Physical Examination FAQs:

Q: Are physical examinations performed in most healthcare encounters?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a physical examination nearly the only diagnostic tools the physician had?

A: Yes, and which explains why tactile skill and ingenious appreciation in the exam were so highly valued in the definition of what made for a good physician.

Q: Is a physical examination supremely important to diagnosis before advanced health technology was developed?

A: Yes, and even today, despite impressive medical imaging and molecular medical tests, they remain indispensable in many contexts.

Q: Is a physical examination performed when a patient visits complains of flu-like symptoms?

A: Yes.