Family Primary Care & Medical Weight Loss Management located in Hensley, AR


Physicals are essential screenings that can provide a baseline for your health and help in creating a plan that keeps you on the path to optimal well-being. At Grace Health Services in Hensley, Arkansas, family primary care specialist Tabatha Vocque, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, conducts many types of physicals to provide the comprehensive care your family deserves. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Physicals Q&A

What are physicals?

Physicals, also known as complete checkups, are routine medical exams that your Grace Health Services provider performs to evaluate your overall health and well-being. 

Physicals help detect early signs of disease and keep you healthy as you age by providing personalized health guidance and addressing any specific health concerns you may have.

Which types of physicals do you offer?

Grace Health Services offers many types of physicals for children, adolescents, and adults, including:

Annual physicals

Annual physicals are comprehensive checkups that help monitor your overall health and well-being from one year to the next. During these visits, your provider assesses vital signs, reviews your medical history, and conducts a head-to-toe physical evaluation. 

They may also recommend or perform various screenings and tests, such as cholesterol checks, blood pressure monitoring, and cancer screenings, based on your age and other risk factors.

School physicals

School physicals at Grace Health Services are available for all age groups. These exams ensure that students meet the health and immunization (vaccination) requirements necessary for enrollment. 


School physicals also help identify any health concerns that may affect a student's ability to learn or participate in physical activities. 

DOT physicals

Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals show that you’re physically and mentally capable of performing your duties as a commercial driver while keeping yourself, passengers, and the public safe.

DOT employees must get physical exams at least once every two years to hold a commercial driver’s license.

What tests can physicals include?

Physicals check various aspects of your health, such as:

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Vision and hearing screening
  • Cholesterol level check
  • Blood sugar or glucose test
  • Body mass index (BMI) compilation
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Hemoglobin A1c test for diabetes management
  • Pap smear and pelvic exam 
  • Mammogram (for breast health, in specific cases)
  • Drug and alcohol screening 

With an onsite laboratory, Grace Health Services allows you to get your physical exam and any additional testing in one location.

How often do most people need physicals?

The frequency of physicals depends on your age and health history. Most adolescents and adults need physicals at least once a year, but your provider may recommend more frequent visits if you have underlying health problems, like diabetes or high blood pressure. 

With her patient-centered approach, Tabatha ensures you never feel rushed or pressured. She works with you to develop a personalized care plan that aligns with your specific needs.

Call Grace Health Services today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.