Avoiding Serious Injuries
The goal is for the pediatrician to determine if it is safe for your child to participate in the specified activity.
These physicals typically consist of 3 parts:
- Medical History
- Physical Exam
- Completion of paperwork
These physical exams, while seemingly routine, can often uncover essential health conditions and risk factors that may not otherwise, be known. The pediatrician will also assess other factors, such as past medical history, family history, allergies (food, insects, etc.), medications and nutritional supplements that your child may be taking (especially important in teens).
By combining a detailed medical history with a thorough physical exam, your pediatrician can help your child avoid serious illness or injury while at school or participating in sports.
IMPORTANT: Please bring all the necessary forms with you to your visit.