Medical Clearance Services in Mineola and Melville, NY
Medical clearance may be necessary before undergoing surgery, beginning a new job, participating in a sports event, or more. A medical clearance identifies specific health needs and medical conditions that may require special management, follow-up, or monitoring. Medical clearance services are available at Northeast Primary Care. Contact us for more information or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Mineola, NY and Melville, NY.
Table of Contents:
What is a medical clearance exam?
What is the purpose of a medical clearance?
What are the conditions that would require medical clearance?
How long is a medical clearance good for?
The medical clearance process is a standard requirement before participating in a sport, attending a certain school, joining a fitness program, starting a new job, or undergoing surgery. It’s important to make sure your body is capable of coping with the stresses of the activity. In order to avoid an unexpected injury due to an unrecognized underlying condition, most youth and adult sports leagues require a medical clearance exam.
In order to receive a medical clearance, a doctor will review your medical history, perform a physical exam, and order any necessary tests. Once the doctor determines that you are healthy enough to participate in the activity you desire, he or she will provide the necessary medical clearance for you to proceed. If you are considering surgery, keep in mind that you and your surgeon are the ones who decide whether the operation should go ahead.
The purpose of a medical clearance can vary depending on whether it is being requested for a physical activity, a job, or a surgical procedure. In any event, it will serve to protect all parties from taking unnecessary health risks.
Sports, outdoor activities, endurance events, and other strenuous physical activities involve risk. Responsible activity managers conduct a medical clearance or screening as part of their overall risk management approach. Obtaining a proper medical clearance has ethical and legal implications regarding activity planner/manager responsibilities and risk management.
An employee’s medical clearance will determine whether or not they are medically fit to perform their job duties. As part of the medical clearance, respiratory clearance is also evaluated. Employees will be evaluated for suitability based on the results.
A medical clearance is often requested by surgeons before performing surgery on a patient. Medical clearance, in the context of surgery, is essentially considered to be authorization from an evaluating clinician that the patient is healthy enough to undergo surgery.
Certain medical conditions may pose more risk for physical activity, employment, surgery, and other causes for medical clearance than others. Which conditions will require medical clearance depends on the circumstances for which it would be requested. For instance, when evaluating an athlete or a worker’s physical suitability cardiac conditions may be considered.
Significant chronic illnesses such as asthma, eye disorders, major organ illness, and more can also be causes for medical clearance as they may pose significant health risks. Other conditions such as musculoskeletal injuries or eyesight or hearing impairment that could influence the patient’s ability to fulfill certain functions may also be checked for. A respirator-wearing worker must be medically evaluated and cleared prior to wearing a facepiece on the job.
Obtaining a medical clearance identifies specific health needs and medical conditions that may require special management, follow-up, or monitoring. It is also necessary to determine the scope and frequency of follow-up required. How long a medical clearance is good for may be determined by the results of the initial medical clearance. If an individual is in generally good health they may require less frequent follow-ups.
Major health changes may also accelerate the need to undergo an additional medical clearance. Certain jobs that require more physical exertion or the use of heavy machinery may be more subject to frequent medical clearances.
And prior to a major surgery, it is helpful to obtain medical clearance as close to the date as is reasonable as health developments could pose significant risks to both the patient and the surgeon. How long a medical clearance is good for will be determined and explained to patients on a case-by-case basis.
Medical clearance services are available at Northeast Primary Care. We serve patients from Mineola NY, Melville NY, Westbury NY, Floral Park NY, Uniondale NY, Hicksville NY, Wyandanch NY, South Huntington NY, and BEYOND!
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