Physical Exams

Comprehensive Pediatrics

Pediatrics located in Edison, NJ

Comprehensive Pediatrics in Edison, New Jersey, offers comprehensive physical exams to monitor your child’s health and development. The experienced pediatricians carefully review all aspects of your child’s health and take a proactive approach to prevent illness and disease. The team also provides physical exams and necessary paperwork that meet the requirements of schools, sports, and other activities. If your child needs a physical exam, call Comprehensive Pediatrics or request an appointment online today.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why does my child need a physical exam?

The pediatricians at Comprehensive Pediatrics offer physical exams for children of all ages as part of their preventive health care services. 

The goal of a routine physical exam is to identify illness or disease in the earliest stages when treatment is most successful. Physical exams also ensure your child is healthy and their major systems are functioning properly.

Many schools, organized sports, and other activities also require proof of a physical exam as part of their registration process to ensure kids are healthy enough to participate.

You should schedule a routine physical exam for your child yearly starting after age two. For younger children, the team offers more frequent exams to closely monitor their growth and development.

The Comprehensive Pediatrics team performs physical exams immediately and on short notice for school and sports physicals. They provide necessary forms for school and other organizations right after the exam.

What can I expect during my child’s physical exam?

During your child’s physical exams, your pediatrician takes time to review your child’s personal and family medical history, their existing health, and any changes that occur since your child’s last exam.

Their provider notes important information about your child’s health, including:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Skin health

The team also offers in-office vision screenings and hearing tests to identify issues that may interfere with learning. Your child also receives developmental assessments through the different stages of their development in an age-appropriate manner to confirm or rule out attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and other developmental disorders.

During your child’s routine physical exam, the Comprehensive Pediatrics staff ensure they’re up-to-date on vaccinations and can administer any vaccines your child needs based on their age and medical history.

Does my child need blood work?

If your child has a family history of certain conditions like diabetes or is experiencing new symptoms that need a diagnosis, your Comprehensive Pediatrics provider may request blood work.

The staff also offers other in-office diagnostic testing to confirm the root cause of symptoms relating to underlying health conditions, such as allergies and asthma. If your child is unwell at their physical, such as with the flu or a sore throat, rapid testing is available.

If it’s been more than a year since your child’s last physical exam, call Comprehensive Pediatrics or request an appointment through the online booking system today.