Physicals Specialist

Village Pediatric Group

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Tuckahoe, NY

Getting a routine physical exam is key to optimizing your child’s health and wellness. At Village Pediatric Group in Tuckahoe, New York, the board-certified pediatricians and expert medical team offer physicals to make sure your child’s health is on the right track. Doing so allows your child’s doctor to diagnose medical conditions or developmental problems before serious complications arise. Schedule your child’s next physical at Village Pediatric Group by phone or online today.

Physicals Q & A

What is a physical exam?

A physical exam at Village Pediatric Group involves a comprehensive exam in which your child’s pediatrician evaluates them for illnesses or medical conditions to optimize their health. 

A physical exam helps your child’s pediatrician detect possible problems that may require treatment to prevent complications. The team also uses a physical exam to analyze your child’s growth and development.

What happens during a physical exam?

Prior to your child’s physical exam, the expert Village Pediatric Group team checks their height, weight, head circumference in babies, temperature, pulse, blood pressure, or other vital signs. They review their medical history and examine:

  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Throat
  • Breathing
  • Heartbeat
  • Reflexes
  • Abdomen
  • Limbs
  • Genitals

Your child’s pediatrician may also complete hearing or vision tests and evaluate your child’s speech, fine motor, or gross motor skills. He and his team address questions or concerns you may have about your child’s growth or physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. In teenage girls, your child’s pediatrician may recommend a pelvic exam to evaluate reproductive health.

If your child exhibits signs or symptoms of an illness or an infection, your child’s pediatrician might recommend a blood test, urine test, asthma or allergy test, rapid strep test, or imaging procedure.

Can my child receive vaccines at their physical exam?

Vaccinations provide children with immunity from the types of diseases they’re most likely to encounter, and which would cause the most danger of spreading if they caught it. Village Pediatric Group team offers immunizations to protect your child from developing these diseases, including:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus
  • Rotavirus
  • Varicella (chickenpox)

Village Pediatric Group provides a calm and fun environment so that even the most nervous child feels at ease.

How should I prepare for my child’s appointment?

Before arriving at your child’s appointment with Village Pediatric Group, be prepared to discuss questions and concerns. Have a list of medications your child takes, what they’re allergic to, past diagnoses, and their vaccination history if your child is a new patient. 

Your child's health and well-being are as important to the team at Village Pediatric Group as it is to you. Schedule their next physical exam today. Call the practice or book through the online booking portal.