Physicals provide valuable insight into the full picture of your child’s health. At Valcourt Pediatric Associates in Aiken, Hardeeville, and Walterboro, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, board-certified pediatrician Yvrose Valcourt, MD, and pediatric nurse practitioner Whitney Lutz, NP, perform a range of physicals and well-child visits. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more. The practice also offers telehealth care.
Physicals are comprehensive health screenings that evaluate various aspects of your child’s overall well-being, including their physical, mental, and emotional health.
By tracking and monitoring your child’s health and development, the pediatric specialists at Valcourt Pediatric Associates can help ensure they remain on a healthy trajectory and identify any potential concerns at an early stage.
Valcourt Pediatric Associates performs many types of physicals, including:
Annual visits are yearly exams that include a medical history review and physical evaluation to assess your child’s overall health and fitness.
These exams ensure your child is physically and mentally capable of participating in their chosen sport without risking their health, ensuring their safety and minimizing the risk of injuries.
A school physical ensures your child meets their school district’s health and immunization requirements. They promote a healthy educational environment for all students and help identify health concerns that can interfere with your child’s academic success.
Many camps and recreational programs require up-to-date physicals to ensure campers are physically fit enough for the activities involved.
These visits are similar to physicals, but they’re typically more comprehensive. A provider monitors your child’s growth, development, and overall health. Many well-child visits include a physical exam, immunizations, nutritional counseling, and developmental screenings.
Preparing for your child’s physical exam can help you make the most of the visit. Before your appointment, make sure to:
If you’re unsure what to bring to your child’s physical, contact the office before the appointment for guidance.
A physical starts with a medical history review. Your child’s provider asks questions about their health, fitness, diet, and lifestyle to update their records with any relevant information. Next, they perform the physical.
Depending on your child’s age and reason for visiting, the team checks your child’s eyes, nose, throat, and ears before listening to their heart and lungs. They may also test your child’s reflexes and strength.
Call Valcourt Pediatric Associates or schedule a psychical online today.