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Plaza Medical Centre, Dallas

Plaza Medical Centre

5.0(1 reviews)
700 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201700 N Pearl St
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Plaza Medical Centre, Dallas

Plaza Medical Centre

5.0(1 reviews)
700 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201700 N Pearl St
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CityDoc Urgent Care, Uptown

CityDoc Urgent Care

4.77(6.5k reviews)
2909 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 752042909 McKinney Ave
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NextCare Urgent Care, Lakewood

NextCare Urgent Care

4.66(4.8k reviews)
6350 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 752146350 E Mockingbird Ln
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We can in close to closing time and they were awesome and did everything they could to get our 9YO in and out.
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CityDoc Urgent Care, Inwood Village

CityDoc Urgent Care

4.82(5.2k reviews)
5301 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 752095301 W Lovers Ln
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Griego Family Medical Centre, Dallas

Griego Family Medical Centre

2701 S Hampton Rd, Dallas, TX 752242701 S Hampton Rd
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Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent, Bachman Lake

Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent

4.83(35 reviews)
3641 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 752203641 W Northwest Hwy
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CityDoc Urgent Care, Preston

CityDoc Urgent Care

4.82(5.8k reviews)
10759 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 7523010759 Preston Rd
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Urgent Care for Kids, Dallas

Urgent Care for Kids

4.71(4.6k reviews)
11661 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 7523011661 Preston Rd
OpenTue 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We were able to walk in late at night, diagnose and address my child’s strep throat. Thank you for being open late and having such a capable staff.
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Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, Pleasant Grove

Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

4.85(855 reviews)
10325 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 7521710325 Lake June Rd
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First time here, and we had a great experience. The facility was clean and the provider and her team’s bedside manners were on point. The wait time was awesome we were in and out!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Dallas (Marsh Lane)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.63(3.4k reviews)
11888 Marsh Ln, Dallas, TX 7523411888 Marsh Ln
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I use this specific location as my primary physician because of the convenience, the expertise, and the ease of getting in for an appointment.
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MedEX Quick Care

MedEX Quick Care

4.72(177 reviews)
408 E Camp Wisdom Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116408 E Camp Wisdom Rd
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Good clean facility, pleasant and professional staff.
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Britestar Primary Care & Weightloss

Britestar Primary Care & Weightloss

4.84(62 reviews)
1023 Northwest Hwy, Garland, TX 750411023 Northwest Hwy
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Wait was a little longer than expected, but this was the Monday right after the New Year's weekend. Check-in was quick and easy. Once I was seen, all was great. Checkout was a breeze.
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Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, Farmers Branch

Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care

5.0(1 reviews)
12895 Josey Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 7523412895 Josey Ln
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NextCare Urgent Care, Mesquite

NextCare Urgent Care

4.76(7.6k reviews)
1280 N Town E Blvd, Mesquite, TX 751501280 N Town E Blvd
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Book online appointment was 20 minutes late due to me being in traffic. Everyone was very friendly and nice. Wait time was maybe 15mins. Check in online very easy Thanks solv
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NextCare Urgent Care, Dallas (Beltline Road)

NextCare Urgent Care

4.67(2.5k reviews)
7910 Belt Line Rd, Dallas, TX 752547910 Belt Line Rd
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Very pleasant, professional and fast. Check in was fast and easy
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MedPrem Urgent Care

MedPrem Urgent Care

4.63(1.3k reviews)
3705 N Belt Line Rd, Sunnyvale, TX 751823705 N Belt Line Rd
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They were so kind!!!
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NextCare Urgent Care, Desoto

NextCare Urgent Care

4.72(1.2k reviews)
1001 I-35E, DeSoto, TX 751151001 I-35E
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The provider and staff were friendly and professional. The clinic was very clean. I would definitely return for care.
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Care Express Medical Center

Care Express Medical Center

4.9(131 reviews)
3641 Broadway Blvd, Garland, TX 750433641 Broadway Blvd
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Most of the staff was at lunch when I was there so the lady who handles the front office also did my test. She was fabulous from the start by keeping me informed about the timeline and conducting the test. The Dr/PA was ok.
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SpringCare Clinic, Primary Care

SpringCare Clinic

5.0(3 reviews)
2840 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 750062840 Keller Springs Rd
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NextCare Urgent Care, Richardson

NextCare Urgent Care

4.74(3.2k reviews)
1810 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 750811810 N Plano Rd
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Sports Physicals FAQs

  • What do they do at a sports physical?

    A sports physical usually includes a conversation about your medical history and a physical exam, reports the NLM. The purpose of a sports physical is to identify any potential health problems that may be caused or exacerbated by sports and to treat chronic conditions or injuries that may interfere with certain activities.

  • Is a sports physical covered by my insurance?

    Sports physicals, just like annual physicals, are typically covered by insurance. Check your coverage and book a sports physical today.

  • Where can I get a sports physical in Dallas?

    In general, sports physicals are available at Dallas-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices and school-provided physicians. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure your child gets their physical done in time for the start of the season.

  • How can I book a sports physical in Dallas?

