Sports Physicals | A Special Message from Dr. Jaime Grubert

Dear Anderson Hills Families,

I hope this email finds you well and enjoying May, whether it be the many events, celebrations,  or the conclusion of school and the transition to summer.

As we approach that time of year when many patients need sports physicals or sports forms completed, I want to emphasize the importance of scheduling your child’s annual check-up or sports physical with your primary care doctor here at Anderson Hills Pediatrics.

Did you know the sports physical examination is part of your child’s yearly well-care visit or check-up? Your health insurance covers these exams and rarely requires any out-of-pocket expense. Seeing your primary care doctor allows for a deeper understanding of the medical history, facilitates effective monitoring of certain health conditions, and provides screening for important behavioral and mental health concerns. Beyond that, we carefully monitor your child’s growth and pubertal development, conduct a thorough physical examination, update required immunizations, and provide necessary screening tests, including labs or referrals. The quality of care provided by your primary care physician at Anderson Hills Pediatrics exceeds that of a group sports physical, a free school physical, or a quick physical performed at a retail-based clinic. Visits performed in this manner are rarely thorough, often lacking complete histories, parental involvement, communication with the primary care doctor, and consideration of other important aspects of a child or teen’s health.

Again, as a pediatrician, I underscore the importance of an annual check-up or sports physical at your medical home. At Anderson Hills Pediatrics, we strive to provide and believe in quality preventive care that is accessible to your family. In addition, we hope to instill a habit of health maintenance in your child or teen that will last a lifetime. As we approach our check-up and sports physical season, ensure that your child or teen is scheduled for or has completed a yearly check-up at Anderson Hills.

Dr. Jaime Grubert

Need to schedule? You can schedule online using the links below, your patient portal, or by calling (513) 232-8100.