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Physicals Specialist

Wake Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians & Family Medicine Physicians located in Cary, NC

Do you or your child need a physical? If so, reach out to Mrinalini Kodumagulla, MD, of Wake Family Medicine in Cary, North Carolina, today. Dr. Kodumagulla offers physicals for every need, including preventive care, school, and sports. She’s also certified by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to perform immigration physicals for people seeking a Permanent Residence Card (green card) or citizenship into the US. To find out more, contact her office online or over the phone.

Physicals Q&A

When do I need a physical?

You need different types of physicals for different occasions. For example, Wake Family Medicine offers physicals for:

  • Participating in a sport or going to camp
  • Going back to school
  • A yearly checkup

It also offers immigration exams.

What happens during a physical?

Annual physicals

During an annual physical, Dr. Kodumagulla examines your overall health and assesses you for disease risk factors, and counsels you on any lifestyle changes that can improve your health.

To do so, she performs simple tests to check for the possibility of emerging problems, like high blood pressure, monitors any chronic conditions you may have, and completes tests specific to you, your age group, and your gender. 

For example, she may perform a prostate exam if you’re a man, and she may conduct a Pap smear if you’re a woman. 

Annual physicals are critical to maintaining your health.

School physicals 

American schools typically require that your child have a physical exam before the start of the school year. The goal of a school physical is to ensure that your child is healthy, safe, and ready to tackle the new school year. 

During a school, sports, or camp physical exam, Dr. Kodumagulla examines their:

  • Vitals (body temperature, heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure)
  • Eyesight
  • Height and weight

If your child has a history of physical, emotional, or mental illness, she also checks in with them and makes sure they’re still managing their symptoms well. If your child is in middle school or high school, Dr. Kodumagulla may discuss issues like these with just the child, or with you also in the room.

Finally, she performs any necessary immunizations.

What is an immigration physical?

Dr. Kodumagulla is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) designated civil surgeon, authorized through the Department of Homeland Security. 

This qualifies her to perform immigration physicals, which anyone applying for a Permanent Resident Card (green card) or US citizenship must complete.

Both children and adults must undergo an immigration physical to fulfill Form I-693, also known as the Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

At Wake Family Medicine, you can typically meet your requirements after two visits. During the first visit, Dr. Kodumagulla reviews your health history and vaccination records, then performs a physical exam and tests you for communicable diseases like syphilis and tuberculosis.

At your second visit, which the team schedules for a few days later, Dr. Kodumagulla goes over your test results and, if she deems you physically fit for legal residency in the US, she completes Form I-693. 

No matter the occasion, make sure you’re healthy and ready to face the world with a physical from Wake Family Medicine. Schedule yours online or over the phone today.