With so many changes taking place during the teen years, annual physicals are
more important than ever. In addition to a complete physical examination, these
important visits give our providers the opportunity to discuss nutrition,
puberty, family, social and school issues, safety, and behavior. The more teens
understand about their physical growth and development, the more they will
recognize the importance of active involvement in their own health care.
||Sports physicals or PPEs
The overarching goal in performing a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE)
is to promote the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition.
The PPE provides the medical background on which physical activity decisions
will be made by the individual athletes physician or the team physician
and associated medical staff.
Specific goals of a pre-participation sports physical include:
- Determine that the athlete is in general good health
- Assess the athlete's present fitness level
- Detect conditions that predispose the athlete to new injuries
- Evaluate any existing injuries of the athlete
- Assess the size and developmental maturation of the athlete
- Detect congenital anomalies that increase the athlete's risk of injury
- Detect poor preparticipation conditioning that may put the athlete at
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If your child is scheduled for a procedure under anesthesia, most centers
require a physical by your primary care physician prior to the procedure to be
sure your child's health is optimized.
||Acute sick visits
Having an illness is stressful. We understand that and want to help. Continuity
of care is important to us, so we hope that you bring your child to us first.
We will try our best to get you in the same day, but if that is not possible,
we will give you advice and get you in the next day. Remember, we are here for
your needs on Saturday mornings as well.
Initially we will help you to make a diagnosis of ADHD. Your child will be seen
frequently until we are all satisfied with the treatment plan. At that point
the recommendation is to evaluate continued progress every three months. Your
childs success is important to us!