Participating in regular physical exams is one of the easiest and most effective ways to preserve your health and well-being. At her practice in Bedminster, New Jersey, Allyson Agathis, MD, FAAP, offers comprehensive physical exams for children of all ages. If it’s been more than a year since your child's last physical, or more than a few months for babies or young children, call to make an appointment today.
A comprehensive physical exam is a routine medical procedure in which your primary care physician checks your child’s overall health. A physical exam also gives you the opportunity to discuss any symptoms or health problems your child is currently experiencing.
During a physical exam, you can expect to:
A physical exam also presents an opportunity to update any prescription medications or supplements your child may need.
Getting ready for your child's annual physical exam is easy and hassle-free. To help the process go as smoothly as possible, the medical team recommends you write down a list of the medications your child is currently taking and any unusual symptoms they're experiencing.
If they're a new patient, a copy of your health records and medical history. In addition, discuss with them what they may expect at the doctor’s office. Please bring any vaccine records or other documents you may want to share if you are a new patient
Your child's annual physical exam starts with the doctor, reviewing their medical history, asking them and their caregiver a series of questions about their general health and well-being.
The exam continues with performing a thorough physical exam, including vision and hearing screenings, beginning at 6 months old.
If you have any concerns during your child's exam, don’t hesitate to speak up. Dr. Agathis is happy to answer any questions you have.
In addition, Dr. Agathis is the district physician for Somerset Hills School District and the school physician for Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, Purnell School in Bedminster, and Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey.
Has it been more than a full year since your child's last comprehensive physical exam? If so, it’s important to check in with the team at Allyson Agathis, MD, today. Call to make your appointment.