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Brought to you by the Maple Street Clinic P.C. at 1825 Maple Street in Forest Grove.

Fall sports season is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about that very important Sports Physical. Many think it's as simply as seeing a healthcare profes­sional to fill out a form so that a child may participate in an activity. The form is a techni­cality, but it's important for a child to be seen by their prima­ry care provider for a compre­hensive health examination, commonly known as a well child check (WCC). The form may be completed as part of this examination.

Convenience is often a prior­ity—especially when a dead­line is looming— so many families seek out a quick al­ternative to complete the pa­perwork but it's important to note the difference in the level of services provided from vari­ous healthcare professionals.

Your PCP is trained to exam a child's entire well-being, not just the items on the required forms. An annual WCC is the standard of care. It allows the PCP to keep a close eye on a child's general health and de­velopment. At Maple Street Clinic, our PCPs conduct a comprehensive exam, analyze risk based on family history, administer any vaccines that are due, assess behavioral is­sues, and provide guidance on the major changes that happen as a child matures.

By the way, a WCC is not only for youths participating in a sport. It is an important yearly milestone for every child and adolescent. Call us today to schedule a wellness exam—regardless of your age. We are able to accommodate most scheduling needs (per­haps even a couple "last min­ute" deadlines) but we do sug­gest planning ahead to avoid the stress.

Maple Street

Clinic P.C.

1825 MAPLE ST.,

FOREST GROVE, OR 97116

503.357.2136

www.maplestreetclinic.com

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