Physical Exams in Rockville, MD
Pediatric Physical/Well Child Check-Up
A pediatric physical examination, also known as a well child check-up, is
recommended for children at specific ages. You will have an opportunity at
this visit to discuss and/or ask questions about your child’s growth,
development, and general health.
During a well child check-up, the doctor will do a physical exam and ask many questions regarding your child’s health, development, family, and education. The doctor will also review your child’s immunization history and will provide needed immunizations.
Some procedures that may be performed at these visits include:
- Blood pressure
- Heart Rate
- Respiration rate
- Vision exam
- Provide Blood test orders
- Developmental Screening
- Depression screening
A list of the routine physical exam or well child check-up schedule is available on-line on our website or in our office when you come for your first visit.
School or sports physicals are physical examinations that may be required for students by state law or school district. These are done annually. These exams are similar to your child’s well-child exam, but they may have additional requirements determined by your child’s school, camp, or sports league. Please note, that sports physical require clearance by a physician.
These examinations consist of:
- Recording Height, Weight, Pulse, Blood pressure, and Respiration
- Vision Exam
- Heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat examination
- Examination of extremities
- Evaluating posture, flexibility, and strength
If any immunizations are necessary, they may be given at the time of the school/sports physical. School/Sports physical are typically valid for one year. The school or sports forms can be completed if there is a valid physical within 1 year. We will try our best to have these forms completed within 1 week of you providing the forms to us. Please try to schedule your child’s sport or camp physical before the deadline of turning in your forms.