    If you are looking for a sports physical in Orlando, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Dallas-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “sports physical” as your reason for visit.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a sports physical in Orlando?

    Tryouts approaching and haven't gotten your child a physical? Never fear. Same-day and next-day appointments for sports physical can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Orlando-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment for a last-minute sports physical as soon as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated general practitioners in Orlando?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Orlando-area sports physical providers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a clinic, see what previous patients think, and book a sports physical with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a sports physical?

    Teens who are interested in joining a sport at school will need a sports physical before being allowed to participate.

  • What if you don’t pass a sports physical?

    Texas A&M University notes that if your doctor identifies a problem that could interfere with your health and safety while playing sports, they will work with you to treat and address the problem prior to the sports season, if possible. The University adds that your doctor may suggest wearing a medical device like a brace if needed or refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

  • What happens at a physical for a woman?

    Sports physicals for women are similar to those for men. They are fully physicals, however, women do not undergo a pelvic exam, reports Texas A&M University. The university adds that some female athletes may have eating disorders as a result of not eating enough while staying active and that this factor can affect their menstrual cycles. In these instances, females may talk to their doctors about nutrition and eating habits that can keep them healthy.

  • What is a physical exam?

    During a physical exam, your doctor will study or inspect your body to determine whether or not you have any physical health problems. According to the NLM, a physical test usually includes having your doctor visually inspect your body, feel it with their fingers or hands, and listen to it (such as your heart).

Recent Sports Physicals Reviews (20)

The wait was a bit long but that is everywhere for walk-ins. I just went in for a sports physical my child needed and found out about hours before. I thank the staff for dealing with all they are dealing with(Covid, Flu, RSV, back to school and emergency care). They are heroes right now and I thank them very much.

- Verified patient on 8/17

I took my boys for their sports physical and came out really happy with this place. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming and very helpful. I’ll definitely be coming back and highly recommend them to anyone. They exceeded my expectations.

- Verified patient on 7/29

I took my son in for a Sports Physical and the Doctor and staff were so kind and helpful.

- Verified patient on 8/17

Just came in for a last minute sports physical for my daughter. Everything went smoothly, the staff was great, and the Dr. helped ease her anxiety some about getting this done in time. Thanks!

- Verified patient on 8/16

We walked in to get my daughter a sports physical. Everyone was very nice and friendly. The wait time was very minimal and even so they apologized for a wait. Highly recommend!

- Verified patient on 8/14

My son was seen for a last minute sports physical. Everyone was super friendly and they got us in right away. We would definitely recommend. Great service!

- Verified patient on 8/15

I took my boys for their sports physical and came out really happy with this place. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming and very helpful. I’ll definitely be coming back and highly recommend them to anyone. They exceeded my expectations.

- Verified patient on 7/29

Great service! Made sure all of our sports physical paperwork was complete.

- Verified patient on 9/21

Took my son in today as a walk in for a sport physical around 4:30pm but had to come back at 8:15pm. All was good with to staff and doctor. The only thing I would have to say is that although the waiting area and put rooms looked nice and clean. I kept seeing little net flies around my son even killed 2 of them around him. Maybe the trash isn't taken out every day and that's causing the flies...

- Verified patient on 8/17

Last minute walk-in for my daughter's sports physical. Very good experience! Very fast.. hardly any wait time and everyone was very nice! Good price! $40!! Thank you guys! Definitely will recommend this place!

- Verified patient on 8/20

Very thorough exam, Best we ever had for a sports physical. Great service!

- Verified patient on 8/18

Dr Osborn has great bedside manners and performed a very detailed sports physical. Her staff is great with kids. Excellent service, great care.

- Verified patient on 8/10

Went for sports physicals. Staff was friendly and the price was half of what the cost was at other urgent care facilities.

- Verified patient on 8/17

Very short wait time on a walk in for a sports physical. I didn't feel rushed on a Sunday afternoon

- Verified patient on 7/19

Took daughter to get a sports physical, I scheduled my appointment online. They were great and completed everything in a timely manner.

- Verified patient on 8/4

Best friendly fast courteous sports physical done within an hour and affordable

- Verified patient on 8/10

Took my son in today as a walk in for a sport physical around 4:30pm but had to come back at 8:15pm. All was good with to staff and doctor. The only thing I would have to say is that although the waiting area and put rooms looked nice and clean. I kept seeing little net flies around my son even killed 2 of them around him. Maybe the trash isn't taken out every day and that's causing the flies...

- Verified patient on 8/17

10/10. I came in for a sports physical and the staff was extremely friendly. Price was practical and they weren’t there to waste time either, excellent experience.

- Verified patient on 9/30

Walked in for a sports physical for a cousin. Staff was extremely friendly and professional. Wait time was not long. I would recommend this anyone!

- Verified patient on 7/28

What a wonderful experience we had. I took my son on Thursday and the treatment was superb, so much so that I booked his sports physical the next day and it was just as fabulous. Dr. Malik and the staff are professional and kind and warm. I will definitely go there again for my family urgent needs.

