Routine Examinations Specialist

BridgeSpan Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Physicians & Pediatricians located in Purchase, NY

BridgeSpan Medicine in Purchase and Harrison, New York, provides preventive health services for adolescents and young adults. The experienced pediatricians recommend comprehensive routine examinations annually to stay on top of your child’s physical and mental health. In addition to physical exams and preventive screenings, the skilled physicians can address sexuality, peer pressure, and other development concerns related to adolescents. To schedule a routine examination with the BridgeSpan Medicine team, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Routine Examinations Q & A

Why are routine examinations important?

Routine examinations are a part of a preventive health care plan and are important for adolescents for two primary reasons.

These visits ensure that kids and young adults are healthy and functioning optimally. They also help the BridgeSpan Medicine team identify potential health issues in the earliest stages — when treatment is typically most effective.

The BridgeSpan Medicine team recommends that adolescents undergo a routine exam once a year if they’re otherwise healthy. Your child needs this type of exam even when they aren’t sick or experiencing any symptoms.

What can I expect during my child’s routine examination?

During a routine exam, a BridgeSpan Medicine physician takes time to review your child’s personal and family health history. They discuss any issues your child has experienced since their last visit and perform a physical exam.

As part of the exam, your provider evaluates important aspects of your child’s health, including their:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Skin health
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Vision and hearing

Depending on your child’s existing health and family history, they may need diagnostic screenings like blood work to check for diabetes and other underlying health conditions.

A routine exam is also an opportunity for your child to receive all necessary immunizations that protect against contagious diseases, like measles, mumps, and the seasonal flu.

What are the benefits of routine examinations?

Your BridgeSpan Medicine provider uses your child’s evaluation to review their physical and mental health. In the event they identify potential health issues, your physician can recommend additional testing and treatment services right away.

In addition to proactively caring for your child’s health, the team works with your child to address a variety of issues that have an impact on adolescents, including:

  • Peer pressure
  • Sports injuries
  • Nutrition
  • Sexuality
  • Birth control
  • Irregular periods
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STDs)

The BridgeSpan Medicine team works to build trust and open communication that carries over into your child’s adult life. The physicians can also provide comprehensive resources that help your child live a healthy, happy life.

If it’s been longer than a year since your child’s last routine examination, schedule an appointment online or call BridgeSpan Medicine today.