Akron Children’s is making it easier for families by offering online scheduling at our 4 Urgent Care locations. For your added convenience, you can now schedule a time that works best for you and avoid potential wait times that can occur with walk-in appointments. In addition, you can schedule sports physicals online, which are now […]
If your child is itching to return to the soccer field or basketball court following a bout with COVID-19, you may be wondering if it’s safe to let them. A growing body of evidence suggests moderate to severe COVID-19 infections in adults may cause lasting damage to the heart muscle raising concerns about the risks […]
With the uncertainty surrounding kids and the fall sports season due to the increasing spread of COVID-19, many families are wondering if sports physicals are even necessary this year. Akron Children’s Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Joseph Congeni strongly believes sports physicals this year are more important than ever before. “Even if you’re not sure […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student athletes to get their physicals for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15-20% of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. “What ends up […]
Believe it or not, it’s time for student-athletes to get their physicals now for the fall sports season. That way, if a medical issue is discovered that needs to be addressed — and 15 to 20 percent of the time one is found — it gives doctors plenty of time to treat it before kickoff. […]
I love this time of year as a pediatrician because I get to see so many athletes for their sports physical. It’s fun to see their excitement and passion for their sport. As a pediatrician for 19 years in the same community, I have seen so many of these teens grow up and it brings me joy to see them happy, healthy and exercising.