Physicals

Regular and Sports Physicals

Dr. Ramachandran provides regular and sports physicals check-ups. It may not seem urgent, but a yearly physical exam by your family’s pediatrician is an important part of your child’s health care. The back-to-school season is a convenient time for putting this exam on your family’s schedule.

While teens may receive sport-specific exams through school, these alone do not address a child’s overall health. These sports exams do not deal with the detailed medical history that the pediatrician knows. Dr. Ramachandran will address sports-specific issues including injuries, nutrition, training, exercise programs, and even mental attitudes and motivations in the course of the exam. Having a long-term history with a child or adolescent gives the doctor awareness of the child’s progress and development over time. This helps the doctor detect emerging problems, as well as be informed by the details of the patient’s history, such as important past illnesses or injuries the child may forget to mention on the sports physical questionnaire.