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  1. What is the paramedical exam ?
  2. Are there any other requirements ?
  3. How is the appointment scheduled and how long will it take ?
  4. Helpful suggestions for a better insurance medical exam.

What is the paramedical exam ?

The examination itself consists of a series of questions about your medical history such as illnesses, allergies, medical procedures or tests you may have had.

You will need to furnish the names of any medications you may be taking or have taken in the past.  You will also be asked for basic information concerning physicians or hospitals pertaining to your medical history.

Finally, standard measurements such as height, weight, blood pressure and pulse are also recorded.  Collection of a urine specimen often accompanies the exam.

There is NO undressing required.

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Are there any other requirements ?

In addition to the basic examination, sometimes additional procedures are also required.  These might include a blood draw, a resting or stress EKG (Electrocardiogram), a brief questionnaire or, on occasion, a chest x-ray.

You will be informed at the time your appointment is scheduled if any such procedures are necessary, or if your insurance company requires a fast or other special instructions.

The blood draw or any other required procedures are sterile, fast and quite painless.  Any laboratory test results are released directly to the insurance company.

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How is the appointment scheduled and how long will it take ?

A highly qualified, professional medical examiner or physician will call you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.

You may elect to have your medical exam done at your home, place of business, or at our office in Wellesley, MA.  It is preferred that you be in a comfortable, calm environment.

Most medical exams will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the requirements involved. 

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Helpful Suggestions for a better insurance medical exam.

bulletRefrain from drinking coffee or smoking at least one hour prior to your appointment.
bulletAvoid alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, for 24 hours prior to your appointment.
bulletAvoid eating a fatty, rich meal the day of, or evening prior to your appointment, if possible, fast at least 4 to 6 hours prior to the appointment.
bulletA glass of water approximately one hour prior to your appointment will help to obtain a urine specimen.
bulletAvoid strenuous exercise 24 hours prior to your appointment.
bulletPlease have available your physician's name and address.
bulletGet a good night's sleep the night before your appointment.
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