American Academy of Pediatrics advises against retail based clinics

We at Milton Pediatrics endorse the American Academy of Pediatrics statement on the use of retail based clinics. We feel that a child’s overall heath care is greatly improved when it is centered in the primary care office. When your child is ill, we endeavor to make ourselves as accesible as possible; please contact us if you feel your child needs to be seen for a sick visit.

Some retail clinics are now advertising that they will perform sports physicals. Although these types of exams may provide “clearance” for sports participation, they are not the equivalent of having an annual physical with your regular doctor who will take a more global view of your child’s overall health; we strongly discourage the use of retail clinics for this purpose. Please see the AAP statement for more information:

http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/The-AAP-Advises-Parents-Against-Using-Retail-Based-Clinics.aspx