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Physicals Specialist

Pediatric Care Of Four Corners

Pediatricians located in Davenport, FL

Before your child signs up for baseball, soccer, or any other sport, schedule a physical at Pediatric Care of Four Corners. At the Davenport, Florida, pediatric office, Eiman ElSayed, MD, and her experienced medical team offer comprehensive physicals to meet the requirements of schools, sports groups, and driver’s license applications. You can schedule a physical by calling Pediatric Care of Four Corners or by requesting an appointment online now.

Physicals Q & A

Why does my child need a physical?

A physical is often a requirement of schools and organized sports, to ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in certain activities.

The team at Pediatric Care of Four Corners provides physicals that meet the requirements of:

  • Schools
  • Daycares
  • Employers
  • Sports groups
  • Department of Motor Vehicles (drivers licenses)

Following the exam, the Pediatric Care of Four Corners team completes the necessary paperwork along with the results of your child’s physical exam.

What happens during a physical?

During your child’s physical, the Pediatric Care of Four Corners team takes time to review their personal and family medical history, any existing health conditions, and any new symptoms or concerns you have about your child.

As part of the physical exam, the team notes important information about your child’s

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature

The team also evaluates your child’s reflexes, muscle strength, and other factors that relate to a specific sport or activity to ensure they are fully able to participate.

If your child has an existing health condition, the Pediatric Care of Four Corners team ensures current treatments are working properly and that the illness or disease won’t interfere with safe participation in sports or other activities.

Providing your child’s condition is well-managed and their ability to safely engage in activities is evident, existing health conditions won’t necessarily prevent them from registering for an activity or sport. 

However, in some cases, the medical team may recommend that some activities aren’t safe for children with certain underlying health issues.

What are the benefits of a physical?

A physical exam is often required by organized activities. However, even when they aren’t required, it’s a good idea to schedule a regular physical for your child.

Through a complete physical, the Pediatric Care of Four Corners medical team can identify early warning signs of underlying health problems that may go unnoticed until it’s too late.

Physical exam appointments are also a great time for the team to discuss risks of certain activities in an age-appropriate way, such as the use of illegal or performance-enhancing drugs and negative peer pressure. 

They can also provide tips for reducing injuries, such as recommended warm-up and stretching exercises based on your child’s chosen sport.

Schedule a school or sports physical in advance of the registration date by calling Pediatric Care of Four Corners or by requesting an appointment online now.