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Comprehensive Pediatric Care

Pediatricians located in Mesquite, TX & Dallas, TX

School And Sports Physicals Specialist

As they grow, children need different types of physical examinations for different reasons, and each one — such as a school physical or a sports physical — requires a different focus and assessment. Dr. Meenu Jindal at Comprehensive Pediatric Care in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, provides every type of physical exam your child may need. Her ability to engage children combined with her pediatric experience ensure a comprehensive exam and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your child is healthy. Visit them at their clinic today.

School and Sports Physical

Why are physical exams so important?

Throughout the rapid growth and changes that occur during childhood, routine physical exams tell your doctor whether growth and weight are normal, indicate whether your child has hit all their developmental milestones, and provide information about their risk for disease.

Annual physical exams give parents and doctors the time to talk about diet and exercise, the child’s level of stress, and behavioral concerns. The physical exam is more comprehensive in a routine physical than during a sick child visit, when the focus is on diagnosing a health problem and relieving symptoms.

What does a school physical entail?

The start of a new school year is also a good time to schedule an annual physical to assess growth and development. A school physical includes the following:

  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening
  • Immunizations
  • Allergy assessment
  • Height and weight check
  • Posture assessment
  • Examination of the:
    • Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
    • Head, scalp, and skin
    • Abdomen

How are sports physicals different from other exams?

Every student in Texas who wants to participate in a sport — or some other extracurricular activities, like cheerleading — must have a pre-participation sports physical. They’ll also need a physical clearing them to return to athletic activities if they’ve suffered an injury or illness.

A sports exam includes a review of the child’s medical history and a complete examination, just like any other physical. After Dr. Jindal covers the basics, the rest of the physical focuses on making sure your child is healthy enough to participate in sports without being at risk for injury.

Dr. Jindal looks for any signs of inflammation or pain and evaluates bones, muscles, and joints for flexibility and strength. She’ll determine whether your child has any past or present injury, illness, or health condition that might worsen during athletic activities.

Examples of health concerns that may affect your child’s sports participation include skin infections, head injuries, unexplained fainting, viral infections, and previous fractures and sprains that haven’t healed.

Insurance & Payments

Comprehensive Pediatric Care is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality, cost effective medical care. We accept all major credit cards and offer payment installments. Displayed are only a few of the major insurances we accept. Please call the office to verify your insurance! Currently we are not accepting any new Patients with Amerigroup. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Baylor Scott & White Health Plans
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Molina Healthcare
United Healthcare

Words from our patients

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    " I definitely recommend Comprehensive Pediatric Care to all my family and friends.We love our doctor!!"

    Komal A.
  • Google+

    "Wonderful caring staff. I am happy to find a place where my kids can see a doctor at every visit. Highly recommended!"

    Jince M.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Jindal is an amazing listener and very good with kids of all ages. She is very thorough and thoughtful in her diagnosis and treatment."

    Nikhil J.
  • Yelp

    "I strongly recommend this pediatrician and office. She is attentive to the whole family and really cares about my child."

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Jindal is an excellent pediatrician, very professional physician, and a wonderful human being! You really can't go wrong coming to her office."

    Sarah A.
  • Healthgrades

    "Dr. Jindal has seen both my girls since they were born.. she is very passionate about her profession and gives the best care."

    Jenny A.
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