A well child exam, also called a “physical exam,” is designed to evaluate your child’s health and screen for any potential problems. During this exam, you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about your child’s health or address any concerns you may have.
During a well child exam, a member of the staff will begin by taking your child’s vitals and measuring weight and height. Next, one of the physicians will perform a thorough physical exam and ask questions about development. If necessary, your child may receive vaccinations during this appointment.
The purpose of a sports physical is to make sure your child is physically able to participate in strenuous athletic activity without any serious risks. During this type of appointment, staff members will collect your child’s vital signs and perform a basic physical exam with a focus on the musculoskeletal system. They also fill out all of the paperwork you need to submit to your child’s school or any other organization that requested the physical.
Infants should be seen 2-3 months until the age of 18 months. Children of age 2 and over should have a well child exam once each year. You should schedule a sports physical any time your child plans to participate in an activity that requires clearance from a doctor.
If you know your child needs a sports physical, be sure to call Sierra Pacific Pediatrics Associates as soon as possible to schedule an appointment so you can be sure to have the paperwork you need before the deadline.
If your child’s doctor finds a problem during a physical exam or sports physical, they may order additional testing. Depending on the results, treatment or activity restrictions may be necessary for your child’s health and safety.
At Sierra Pacific Pediatric Associates, we accept all PPO insurance plans. We are not contracted with HMOs. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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