Week 5 Discussion Sports Physical Most states require school-aged athletes to acquire a pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) at least six weeks prior to participating in a sport. In a general family practice setting, young teens are frequently seen for sports physicals to get a baseline health assessment and screen for life-threatening conditions that could be exacerbated by activity. The sport physical in young teens is when most teens are introduced to a primary care provider for the first time and allows for new medical developments to be seen since younger visits to a pediatrician. Family health history should be discussed in detail as it plays a very important role in genetic conditions that may have been passed down from parents. Trusting relationships are also important between the athlete and provider so that the athlete may also disclose issues such as depression and anxi- ety. (Brenner, 2016). Teen Athlete Exam Scenario: A 16-year-old male presents for a sports participation examination. He has no signifi- cant medical history and no family history suggestive of risk for premature cardiac death. The
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