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Physicals Specialist

Smyrna Pediatrics

Pediatricians & Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner located in SMYRNA, TN

An annual physical presents an opportunity for your child to check in on their health and well-being. At Smyrna Pediatrics, we proudly offer well-child visits, newborn physicals, vaccinations, and school and sports physicals to youngsters of all ages from infants to adolescents. If it’s been more than a year since your son or daughter last visited a pediatrician, make a physical appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Physicals

What is a pediatric physical exam?

A pediatric physical is a doctor’s appointment designed to check in on your child’s general health and wellness. 

During a physical exam, we review your child’s medical history, asks questions about their eating habits, exercise regimen, and lifestyle, and check their vital signs, including their respiratory rate, heartbeat, and blood pressure. 

A physical exam also gives your child a chance to build a relationship with Dr. Ricafort and our other providers. During a physical, they can ask questions and update any vaccinations as necessary. 

If your child takes prescription medication or has special health needs, a physical presents an opportunity to access refills and other necessary exams. 

What types of physicals do you offer?

At Smyrna Pediatrics, Dr. Ricafort and the team offer a variety of physicals, including:

Newborn care

Newborn care is a type of physical used to monitor the progress of infants and growing babies. Our staff regularly works with new parents, providing wellness exams, immunizations, and other necessary preventive screenings for infants. 

Well-child exam

A well-child exam is a type of physical that checks in on your son or daughter’s overall health. Children grow rapidly, which also puts them at risk for certain health problems and injuries. Investing in a well-child exam at least once each year can alert you to potential problems. It also presents an opportunity to update your child's immunizations. 

Sports physical

Many school districts require student-athletes to complete a sports physical before the start of a new season. A sports physical is a type of physical exam that ensures your son or daughter is healthy enough to participate in sports. During a sports physical, our providers can also provide tips and insights on preventing sports-related injuries. 

School physical

If your child is entering school for the first time, they might need to undergo a series of immunizations. At Smyrna Pediatrics, we regularly provide comprehensive school physicals, ensuring your child adheres to all state and federal guidelines. 

How often should my child have a pediatric physical?

No two children are exactly alike, but our providers usually recommend that children participate in a physical exam at least once a year. 

Many serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, don’t present obvious symptoms early on. Investing in an annual physical provides an easy and effective way to detect these and other problems early. 

If it’s time to schedule a physical exam for your son or daughter, make an appointment at Smyrna Pediatrics by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.