- Verified patient on 8/6

Dallas Sports Physicals

School sports physicals are exams used to determine whether teens can participate in sports during the school year. The exam is used by the school to make sure teens are healthy enough to participate in physical sports like basketball, football, soccer, and more. During the exam, your child will be asked about allergies, serious illnesses in the family, illnesses they had when they were younger, and any medicines they're taking. They'll also be asked about any past injuries, previous surgeries or hospitalizations, and whether they've ever had chest pain, passed out, felt dizzy, or had trouble breathing during exercise. Once the medical history is taken, the physical exam starts and the doctor will test their vision, record their height and weight, and take their blood pressure and pulse. They'll also evaluate their flexibility, joints, posture, and strength, as well as check their abdomen, lungs, heart, nose, ears, and throat.

A sports physical is important because it can help you discover and deal with any health problems that could interfere with your child's ability to participate in a sport. It's best to get your child's sports physical done as far in advance as possible before the season begins for the sport they want to participate in.

A sports physical can help you and your doctor decide whether or not it is safe for you or your child to participate in sports. Understanding what happens during a sports physical will assist you in preparing for your appointment and selecting the appropriate practitioner.

What is a sports physical?

The goal of a sports physical, according to the National Institutes of Health, is to identify any health conditions or concerns that could put you at risk for injury, illness, or death when engaging in sports (NIH). Most schools require students to have a sports physical before starting a new academic year or sports season.

According to Texas A&M University, a typical sports physical includes an in-depth discussion of your medical history as well as a physical examination. If your health is in good standing, your doctor will sign the necessary school documents, allowing you to continue participating in your sport of choice. According to the university, if your doctor suspects a medical condition, you may be encouraged to undergo more tests or wear special protective equipment such as a brace while engaging in sports.

Medical history

Your doctor will most likely enquire about your personal and family medical histories during a sports physical.

According to Texas A&M University, the most common family medical history questions revolve around a family history of heart disease and particular cardiac disorders including arrhythmia and Marfan syndrome. Your doctor might also ask if anyone in your family died of heart disease suddenly or young (before the age of 50).

Your doctor may question your personal medical history, such as whether you have asthma or other respiratory problems, headaches, a history of concussion, or if you've ever felt exhausted when exercising. According to Texas A&M University, your doctor may also ask if you've ever been diagnosed with a cardiac murmur.

The purpose of these discussions, according to the university, is to identify any potential health issues that may occur during or as a result of sports participation.

Physical examination

During the physical examination, your vital signs, eyesight, and hearing will all be tested. Heart and lung diseases are among the most common health concerns among doctors who provide sports physicals, according to Texas A&M University. Doctors also check for muscle and joint abnormalities and make sure you don't have any problems with your head, shoulders, back, or knees, according to the University.

According to the University, if you have a history of joint instability or twisted ankles, your doctor may recommend specific strengthening exercises or a change in diet if you are overweight. This is also an excellent time to speak with your doctor about strategies to improve your physical fitness before the start of the sports season.

Why is a sports physical important?

A sports physical is important because it teaches you how to avoid injuries while playing sports and how to conduct specific activities safely if you have a chronic medical condition, according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
According to the National Library of Medicine, a sports physical can determine whether you are in good condition, have any present ailments, or were born with any diseases that may increase your risk of injury. Your degree of physical fitness and body maturity are also assessed during a sports physical.

When and where should I go for a sports physical?

Texas A&M University recommends scheduling your sports physical four to eight weeks before the start of the season. This gives your doctor enough time to investigate and respond to any concerns you might have during your initial session. It also gives you more time to see a medical specialist if necessary for treatment of your condition or injury.

A sports physical can be combined with a wellness exam or a well-child visit, according to Texas A&M University. It goes on to add that in some situations, sports physicals can be done on campus at your child's school. Inquire with your doctor about getting a sports physical for yourself or your children.

What if there’s a problem?

If your doctor determines that you or your child has a health or medical concern that prevents you or your child from participating in sports, he or she may work with you to resolve the issue or refer you to a specialist who can. According to Texas A&M University, scheduling your sports physical four to eight weeks before the start of the season gives you adequate time to address and resolve concerns so you may continue with your sport.

Do I still have to get a regular physical?

A sports physical does not replace a regular physical or routine checkup, according to the National Library of Medicine. To be prepared for your appointment, ask your doctor when your next routine physical is due and what might be on the yearly physical exam checklist.

Who needs a sports physical?

According to the National Institutes of Health, schools usually require children and teens who want to participate in sports to have a sports physical before the start of the new school year or sports season. A sports physical may be beneficial if you participate in community sports and activities. Check with your doctor before engaging in any athletic activity to see if you or your child requires a sports physical.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Jun 25, 22

Sources

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  1. Sports Physicals (August 8, 2021)
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK556111/
  2. The importance of sports physicals (August 6, 2019)
    https://vitalrecord.tamhsc.edu/the-importance-of-sports-physicals/
  3. Sports physical (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/000673.htm
  4. Physical examination (January 12, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002274.htm

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