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Physical Exam Specialist

Dr. Soos Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Dublin, GA

As your child grows and develops, they eventually need a sports physical or some other specialized physical exam. Checking this task off your to-do list is a simple matter for patients of Gyula Soos, MD, FAAP, and the Dr. Soos Pediatrics team in Dublin, Georgia. The Dr. Soos Pediatrics team offers all types of physical exams and understands the documentation requirements needed for these exams. Scheduling a visit is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online booking page.

Physical Exam Q & A

What is a sports physical?

A sports physical is a special type of physical exam that seeks to determine if your child is prepared to participate in their sport of choice. They are often required during the tryout or sign-up phase of organized sports, whether through your child’s school, youth organization, or community sports league. 

A sports physical includes a discussion about your child’s personal health history. This includes information about allergies, previous hospitalizations, chronic health issues, and any other significant medical need your child encountered in the past. 

A basic physical exam follows to check your child’s vital signs, height and weight, and a basic assessment of posture, breathing, strength, and flexibility. These checks are intended to look for any signs that suggest the intended sport could be harmful to your child. 

What if my child “fails” a sports physical exam?

If your child’s sports physical determines there are areas of concern, that simply means the process has functioned as intended. While it can be frustrating to postpone joining a team or beginning to train, nothing is more important than your child’s health and wellness. 

Your Dr. Soos Pediatrics provider sits down with you and discusses the specific issues at play. If additional testing is needed, plans can be made to find those answers. You discuss treatment plans, and you get all the details needed to make an informed decision about your child’s care. 

What other types of physical exams are available?

All kids need routine annual physicals to check their overall health and development and learn how to establish lifelong healthy habits. From time to time, they may require additional physicals. 

You may need to provide paperwork to show a recent physical prior to enrolling in public school. Even some preschool programs require a physical. Many camps or summer programs will ask for a physical exam during registration. When your child is a teen, certain jobs will require a physical. 

Regardless of what type of physical exam your child needs, the team at Dr. Soos Pediatrics can help. Simply bring in any required paperwork or use the practice’s sports physical form, and your provider will ensure you have the documentation needed when you leave. Scheduling is as quick as a phone call or a visit to the online booking page.