August 07, 2014
Is a well-child medical exam on your back-to-school checklist? It typically includes a physical and immunization review and is helpful in not only ensuring your child’s good health today but also in providing a medical baseline for the upcoming school year, says Dr. Lori Boyajian-O'Neill, a sports medicine physician at HCA Midwest Health System. There’s also the added benefit that comes with developing a good rapport with your doctor before your child gets sick or injured. Here’s what else you need to know.