The seasoned family doctors at Village Health Partners in Plano, TX understand the importance that health and fitness plays in sports. That is why we offer pre-participation examinations, also known as sports physicals, to help determine if a student is healthy enough for the sport in which they are participating in. This exam assesses the athlete's overall medical condition, and examines their potential risk for injury. This examination is a requirement for students wishing to participate in school-related sports and must be given at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to the start of the season. This simple examination consists of looking over and discussing the patient’s health history, as well as giving a physical examination. Through sports physicals, we are able to address any concerns and preparation prior to the beginning of the season, so that every athlete can play at their very best.
What to Expect
Sports physicals are extremely common and are a requirement for most student athletes throughout the United States. A sports physical is conducted in two parts: medical history and physical examination.
- Medical History: During the medical history section, your practitioner will discuss with you any illnesses or injuries you have had as well as discuss any medical illnesses common throughout your family, such as heart disease or diabetes. Following the medical history discussion, your practitioner will give you a physical examination.
- Physical Exam: This examination will help to determine if the child is physically capable of participation and if there are any areas of concern that may cause injury during participation. The physical examination is not invasive and does not require students to conduct any arduous work. Sports physical requirements vary among state and school districts, so it is important to inquire about the requirements prior to your visit so that you may be eligible for play.
Sports Physicals Reviews
"Great doctor! My physicals are covered, but I think I paid about 90.00 for an illness visit. I have been seeing Dr. Gothard for some time, and he has become quite popular. Since there are so many people trying to get in to see him, your appointments usually run late. Office staff is great, but there have been a few exceptions. This can happen anywhere, though."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 20, 2011
"Dr. Kibel is very kind, professional and caring. She makes you feel at ease and safe under her care. I'm not one that likes seeing the Dr and use to avoid it at all cost. Now I find that not only do I come when ill, I also follow through with preventative care(physicals etc). Any one who is lucky enough to see Dr. Kibel once will know instantly that they have found the perfect physician for life. She is awesome!!! and She truly cares."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 07, 2013
"My first visit with Dr. Lester, as a new patient, was wonderful and more than I had anticipated for an annual physical visit. I appreciate her holistic approach to medicine and her desire for her patients to be completely well; mind, body and spirit. She is patient, intuitive and a great listener. I think I have finally found a PCP that I will stick with."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Jul 04, 2015
"I visited VHP for this first time this week for an annual physical and to get health form signed to attend Boy Scout Camp with my son. It was a great experience and I highly recommend them. Very efficient service and I really liked Dr. McAuliff's bedside manner."- D.C. / Google / Jun 11, 2016
"The best doctor around town - I have been seeing Dr. Moon for the past 15 years now and he is simply the best. I see him for everything, from a cold to my anxiety, cholesterol and annual physical checkup. He is so thoroughly and has the best bedside manner. He takes the time to listen to you and your concerns. I never feel rushed in his office."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 13, 2017
Following a sports physical, students may be recommended for additional testing if their practitioner sees something abnormal during their examination. A request for additional testing may hinder the student from play until all of their test results have returned and the doctor clears them. This should be kept in mind when scheduling a sports physical, so that all tests will be complete prior to the start of the season. A request for additional testing may be needed for students who have had previous sports injuries or a chronic illness. Additional testing helps to further decide if the athletic activity will be beneficial to the student without putting their health at risk.
Staying at Peak Potential
At our medical practice, we seek to provide patients with the best care options available. We humbly invite student athletes to schedule their sports physicals at our office, where we give excellent and thorough examinations. When scheduling through our office, we will work to ensure that you are on the court or field in no time.
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- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour