School and Sports Physicals

School and Sports Physicals in McAllen & Edinburg, TX

It is incredibly important to visit our pediatricians at Livania Zavala, MD each year for a comprehensive School and Sports Physical and health screening to ensure your children are healthy.

What is the purpose of School and Sports Physicals?

A School and Sports Physical is a comprehensive health exam performed by our pediatrician team to ensure your child is healthy. It’s important that you make sure you’re doing what you can to prevent certain illnesses from occurring and keeping your children as healthy as possible. School and Sports Physicals are important in making sure that there aren’t any issues that are going unnoticed and untreated and to make sure that your children's overall health isn’t of concern to you or your doctor.

What is involved in School and Sports Physicals?

When your child comes into our office our nursing staff will take your child’s blood pressure, weight and height and vitals. We will also perform a quick vision screening. From there, our pediatricians will take over, going through your medical history and asking any questions about past illnesses, hospitalizations, injuries or surgeries. Details about your child’s medical history can help us pinpoint possible issues early on so that we prevent complications in the future.

Once we’ve gone through your child’s medical history, we will perform a thorough School and Sports Physical checking their heart, lungs, stomach and musculoskeletal system to check for any signs of asthma, a heart murmur or past injuries that could impact their ability to play sports.

Why are School and Sports Physicals so important for my child?

Detecting health problems through these School and Sports Physicals doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t play sports; however, it’s important to identify health issues early on in your child so that we can provide them with medication, lifestyle changes and even modifications to their current activities to prevent serious health complications.

For example, a child with asthma may be prescribed both a daily and a rescue inhaler to help control their symptoms throughout the day, even when playing sports. By providing your child with the medications and treatment they need now, we can prevent serious complications from happening.

Since your child’s health can change dramatically in just one year, it’s important that you bring your child into our office for their School and Sports Physicals every year, approximately 4-6 weeks before the start of the school year.

Contact Livania Zavala, MD Today.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional care, whether it’s a simple newborn checkup or its more advanced treatment plans. You can trust that you family is in good hands when they come to our office for care.

We know one of the most important decisions is finding a pediatrician that you trust to care for your newborn. The friendly and experienced staff at Livania Zavala, MD are ready to welcome you to their compassionate practice. To schedule a School and Sports Physical call us in McAllen at (956) 331-6063 or in Edinburg at (956) 682-4500



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