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Sports Physicals Vs. Annual Wellness Exams

Why Wait?

So many parents wait until the beginning of the school year to schedule their child for a physical. Why wait? Often times it is difficult for a physician’s office to get you scheduled for your child’s wellness exam if you wait until Fall. The most optimal time to schedule a wellness Exam for your child is in the summer months.

A physical signed on or after April 15th is valid for the following school year through June. Don’t wait until you are under deadline pressure. Get your Child’s Sports/Wellness Physical NOW!

Why Pay?

Most insurance companies cover your child for a complete and comprehensive Annual Wellness Exam, including required immunization shots. Why pay for a Sports Physical when you can get a much more comprehensive examination by a physician that is familiar with you and your family and also covered by insurance.

* If patient requires additional testing, for some reason, insurance deductibles may apply.

 

 

Why Risk?

A Wellness Exam covers everything that a Sports Physical does but a Sports Physical cannot replace a Wellness Physical. Learn the difference, don’t risk your child’s health.

Included in a Sports Physical?

  • Check the child’s weight and height.
  • Check blood pressure.
  • Listen to the heart while the child is standing up and lying down.
  • Check the child’s muscles, bones and joints for issues that could be a problem in regard to the sport that they are participating in.

Included in an Annual Wellness Exam?

  • Review child’s medical history.
  • Address questions and concerns from the parents or child.
  • Review medications.
  • A physical exam (more detailed than a sports physical).
  • Check height and weight, and compare those to measurements from prior well child exams to see how a child/teen is growing.
  • Developmental screenings.
  • Review preventative care.
  • Other screening and lab tests due for the child. These can include (but are not limited to): hearing and vision screening; screening for anemia; screening for high cholesterol; and screening for depression and other mental health issues.
  • Creating a plan of care for any problems found.
  • Referrals, if needed.
  • Immunizations, if needed.
  • Age-appropriate wellness education including diet, sleep, school, interpersonal and family behaviors and safety.
  • medical records are together and can be reviewed for past concerns that may have otherwise been forgotten.

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A physical signed on or after April 15th 2017 is valid for the whole 2017-18 School Year. Don’t wait until you are under deadline pressure. Get your Child’s Sports/Wellness Physical NOW!

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