McDonough District Hospital (MDH) is offering school and sports physicals for the 2019-2020 school year. School physicals are required for those entering kindergarten, 6th or 9th grades, while sports physicals are required each year before the competitive season begins.
There are three convenient MDH locations in the local area where you can schedule an appointment. These locations include:
-MDH Pediatrics | 833-1729
-MDH Family Clinic, offers extended hours Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | 837-6937
-MDH Bushnell Family Practice | 772-9444
Julie Bartlow, a pediatric nurse practitioner and primary care provider at MDH, emphasized the importance of a regular visit with a primary care provider.
“School and sports physicals are a great opportunity for parents and providers to connect on an annual basis and discuss how their child is developing,” said Bartlow, CPNP-PCP, NNP-BC.
Additionally, physicals allow providers the opportunity to discuss healthy lifestyle habits as well as identify acute or life threatening medical conditions that require a treatment plan, such as uncontrolled blood pressure, cardiac issues, eating disorders, or certain lung conditions.
For more information on providers accepting new patients, log onto www.MDH.org