Pre-Participation Sport Physicals

Dr. Hallinen offers low cost, comprehensive sport physical exams to students.  The fee is $25 cash or check, to be paid at the time of the appointment. No credit cards or medical insurance are accepted.

You are required to bring the Sport Physical document given to you by your school.  For Huron Valley Schools the form can be downloaded at 
http://www.huronvalley.k12.mi.us/downloads/lhs_athletics/physical_form_2011_2012_20110613_094813_2.pdf 
For Hartland Schools the form can be downloaded at http://www.hartlandschools.us/athletics/  

 You are also required to download, complete and print out the document called FemaleSportIntake if you are a girl and MaleSportIntake if you are a boy.  These forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Your exam will include the following components...
Review of your medical history
Eye exam (wear your glasses or contact lens)
Height and weight
Musculoskeletal exam
Cardiovascular exam including EKG and/or focused echo
Abdominal exam

Please wear shorts to the exam.

Dr. Hallinen may offer a student the opportunity to talk privately with her, in other words, Dr. Hallinen may ask a parent to leave the room.  Dr. Hallinen will provide age appropriate advice concerning contraception, sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse and other confidential concerns during this conversation.  Dr. Hallinen also is happy to provide prescriptions for Plan B for patients under the age of 17.

Most physical problems are detected by a standard history and physical exam.  There are some heart conditions, which can cause sudden death in otherwise young healthy athletes, that are not detectable by physical exam. An electrocardiogram, also known as an ECG or EKG, detects some of these conditions.  Offering EKGs to athletes is controversial because some students are found to have mildly abnormal EKGs.  These students are then get referred to cardiology for expensive tests.  The Italians have been doing EKGs on their athletes for many years and their data supports a reduction in sudden cardiac death among athletes. The EKG is not a mandatory, but Dr. Hallinen does recommend it.  There is no additional cost for the EKG.  The EKG will not be read during the exam, you will receive an email or phone call if there are any problems.  If there are any concerns detected in the exam, you will be referred to your Family Doctor for further evaluation.


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Diane Hallinen,
Mar 5, 2011, 7:35 PM
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Diane Hallinen,
Feb 25, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Diane Hallinen,
Mar 5, 2011, 7:35 PM
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