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Your immune system is your body’s best defense against germs that are responsible for serious illnesses. Immunizations are injectable vaccines that stimulate the production of antibodies against certain diseases. The shots typically start when children are young and their immune systems are still developing. These antibodies stand guard, ready to fight off germs from those diseases when they try to attack your body.
Immunizations protect your children from the complications of a variety of infectious illnesses, including measles, mumps, and tetanus. These conditions can cause serious, even fatal, consequences without proper immunization.
These treatments are even effective at protecting children who, for other health reasons, can’t be vaccinated, because others who are immunized won’t be spreading these infectious diseases.
Dr. Rubinstein gives you an exact schedule for immunizing your children. However, there are several vaccinations he administers during the first few months of your baby’s life, including immunizations for hepatitis B, tetanus, polio, and mumps. Your child may require doses on separate occasions to reduce the risks of adverse reactions.
Until age 18, your children will need additional immunizations, such as before starting school. Other typical immunization age groups are 11-12 years, at 16 years, and before entering college.
Vaccines not on the regular schedule, including influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV), are available at Integrated Healthcare Medical Group Inc. as a preventive health measure.
A sports physical, also known as a pre-participation physical exam (PPE), lets Dr. Rubinstein determine if it’s safe for your child to play specific sports.
During the exam, Dr. Rubinstein evaluates your child’s medical history, checking for chronic illnesses and past hospitalizations and injuries. He also goes over any current symptoms your child has and medications they are taking. Dr. Rubinstein also reviews your family’s medical history to determine if he needs screenings to check for hereditary diseases or disorders.
During the physical exam, Dr. Rubinstein notes your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, and pulse. He checks your child’s heart, lungs, nose, throat, and ears, as well as evaluating their flexibility and strength.
Following a successful physical, Dr. Rubinstein completes the paperwork you need to register your child for those sports.
To schedule a physical or immunization, book an appointment online or by phone.
Integrated Healthcare Medical Group accepts most private insurance, Medicarel, Industrial Medicine (Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, and Immigration). To the right is a short list of what we accept. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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