Gretna Medical Center in New Orleans can perform school physicals, camp physicals, or work physicals. We have been practicing medicine in New Orleans for over 20 years. Below are the type of physicals we can do and why they are important.
Types of Physicals
School physicals enable pediatricians to observe the changes in the body of the child. Pediatricians can follow keenly on developmental milestones and the vaccination plan. A follow-up on the developmental milestones allows for the detection of anything abnormal in the development of the child. This ensures a happy upbringing of your child.
In many work organizations, management requires their employees to pass a work physical examination in order to begin or continue working. Pre-employment exams may also include health inquiries including drug and alcohol tests and mental health assessments.
Your child might need to have a sports physical exam done before joining a sports team. We may want to observe them for physical fitness. The physicals are done to ensure that your child is not endangered or at risk when participating in a sport events.