Prep Your Child For A Doctor’s Visit





If you have a family practice Phoenix doctor, chances are you’ve had to attend the doctor with your child on tow. Perhaps it was for a dual visit or maybe your child needed an annual check-up; no matter what the reason, taking a child to visit the doctor is no easy feat to accomplish. Whether they have a fear of strangers or just don’t’ want a shot from the man in the white coat, dragging your child to the doctor willingly is practically unheard of. Consider a few tips to make the process easier with your little one:


  • Talk about it in advance: Have conversations about the appointment so that your child knows what to expect. Often, if kids know what’s to come, they are much less fearful of it. Allow your child to ask questions and try to answer them as honestly as possible, so as to arm your little one with enough information to make the family practice Phoenix doctor visit seem like a perfectly normally occurrence and not something unusual or scary.
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CDC’s Head Up Program Provides Key Information on Football-Related Concussions

Phoenix Doctor Concussions Arizona

Much has been made of the impact playing football has on the brain lately. This is, in part, due to the number of professional football players found to be acting irrationally – and in some instances, violently, a move that many doctors believe is due to the number of concussions sustained over the course of their careers. However, the hits start long before a player’s professional career and millions of dollars ensue. It often begins in high school, where concussions from hits can have a devastating effect on a young brain. Visiting a Phoenix doctor is a great first step to address a concussion after sustaining a hit; however, education on concussions and who is affected and how are also important educational tools to prevent lasting injury from these types of head-related injuries.
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