Internal Medicine Physician located in San Antonio, TX


If you’re working toward earning a green card or United States citizenship, completing an immigration physical is part of the process. At Medvon Medical Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, Victor Njoku, MD, can help you meet this requirement. Simply call the office to schedule an appointment, or spend a few moments online to book your visit.

Immigration Q & A

What is an immigration exam, and when is it required?

An immigration exam, also called an immigration physical, is a specialized medical exam that’s a required part of the immigration process. The components of the exam are set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The purpose of the immigration exam is to ensure that all persons seeking residency status are healthy enough to avoid posing a risk to the American population. Only certain practitioners like Dr. Njoku are approved to perform immigration exams, and he has helped many people in their path toward U.S. residency and citizenship. 


What should I expect during my immigration exam?

The requirements of immigration exams are clearly laid out, ensuring that all persons receive the same screenings as part of the process. 

The initial portion of the exam includes an overview of your personal and family health history. This is similar to the steps taken during any routine health assessment. Be sure to include details on any hospitalizations, chronic health conditions, and medications. 

Expect a quick physical assessment. Some of the areas of focus include:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Throat
  • Extremities
  • Skin
  • Abdomen
  • Lymph nodes

A brief mental health assessment is part of the process. You’re also tested for certain communicable diseases, including syphilis, tuberculosis, and gonorrhea. As well, Dr. Njoku checks for signs of additional physical or mental disability or disease. 


How can I best prepare for an immigration exam?

The best way to prepare for your immigration exam is to compile a written overview of your health history. Be sure to include any past health conditions that required treatment, as well as details on any prescriptions you take. 

Dr. Njoku makes every effort to create a warm and welcoming environment, and to help you feel comfortable during your visit. Even if an issue arises during your immigration physical, you may be able to have treatment to resolve the matter. Dr. Njoku explains the options if needed. 

When you’re ready to schedule your immigration exam, a quick phone call is all it takes to connect with Medvon Medical Clinic. You can also use the simple online booking page to find a time that fits your schedule.