Whether it’s an annual physical, one for a school or sports activity, or an immigration physical, Dr. Sushil Anand of Sunshine Pediatrics in Ontario and Upland, California, knows what’s required for the major types of physicals and offers these to all of his patients.
As a courtesy to his pediatric patients, Dr. Anand provides treatment to the entire family for minor injuries and sickness and physicals. Dr. Anand’s philosophy is, “Healthy families raise healthy children.”
Why would I need a physical for non-medical reasons?
While physical exams are an important part of a personal health care regimen, there are often other situations requiring physical exams that pinpoint particular health areas. Several of these focus on children and young adults.
What are the main types of other physical exams?
School physicals – Whether your child’s school requires a physical or not, back-to-school time is an ideal time for a well-child physical. It can bring immunizations up-to-date, as well as dealing with any concerns you or your child may have. It gives the school year a great running start, health-wise.
Sport physicals – Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. The sports your child plays may develop into a lifelong interest. Often, sports activity requires a pre-participation physical exam, or PPE, when a child starts a new sport or new season. These exams focus on potential problems that may conflict with activity requirements.
Immigration physicals – Not every doctor is certified to give physical exams for United States permanent residency requirements. This exam isn’t a complete physical. It focuses on things such as communicable diseases, drug problems or mental health issues that make a candidate inadmissible to the U.S.
Department of Transportation (DOT) physicals – When a teen reaches driving age, they must meet federal standards for physical health before receiving a driver’s license. The DOT physical has specific guidelines as to what must be checked. This includes vision, hearing, blood pressure, urinalysis, and other general physical checks.
Are there other situations physical exams may be required?
As your child reaches part-time job age, it’s possible they may need a physical as part of pre-employment screening. According to California law, these come after an offer of employment is made, and it must be consistent with job necessity and conducted on all employees. Alcohol and drug testing are legal in the state under certain conditions.
Accepted Insurance Providers
At Sunshine Pediatrics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.