It is important for growing children and teenagers to continue with their annual checkups even if immunizations may not be due. Catching problems such as high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes or other health problems at a younger age can help to prevent complications that may cause long term health problems. Our summer schedule fills rather quickly once summer arrives. There are immunizations required even in middle and high school aged children which need to be given. In addition, teenagers who are involved in sports may need a sports physical. If your child’s sports physical is after February 1st it will be accepted for the next entire school year. Now is the time to arrange for a well check, and if needed get a sports physical done at the same time.