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Sports Physicals: 5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Doctor

March 18, 2024

Sports Physicals: 5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Doctor

When it comes to the health of you and your family, you want to know that you’re making the best decision you can; that’s why it’s important to make sure that your children have a clean bill of health before participating in any sports. Although some schools offer physicals on campus, it can be helpful to seek an appointment on your own to ensure that you are getting the best care for your child as you can. It can be a challenge finding the right doctor to perform your child’s sports physical, so here are a few tips to ensure that you have everything you need to make an informed decision. 


1 Read the Reviews

Reading a first-hand experience of someone’s experience with a doctor can help you determine if they’re the doctor for you. Reviews can give you a heads up on how different physicians communicate with and treat their patients. You will have insight the scheduling and standard wait times at their office. The most important thing you need to build a doctor and patient relationship is trust. The best way to find out how well other patients trust their doctor is to read the reviews.


2 Get a Referral

A good way to build trust with a new person is to ask a person you already trust to point you in the right direction. Asking friends, family, or one of your other doctors is doing just that. Asking someone you know personally can give you a more in-depth and personal account of the experience patients have at their appointment. Asking another healthcare professional will give you an insight into the professional reputation that different physicians have. 


3 Consider Gender

Ask yourself if you would feel more comfortable with a man or woman conducting your physical. If you do have a preference of which gender your doctor is, then that can narrow your search substantially. Make sure you look into what happens at a physical before you ask yourself what you’re comfortable with.


4 Research their Credentials 

A quick internet search can tell you what school the doctor went to, but it can also make sure that you are going to a board-certified physician. There is a lot of schooling and training that you want your doctor to have gone through before she or he conducts your physical. 


5 Make Sure You’re Covered

Don’t show up to an appointment only to find out that your doctor doesn’t take your insurance! 

Paying out of pocket for healthcare is not ideal and is often out of the question. 

To ensure that this doesn’t happen, you can call your insurance provider and ask for a list of physicians in your network so you can have to lowest copay possible. 


Sports Physicals With BASS Primary Care.


Ensuring that your child is healthy before participating in a school sport can prevent any serious injury down the road. While sports do keep your child in shape, they’re also at risk if they don’t get a proper physical before competing in any rigorous sports activity. During the appointment, the physician can provide advice on how to properly train to ensure that the patient can perform at his or her best ability without injury.

If you’re looking for the right physician to conduct your child’s sports physical, then please look no further than BASS Primary Care. Here at BASS Urgent Care, we ensure that you and your child are comfortable and informed at every stage of your visit. For more information about getting a sport physical with BASS Primary Care, please visit our website here or give us a call at (925) 962-9120 to book your appointment. 

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