Laguna Beach Pediatrics and Dr. Manpreet Sarna recommend annual physicals for your children. We know your main goal is to keep your child healthy and children's physicals are an important opportunity for your doctor to assess your child's growth and development. If your child needs a physical, come see us in Irvine, CA.
Why are physicals important?
It's impossible to count the number of changes your child's body goes through as they grow, but the good news is most of these are normal. Children's physicals are an opportunity for the doctor to see if the child is hitting developmental milestones and growing as they should. A physical includes a complete physical exam and check of your child's vitals.
Annual physicals are also an opportunity for parents to speak with a doctor about their child. Use this time with your doctor to ask questions about your child's health and development. We'll make sure they are up to date on immunizations, but if they have any odd sleeping or eating behaviors or hygiene habits your doctor doesn't see, an annual visit at our Irvine, CA, practice is the time to get answers about what is healthy.
How often does my child need a physical?
Children's physicals are recommended annually, usually before the school year starts, and especially if your child plays sports, they will need a physical every year. If your child plays sports talk to the pediatrician about common injuries and how to prevent them throughout the year. Annual physicals make sure your child is on track and prepared to start the school year.
Dr. Manpreet Sarna of Laguna Beach Pediatrics is dedicated to serving families in Irvine, CA, and keeping your children healthy. Annual physicals are an important gauge of your child's development. We love to see kids growing up happy and healthy! If your child needs a physical, contact us for an appointment at (949) 509-9915.