KCUR: Physical Exam Requirements
Why and when high school athletes should be getting physicals
By Steve Kraske and Luke X. Martin
Instead of every year, high school athletes in Missouri are now required to get physical exams every other year. It's a rule change that has some pediatricians worried, but may come as a relief for parents and student-athletes who are ultimately on the hook for paying for the exam.
- Dr. Natasha Burgert, pediatrician, Pediatric Associates
- Dr. Greg Canty, Medical Director, Children's Mercy Sports Medicine Center
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