • Head and neck exam

If needed, Dr. Zachariah may recommend additional tests, such as a blood test or electrocardiogram (EKG). He may also provide vaccines for immunization against disease.

To ensure your health is on the right track, call TotalMedMD or book an appointment online.