FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a Paramedical Exam?
A paramedical exam asks questions about your medical history, along with blood pressure, height, weight, measurements, pulse, and urine specimen. In some cases, a blood/urine and/or an EKG will be performed.
Where will the exam take place?
In the comfort of your home, your place of employment, or any other designated place of your choosing.
How can I get the best possible results for my exam?
Examiners are humans, too.
- Do not be stressed about an examiner coming to your home
- Get a good nights sleep
- If a blood specimen is required, fast according to your insurance instructions
- If you are diabetic or pregnant, please check with your physician (fasting not required)
- Blood pressure can be artificially raised by stress, caffeine, tobacco, alcohol and certain medications
- 24 hours prior to exam limit your salt intake, high cholesterol foods, strenuous activities such as working out, lifting weights and running
Do I need to have anything ready for the examiner?
The exam will go faster and smoother if you have:
- Drivers License or acceptable form of photo ID
- Name of your Primary Care physician, address and phone number
- Name, address and phone number of any other physicians you see
- Dates of last visit and reason for seeing your physician
- List of all medications and doses, including any supplements you take
- Drink a glass of water one hour prior to the exam for a urine specimen