If your child or teenager attends school or plays sports, they may need to complete a physical. At Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics in Irving, Texas, Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD, Raghu Turebylu, MD, and the team offer school physicals for children of all ages, including teenagers. Call the office to schedule a physical, or book one online today.
School physicals are medical exams that evaluate the health and well-being of children, teenagers, and even adults who attend school or play sports. The exams screen for medical problems and offer your child or teen the ability to receive vaccinations. Many schools, organized sports programs, and colleges require such physicals and forms.
School physicals offer peace of mind, knowing your child or teen is healthy enough to participate in their activities of choice. The Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team has many years of experience completing all types of physicals, including school and sports physicals.
During school physicals at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics, you, your child, or your teenager meets with a provider. They complete the following: Initial evaluation
Your specialist weighs patients, determines their body mass index (BMI), and evaluates their growth and development.
A Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics specialist also checks their pulse, blood pressure, temperature, and other vital signs.
Medical history review
They review a patient’s medical history, medications, lifestyle habits, and medication regimen during the medical history review portion of a school physical.
During a physical exam, they listen to a patient’s breathing and heartbeat. They also check for signs of potential medical problems and complete vision and hearing screenings.
If a patient is at risk of a health issue or has signs of one, the Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team might recommend in-house lab services like blood or urine tests, tissue swabs, biopsies, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. They offer medication prescriptions and other treatments as needed.
The Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team also provides preventive vaccinations and specialist referrals.
Filling out forms
They fill out school and college physical forms if required by a school or sports organization.
Schedule school physicals at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics annually or as required by their school or team. Don’t hesitate to schedule a checkup for yourself, your child, or a teenager whenever they develop signs of an injury or other unusual symptoms.
Call the Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics office to schedule school physicals, or use the online booking tool today.