Summer is now upon us and it is important for parents to begin scheduling back to school physicals and immunizations for school age children. Routine physicals allow physicians an opportunity to assess children for more than just physical problems.
Welborn Clinic pediatrician, Dr. Andrew Jung says he discusses many issues with parents at this time. Family interaction, peer pressure, school performance, study habits, behavioral issues and safety concerns are all areas that are addressed. Being proactive in identifying issues at an early age is important in avoiding serious problems as the child grows.
During a routine physical by a Welborn Clinic pediatrician, parents can expect the following:
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 775,000 children under the age of 15 end up in the emergency room each year due to sports injuries. It is very important that your child receive a physical to detect any special medical condition prior to engaging in team sport activities. A physical can detect breathing problems such as asthma, high blood pressure, heart conditions, muscle or bone abnormalities that may need treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about Welborn Clinic and the pediatric department, log onto www.welbornclinic.com. A listing of Welborn Clinic pediatricians and office locations can be found by clicking on the Physician Directory.