We don’t give sickness and disease a fighting chance.
Immunizations, school physicals, sports physicals, and cancer screenings.
Chickenpox, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, measles, mumps, polio, pneumococcal, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B. To name a few.
We offer the full range of vaccines recommended by the CDC for children and teens. We can get your child on track with the immunization schedule and make sure you are notified whenever they are due for another.
School and Sports Physicals
As your child or teen grows, they will need different types of physical examinations for different reasons. The start of a new school year is also a good time to schedule an annual physical to assess growth and development.
A school physical includes the following:
- Vision screening
- Hearing screening
- Allergy assessment
- Height and weight check
- Posture assessment
- Ear, nose and throat check
- Scalp and skin check
Above and beyond this, if your child or teen is going to participate in sports at his or her school, they may also need a sports physical that may include:
- Blood pressure and heart rate
- Strength assessment
- Flexibility, coordination, reflexes assessment
In order to stop cancer before it can begin, or prevent it altogether, we offer a wide range of cancer screening tests that can be performed in our office or at home. , some less invasive than others. Other cancer screening tests may need to be performed by a specialist, which we would be happy to send a referral for. Some of these screenings include:
- Mammograms to detect tumors or irregularities in the breast
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing
- Pap test to identify any precancerous or cancerous cells in the woman’s reproductive system
- Colonoscopy to check the entire colon for polyps or cancer
- Cologuard stool test kit to test for blood and DNA markers related to cancer.
- Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) to detect blood in the feces, or stool, which can be a sign of polyps or cancer.
- CT scans to detect any abnormalities or tumors in the lungs or other areas of the body.
- Digital rectal examination (DRE) of the prostate to check for any irregularities.
- Complete skin exam. A doctor checks the skin for signs of skin cancer.