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Physical Exam Specialist

Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic

Pediatrics located in Eagle Pass, TX

At Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic in Eagle Pass, Texas, annual physical exams are the ideal way to ensure your child is growing healthy and happy. Experienced pediatrician, Eliézer Hernández, MD, PA, offers routine physicals to track your child’s development over the years and identify potential health issues in their earliest stages. The team also provides all recommended vaccinations to protect your child from serious conditions, such as mumps and measles. Find out more about the benefits of a routine physical exam by calling the office or by booking an appointment online today.

Physical Exam Q & A

Why does my child need a physical exam?

Routine physical exams give your Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic doctor the opportunity to evaluate your child’s overall health, even when they aren’t sick. Physicals are also a great way to monitor and track your child’s growth and development over the years.

The staff at Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic recommends physical exams for all children once a year to ensure they are growing properly and have no new symptoms or undiagnosed medical issues.

What can I expect during my child’s physical exam?

Initially, your Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic pediatrician reviews your child’s personal and family medical history and discusses any changes or concerns you have about their general health, development, or behaviors.

After a thorough discussion, your provider performs a physical exam of your child’s major organs, including the eyes, lungs, and heart. 

They also evaluate the health of your child’s skin, assesses the strength and flexibility of muscles and joints, and takes weight and height measurements. Your child’s pediatrician checks the health of your child’s spine for curvatures or other abnormalities.

During their annual physical exam, the Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic medical team can provide all necessary vaccinations. 

Why does my child need vaccinations?

Vaccinations are important for protecting your child against contagious disease. Many vaccinations are given when children are very young because their immune system is still developing and not yet capable of protecting them from certain diseases.

Your Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic pediatrician determines which vaccinations your child needs based on their overall health and age. They offer all necessary vaccinations in-office to protect against diseases, like:

  • Polio
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis
  • Whooping cough

Your child should also receive an annual flu shot to reduce the risk for developing severe flu complications.

Vaccinations are both safe and effective. In some cases, children with allergies may not be able to receive certain vaccinations. 

In these situations, your Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic pediatrician works closely with you to create a preventive plan to help your child avoid infection when they can’t tolerate a vaccine.

For questions about vaccinations or to schedule a physical exam, call Yeled Shalom Pediatric Clinic today or request an appointment online now.