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Posts for: May, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Carolina Kids Pediatrics has entered into a behavioral health co-management agreement with 3-C Family Services. 3-C provides a variety of mental health services to kids and adolescents as well as adults, including assessment, medication management, and both individual and group based therapy for a wide variety of mental health concerns. Through this agreement, we wil improve our level of cooperation and coordination of care for mutual patients. 

Dr. Nechyba

Carolina Kids Pediatrics

Carolina Kids Pediatrics will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observation of Memorial Day. However, we'll have normal weekend hours from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, May 23, and 10 am to 12 pm on Sunday, May 24. We'll also be open for regular office hours starting with sick walk-in at 8:30 am on Tuesday, May 26. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Dr. Nechyba


By Carolina Kids Pediatrics
May 18, 2015
Category: Children's Health
Tags: Sports Physicals  

It's spring, and for many families, that means gearing up for the busy sports seasons ahead. Before lacing up the cleats or trying on a jersey, scheduling a school or sports physical at Carolina Kids, your Raleigh pediatric office, is the best way to ensure a successful athletic season for your child.Kids Sports and Scheduling a Sports Physical

What are school and sports physicals?

All students that will be participating in school-sponsored sports need a physical examination before participating. These exams evaluate a student athlete's current health and fitness level, as well as their risk of potential injury or concussion. Other organizations, such as camps or recreational sports leagues, may also require physicals before participation.

At Carolina Kids Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, these physical exams typically happen long enough before the beginning of the sports season to provide enough time to address any potential issues before beginning a sport. They involve taking a thorough medical history, which includes current and past illnesses or injuries, hospitalizations, and any health problems within the immediate family. 

Why does my child need a physical?

School and sports physicals are a great opportunity for the health professionals at Carolina Kids Pediatrics to update records and go over important health and safety issues with both children and their parents. School and sports physicals in Raleigh assess whether the student is healthy and physically able to take on the activity.

What happens if they don't pass the physical?

Being disqualified is highly unlikely - it's estimated that less than 1% of students have conditions that keep them out of activities, and most of the time, those conditions have already been diagnosed. Your Raleigh pediatrician may refer your child for further testing or to a specialist to figure out how to rectify any potential issues that might happen on the field or court.

Make sure you bring along any required forms to be filled out and signed. The whole pediatric staff at Carolina Kids Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC looks forward to helping your child start their journey to physical fitness and fun!