Physical Examinations

At Blackwood Family Medicine, we offer physical exams that cater to your entire family’s needs and interests.

General Adult Physical Exams

Family Medicine Center’s medical staff perform hundreds of physical examinations annually. Whether it is an annual well-visit exam or detailed exam for sports or employment, we are able to complete your exam and accompanying paperwork in one visit.

Annual adult physical examinations include checking the following:

Body Systems

  • Ear, nose, throat
  • Eye exam
  • Head and neck
  • Chest
  • Cardiovascular, EKG
  • Abdominal
  • Genital exam
  • Skin exam
  • Neurologic (reflexes, cranial nerves 2-12, tone, motor, and sensory) exam

Body Measurements

  • Height
  • Weight and Body Mass Index
  • Oxygen Level

Vital Signs

  • Temperature
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiration
  • Pulse

Gender Appropriate Screenings

Women (more information on the Women’s Health Care page):

  • Pelvic Exam and Pap Smear Test
  • Mammogram


  • PSA (Prostate and Testosterone after 40)

Age Appropriate Screenings

  • Rectal exam (after 40)
  • Stool testing for occult blood (after 40)
  • Colonoscopy (after 50)


  • Annual flu shots for all ages
  • Pneumonia shots
  • Tetanus and Dyptheria boosters (every 10 years)
  • Shingles vaccine (after 60)

If you are in need of vaccines for traveling abroad, Family Medicine Center offers:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Malaria Prophylaxis

If you require any other travel-related inoculations, we can make recommendations.

Laboratory and Blood Tests

  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • CMP (Complete Metabolic Panel includes blood sugar, electrolytes, liver function, kidney function)
  • Thyroid Function testing
  • Complete Lipid (Cholesterol testing)
  • Vitamin D level
  • Urinalysis

Pediatric Physical Exams

Similar to the in-depth adult annual physical exam, our pediatric exams are meant to give your child a thorough checkup from head to foot. No matter if your child is a newborn (<1 yr.), toddler (1-5 yrs.), elementary school age (5-10 yrs.), pre-teen, or teen, our family practice physicians and practitioners are experienced in caring for children of all ages, right on into adulthood.

Newborn Physical Exam – Establishing a Medical Record


Information from the parents on prenatal care and a review of the birth event help to build the medical record for a newborn. Issues concerning the health of the mother or any complications during pregnancy; weeks of gestation at birth; length of labor and type of delivery; Apgar scores; birth length and weight; any complication to the infant after birth (breathing problems, birth injuries, etc.); concerns with feeding; should all be recorded in the initial workup for the newborn.

Well Baby Exam – Reaching Milestones and Immunizations


Recording milestones and developmental review are key during the well baby exam. Not all children develop at the same pace so tracking your baby’s abilities will help our doctors determine they are meeting appropriate milestones according to established pediatric guidelines.

Immunizations and vaccine boosters are an important part of your child’s healthcare plan. Blackwood Family Medicine has the schedule of childhood vaccines in our office and will set up appointments as your child is due.

Our comprehensive exam includes (but are not limited to) the following:

Body Systems

  • Ears (including hearing test)
  • Nose
  • Mouth and throat
  • Eyes
  • Head and neck
  • Chest and lungs
  • Heart
  • Abdomen
  • Genitals
  • Skin
  • Skeletal Structure and Development (back, joints, muscles, hips, upper and lower extremities)
  • Neurologic exam (reflexes, cranial nerves, tone, motor, sensory)

Vital Signs

  • Temperature
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiration and Pulse

Growth Measurements

  • Height or Length
  • Weight
  • Head size and shape; Fontanelle(s); scalp and hair

Laboratory and Blood Tests

  • Hemoglobin
  • Lead screening
  • Urinalysis

Virginia Beach Public Schools – Football Physical Exam

Parents, in order for your child to play football in the Virginia Beach area, they must have a physical for football with their family doctor and bring in the proper forms which are provided by the Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

For your convenience, we have provided the links below for both middle and high school programs.

Virginia Beach Middle School League

Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form

Virginia High School League, Inc.

Athletic Participation/Parental Consent/Physical Examination Form


Our physicians will gladly perform the needed exam and tests to ensure your student athlete is in top physical condition to participate in school football programs.

If your player is a part of a non-school football program, we are able to provide the same full exam. It is the parent’s or athlete’s responsibility to bring in the appropriate forms for completion.

When calling to schedule an appointment, please be sure to let the scheduler know you need a physical for football so they allow enough time for your exam. These appointments may take an extended amount of time.

Athletic and Sports Physicals



Parents of Youth Athletes

Competitive sports are often a part of our daily lives. It often starts in our youth and continues into our adult lives. For the parents of a youth athlete, you can be reassured that as a patient of Blackwood Family Medicine, we will give your son or daughter a complete athletic physical prior to participating in their sport of choice. Athletes within the Virginia Beach City Public Schools district should book an appointment and bring in the forms provided by district.



Allow Extra Time for an Athletic Physical

Physical exams for sports often take extra time. When scheduling your appointment, please indicate you are requesting a sports physical so the scheduler allows the maximum amount of time required.


Physicals for Sports or Organized Activities

For athletes participating in other organizational activities, physicals for sports may be set up in the same manner, however it is the responsibility of the parents or athlete to provide the appropriate forms for completion.

Our doctors will gladly perform the needed physical for sports or any other tests needed to ensure your athlete is in top physical condition to participate in the programs they enjoy.

Patient Forms

Forms can be completed online through the patient portal or you can print them from our website and bring them with you to your appointment.

Become a Patient

If you are a patient and have not been seen in over 2 years or would like to schedule a physical,
please call 757-523-0022 as these types of appointments are not available for online scheduling.