Being a busy parent means having many things on your plate, including work, sports practices for the kids, the school science fair, or scheduling medical appointments for the family. While a school physical may seem like it is low on the list of importance, it is necessary in many situations. Why would your child need a school physical and how can you easily incorporate that into your schedule? Find out the answers to these questions and more with Dr. Nasreen Majid and Dr. Susan Hirata at LaCanada Pediatrics in Las Vegas, NV.
What is a school physical?
School physicals are routine examinations which give your child the once-over and monitor the health, development, and growth of your child. These yearly checkups are a way for you as a parent to touch base with your child’s doctor and ensure that you address any questions or concerns you may have. Additionally, yearly physicals allow your child’s pediatrician to keep up with immunization schedules and make sure that your child is up to date on these important vaccinations.
When is a school physical necessary?
Depending on the state, region, and district, your child’s school may require that they have school physicals once a year. This makes the ideal time to visit the pediatrician for a physical just before the start of each school year, toward the end of the summer. Some schools may not require yearly physicals for all students, but require that athletes have a physical before the start of their sports season.
What can my child expect at a school physical?
During the physical, the pediatrician will visually examine the child and investigate any abnormalities or symptoms. Doctors usually check the eyes, ears, nose, and weight of the child. They will also analyze the child’s family and medical history, any medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, they take, and compare the child’s health to that of their last physical.
School Physicals in Las Vegas, NV
If your child’s school requires a yearly physical, you can rest assured that LaCanada Pediatrics has you covered and will strive to make your experience easy, fast, and friendly. For more information on school physicals, please contact Dr. Majid and Dr. Hirata at LaCanada Pediatrics in Las Vegas, NV. Call (702) 796-1820 to schedule your child’s appointment for a physical today!