Back to School Physicals

At Ivy League Pediatrics we pride ourselves in providing exceptional pediatric care combined with unrivaled compassion and customer service.

At the end of the school year/beginning of the summer the last thing on the mind of any parent is a back to school physical. However this is the best time to get it done. Avoid the rush and stress by taking care of it now.

Perhaps the most important decision you make about the pre-school physical is where it takes place. Nowadays, there are many health care outlets that advertise and perform these evaluations quickly and cheaply. While they may be able to fill out a piece of paper and perform a basic exam, is it really what your child needs? Quite simply – no!

While it is possible to have mass sports physicals done in schools or physicals at a minute clinic, it cannot take the place of an annual checkup with your pediatrician. You always want you r child to have a comprehensive health check in his/her medical home- with a pediatrician that knows or can review their personal and family history.

Health checks are extremely important because it is at this time that the clinician assesses overall health, catches problems early, updates vaccines if necessary, reinforces healthy behavior, and reviews developmental milestones.

The following will be evaluated at the time of a back to school physical

  • Height
  • Weight
  • BMI (Body-Mass Index)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Development
  • Hearing screening
  • Vision screening

Online Hassle Free Appointment Booking


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about back to school physicals.