Many camps and sporting activities require a physical before you can participate. Although physicals done by someone other than your pediatrician can be convenient, we strongly recommend that you see your pediatrician for a complete physical. They provide an excellent opportunity to screen for problems that affect adolescents. The physical with your pediatrician also gives you the opportunity to talk about such things as acne or chronic medical problems. Your pediatrician will take the time you won’t get in a less thorough sports physical to also address such things a nutrition, development, safety, and your health in general.
Please schedule your physical early to avoid the rush. Bring your forms with you and complete as much as you can of the form before your visit.