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Sports And Camp Physical

Healing Vessel Medical Associates LLC

Evelyn Omoregbee, DNP, FNP-BC

Primary Care located in Bowie, MD

Starting a new athletic season or heading off to camp is an exciting time. For families in Bowie, Maryland, Healing Vessel Medical Associates LLC and Evelyn Omoregbee, CRNP, FNP-BC, APRN, are the preferred source for required sports or camp physicals. When the time comes, scheduling is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the website, where an online scheduling tool lets you set up your visit 24 hours a day. Book your appointment as soon as you learn your child needs one of these routine health exams, and check one more thing off your to-do list.

Sports and Camp Physical Q & A

What are sports and camp physicals?

Before your child begins a new athletic season or heads off to camp, he or she will likely be required to complete a basic physical exam. These exams ensure your child is healthy enough to participate in vigorous physical activity, and also reduce liability for the camp or sports organization.

While sports and camp physicals are relatively straightforward, that doesn’t mean they aren’t also beneficial. Your child’s exam might catch a medical issue that didn’t arise during his or her last check-up.

What happens during a sports or camp physical?

As with any exam, the initial portion with Ms. Omoregbee and the Healing Vessels Medical Associates LLC team involves a series of questions about your child’s personal and family health history. Some of the questions you can expect involve:

  • Previous surgeries or hospitalizations
  • Recent or past illnesses or injuries
  • Illness in the immediate family
  • Medications or supplements, including over-the-counter drugs
  • Allergies

The exam also includes Ms. Omoregbee gathering routine health data, including:

  • Height and weight
  • Vision
  • Blood pressure and pulse
  • Breathing function
  • Evaluation of posture, flexibility, strength and joint health

Your athletic organization or camp may require additional screenings specific to the activities planned during your child’s participation. At the end of the exam, Ms. Omoregbee completes your child’s required paperwork and includes the results of the exam in his or her medical record. If you need another exam within a year or two, it may be possible to use that same report for a different athletic organization or camp.

What if my child doesn’t pass the exam?

If Ms. Omoregbee identifies areas of concern during your child’s exam she explains the next steps to you in detail. In some cases, your child may just need additional screening to rule out a health issue, and can then move forward with a clean bill of health.

If a health problem is detected during a sports or camp physical, it can be disappointing for both parents and children. However, that simply means that the physical exam performed its intended function.

No parent wants to put their child through an experience that could seriously harm their health. Catching an issue during a physical allows your family to determine the right treatment path, preserving health and wellness for a lifetime.

If your child needs a sports or camp physical, schedule an appointment today with Ms. Omoregbee at Healing Vessels Medical Associates LLC, either online or by phone. Scheduling the exam as early as possible allows time for additional screening or treatment if that need should arise.