A physical examination is an evaluation of the body and its functions using inspection, palpation (feeling with the hands), percussion (tapping with the fingers), and auscultation (listening). A complete health assessment also includes gathering information about a person's medical history and lifestyle, doing laboratory tests, and screening for disease.
A complete examination includes evaluation of general patient apperance and specific organ systems. It is recorded in the medical record in a standard layout which facilitates others later reading the notes. In practice the vital signs of temperature examiation, pulse and blood presurre are usually measured first.
Pap Smear - is a screening test for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina.
Visual Acuity Examination ( Eye Check-up) - The visual acuity test is used to determine the smallest letters you can read on a standardized chart (Snellen chart) or a card held 20 feet away. Special charts are used when testing at distances shorter than 20 feet.
A service type provided by a physician whose opinion or advice regarding evaluation and/or management of a specific problem requested by another physician or other appropriate source; a formal or, less commonly, informal, 2nd opinion obtained from a consultant, which may be sought by an attending physician regarding a diagnosis or therapeutic plan being considered in the context of Pt management. Second opinion Medical practice, The performance by another physician or health professional of a specific diagnostic or therapeutic task, without transfer of responsibility for the PT's care or even for ongoing management of the PT's problem.