School & Sport Physicals AvailabilityOur Linthicum office currently has availability for School/Sports Physicals. Please call 410-789-7337 to schedule your visit today!!
While the quick sports physical you can get at a "minute clinic" or urgent care center may be convenient, it cannot give you the care that keeps you healthy. Annual well visits with your pediatrician are an important part of children's health.
Your pediatrician provides comprehensive care because we have your medical record and medical history giving us the ability to follow up on any past concerns. We check your height and weight and compare it with last year's measurements to ensure that your child is growing according to their growth chart. We also provide screenings that are important to both physical, mental and emotional development. Additionally, we verify that all vaccines are up to date; vaccines are administered from infancy through the teenage years too.
We can ask how the past year went. Have there been any updates such as accidents, new medications, specialist visits, or any reactions to a medications that needs to be noted in the medical record. We also provide give guidance about what to expect over the next year. How many hours a night the patient should be sleeping, should the patient participate in a sport, etc.
Urgent care and minute clinics or those fast sports physicals don't have your medical records therefore they don't know your medical and past family history.