I was using a running log app and came across terminology commonly used to describe a "physical" — as in a type of medical provider visit that is scheduled once a year and typically requires a lengthy lead-time to secure. In my mind, this term overlaps with its literal counterpart: a "physical examination" - as in an examination of the physical nature (as opposed to instrumental/laboratory/etc.).
While trying to use both concepts in the same sentence, I was at a loss regarding how to go about doing so. Do I refer to it as a "physical examination (non-physical)"? I thought that could't be right, and so I hopped on here to ask what the proper vernacular is in the clinical setting.
How do you designate or denote a "physical" and a "physical examination" as to be able to differentiate or address them with specificity?