Physical Exams Specialist

Seashore Pediatrics

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located in Wall Township, NJ

From the moment they’re born, children grow at a dizzying rate. As you struggle to keep up with their increasing shoe sizes, don’t forget about their regular physical exams at Seashore Pediatrics. From newborns to young adults, Catherine Meli, MD and Naheed Rahmet, MD provide expert pediatric care to their young patients in Wall Township, New Jersey during this period of rapid development. To get started on your child’s pediatric care, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Physical Exams Q & A

Why does my child need a physical exam?

While your baby’s growth inside your womb may have been a marvel, it’s nothing compared to what happens once they enter the world. For the next 18 years, and sometimes more, your child develops at breakneck speed in the race toward adulthood.

To ensure that important developmental milestones are met along this fast-paced journey, regular pediatric care is essential. The pediatricians at Seashore Pediatrics offer full physical examinations for routine, annual care that helps you and your child navigate development with ease.

What types of physical exams do you provide?

The team at Seashore Pediatrics offers physical examinations of all kinds, including:

Annual Physical Exam

As part of routine care, your child (over the age of two) should see their doctor once a year to ensure that they’re developing correctly. These visits are also critical in preventive care because they allow the doctors to spot a problem before it becomes more serious.

Sports Physical

If your child wants to play a sport, many schools and teams require that they get cleared by a pediatrician to participate. The team at Seashore Pediatrics is well versed in these physical exams and makes sure you have what you need.

School Physical

Many schools require that your child undergo an annual physical before the school year begins. The doctors at Seashore Pediatrics have extensive experience with these exams and will help you and your child get everything you need.

Outside of sports, school, and routine care, Dr. Meli and Dr. Rahmet also provide work-related physical examinations for your child’s summer job.

What happens during a physical exam?

During your child’s physical exam, a team member first records important measurements, like height and weight, and then your child’s vitals, such as heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature.

With these numbers recorded, Dr. Meli or Dr. Rahmet conducts a physical exam, checking extremities and function. They also check your child’s lungs, eyes, ears, nose, and throat. In fact, there’s little that the doctor doesn’t observe or check during a physical exam to ensure that your child is healthy, from head to toe.

These exams also provide great opportunities to bring up any questions or concerns you may have. If you’ve noticed a problem or recurring symptom, your doctor can investigate the issue during the exam.

If your child needs a physical examination, call Seashore Pediatrics, or request an appointment using the online scheduler.