Sports Physical Specialist

Complete Care Physicians

Shruja Patel, M.D.

Board Certified Family Practice Physician located in Katy, TX

If you or your child requires a sports physical, board-certified family practice physician Shruja Patel, MD, and her team can help. They offer comprehensive work and sports physicals for patients ages 12 and older at Complete Care Physicians in Katy, Texas. Call the office to schedule a sports physical today or use the online booking feature.

Sports Physical Q&A

What are sports physicals?

Sports physicals are comprehensive physical exams your primary care specialist completes to ensure you’re healthy enough to safely participate in school sports or other sports-related activities. The Complete Care Physicians team offers quick and easy appointments for work, school, and sports physicals.

What happens during sports physicals?

When you arrive at Complete Care Physicians for a sports physical you’re greeted by warm, welcoming staff. Your provider completes the following:

Vital sign check

During the first part of a sports or work physical, your primary care specialist checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to screen for diseases and their risk factors.

Medical history review

Your doctor reviews your medical history. They ask questions about surgeries, injuries, past and current diagnoses, medications you take, and symptoms you might have. They also ask about your family history of disease.

Physical exam

During a comprehensive physical examination, your primary care doctor examines your breathing, heartbeat, limbs, abdomen, eyes, ears, throat, vision, and reflexes. They look for signs of illness, disease, or an injury that might prevent you from safely participating in sports.

Diagnostic testing

In some cases, your provider might recommend diagnosing screening tests. They may suggest you undergo asthma or allergy testing, blood tests, urine tests, heart function tests, X-rays, or other diagnostic procedures to detect or rule out certain medical problems.

Treatment

If you’re in good health, no treatment is needed. Your provider offers vaccinations to prevent illnesses and diseases. If you have a condition requiring treatment, they might recommend you take medications or dietary supplements, get treated for an injury, make healthy lifestyle changes, use an inhaler during sports, or see a specialist for a complex medical problem.

What happens after a sports physical?

After a sports physical, your doctor lets you know if you’re healthy enough to safely participate in sports. If so, they sign off on the required paperwork and give you a copy for your records. The experienced providers at Complete Care Physicians have your best interest in mind. They offer suggestions to keep you healthy between visits.

The next time you or your child is due for a sports physical, trust the experts at Complete Care Physicians with their care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

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