Thursday, April 16, 2015

Schedule Your Child's School Physical Today!

As the weather gets warmer and summer approaches, it is easy to get excited about upcoming vacations, trips to the beach or pool, Orioles games and plenty of other fun summer activities. With all of those thrilling events on the horizon, getting a school physical is one thing that might get pushed to the back burner.

If you or your friends and loved ones have kids, it is important to know that many summer camps, athletic programs and nearly all schools require that children between the ages of four and 17 have annual physicals. Before this important item gets forgotten in the rush of summer fun, and before the end-of-summer sneaks up on you, schedule your child’s annual checkup today.

There are many reasons to make sure children get annual physicals or “well checks.” During this exam, the care provider will:

  • Discuss nutritional and sleep needs
  • Order tests depending on risk factors for conditions like anemia or high cholesterol
  • Perform age- and gender-specific checks
  • Perform a physical examination
  • Review and update immunizations

Let us help with checking that item off your “to-do” list before camp and school registrations are due. If it has been a year since your child’s last checkup, visit to request a physical for him or her. A GBMC team member will call you back within 1 business day to schedule an appointment.

If you need to select a new primary care physician for you or your child, call 443-849-GBMC (4262) or visit

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