Dr. Shraddha Patel took time from her busy primary care practice to write an article about why children need to see a doctor before returning back to school. The article, featured in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, states children returning to school should visit the doctor for to ensure that your child stay healthy and maintain good attendance all year long.
Visiting a Primary Care Physician is Important for the Health of Your Child
In the article, Dr. Patel states that annual physicals should be at the top of any parent’s priority list. It may be the only visit to the primary care doctor the child has all year but it is an important one. This visit accomplishes a variety of health goals such as:
- Track Growth and Development
- Recording Physical and Mental Development
- Discuss and Analyze Behavioral Patterns
- General Health and Disease Prevention
- A Chance for the Parent to Address any Questions or Concerns
Dr. Shraddha Patel is one of the many primary care physicians on our staff that the media turns to for expertise and credibility. Contact Arrowhead Health Centers today to schedule an annual physical for your child. To read the whole article, click here.