SOURCE: Andy Fine, MD

August 22, 2013 18:37 ET

Dr. Andy Fine Offers Sports Physicals for Fall and Winter Sports

Internal Medicine Doctor in Littleton, CO Offers Required Exams So Teens and Young Adults Can Participate in School Sports

LITTLETON, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) -  If your child has been looking forward to getting back to school because it means getting back to sports, you need to make sure they are able to participate by taking care of the requisite sports physicals. Dr. Andy Fine, a primary care doctor in Littleton, CO, is offering sports physicals to help ensure athletes are fully prepared for the rigors of upcoming activities.

Sports physicals are intended to ensure your child is capable of participation in sports by:

  • Assessing general health
  • Determining fitness and conditioning level
  • Evaluating your child's developmental state
  • Identifying congenital conditions and family risk factors

A sports physical typically consists of both a comprehensive medical history and physical exam.

"A sports physical is more than an administrative formality," says Dr. Fine. "There are many serious potential risks to participating in sports at any level, and a sports physical is the best way to protect children from these risks."

Dr. Fine adds, "It is essential that a qualified clinician evaluate children for sports pre-participation physicals. The primary risk by far is structural heart disease, which can only be detected by a well trained medical professional with a stethescope."

Current or potential patients can schedule a sports physical by calling 303-703-8583 or using Dr. Fine's online appointment system. Same-day appointments are often available.

About Dr. Andy Fine

Dr. Andy Fine received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Georgia Medical School. When he completed his residency at Presbyterian-St. Luke's in Denver, he decided to remain. He has held his own private practice as a board certified internal medicine/primary care physician since 1997. He and his staff emphasize developing long-term relationships with patients to improve the quality of care provided.

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