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Get the Most Out of Your Child’s Back to School Physical

When your children are getting enrolled in school, the most important thing you will do for them is to get them a back to school physical. Don’t wait until the last minute as time slots will fill up fast, and you want to get all their immunizations and paperwork done with time to spare.

Your child’s back to school physical is the perfect time to reconnect with your doctor and ask any questions you may have. You want to make the most of this time, because it’s important to know about any changes in your child’s health.

In fact, it’s a great idea to compile a short list of questions that may be on your mind. Early child development and care covers such a wide range of topics, that you may forget to find out something that’s been on your mind.

Your Pediatrix physician will want to know all about your child’s nutrition, exercise, and any behavioral changes you are seeing. They’ll talk to you about proper health tips for kids, and how to improve on any nutrition issues they may be having.

You’ll want to find out what is the typical weight for your child’s age group. There will be eating habit routines to discuss, as well as their progress in school and behavioral issues that may have arisen.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma or diabetes, now is the time to discuss options with your doctor. You will want to know about the latest allergy medicine for kids and what is recommended for your child.

During a back to school physical, immunizations may be updated. Even pre-schoolers should be up to date on vaccines as nursery schools and other activities they are involved in may require them. Summer camps and sports programs will always want to see your children’s immunization records, too.

Remember, never be afraid to ask your Pediatrix physician anything. They are more than happy to provide you with correct information about your child’s healthcare and development. They will also provide you with advice about safety issues, such as proper car seats, to bike helmets, and more.

Your child’s back to school physical is the perfect time to ease your mind over health concerns you may have. Especially, when other parents tell you what they think you should know. You know that in the doctor’s office, you’ll get the most comprehensive information available.

Posted in Blog on June 14th, 2016