Sports, school entrance or camp physicals are really more than a physical exam. Ideally they are a comprehensive evaluation of your child which includes the following:
Many places now offer “sports physicals,” including health clinics at schools and pharmacies. It is important to understand that not all of these offer a comprehensive evaluation of your child performed by a physician with expertise in children and adolescents. When performed by a pediatrician or pediatric nurse practitioner the risk of significant problems being missed as well as the chance that an insignificant finding may delay clearance for athletics are both minimized.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact our office at 703-865-KIDS (5437)