Patient Instructions

Comprehensive Physical Examination
Patient Instructions

For a comprehensive physical examination, your health care provider will review your medical history, perform a thorough physical examination, and will order age-appropriate diagnostic tests.

The time required for the comprehensive physical examination will be 1 to 3 hours. Please remember to complete our medical history form and bring it with you for the physical. Include new information regarding medical illnesses in close family members as well.

Specific laboratory tests will be ordered and must be performed on a “fasting” basis in order to obtain accurate results. This means you may have nothing to eat or drink (except water) after midnight on the day the blood will be drawn.

If you are age 40 or older, a treadmill stress test will be performed by your provider. For this procedure, please wear casual clothing and tennis shoes. It is important not to either smoke or drink coffee prior to having this test done.

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding your comprehensive physical examination.

IMPORTANT: Not every insurance company pays for annual physical examinations. Please contact your insurance company for verification of coverage for this service. Patients are billed for any services which are not reimbursed by insurance.


Summit Family and Sports Medicine

3601 NE Ralph Powell Rd., Suite C  •  Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64064  •  816-285-5053