Appointments Available for School and Sports Physicals


MACOMB, Ill. – Providers within the McDonough Medical Group (MMG) are currently scheduling appointments for back-to-school and sports physicals.

Many junior high and high school fall sports programs will start practice in early August, less than a month away. School physicals are required before Kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. Rather than waiting until August, it is suggested to schedule a physical early to guarantee everything getting processed prior to the start of practice or the school year.

Pediatric nurse practitioner Julie Bartlow emphasized the importance of a regular visit with a primary care provider.

“It’s important to meet with your regular primary care provider annually, and school and sports physicals provide this opportunity to reconnect with parents and discuss how their child is developing,” said Bartlow, CPNP-PC, NNP-BC.

Many of the providers are accepting new patients, including: the MDH Pediatric Clinic (833-1729), Family Clinic (837-6937) and Bushnell Family Practice (772-9444).

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About MMG: The McDonough Medical Group (MMG), a division of McDonough District Hospital, is a multispecialty group of physicians and advanced practice providers who are members of the MDH medical staff. MMG offers an extensive array of services for your family, neighbors, and friends. The clinicians and office staff are committed to helping you live well and feel your best. The goal is to serve as many of your health care needs as possible while achieving the best possible outcomes and highest level of service.

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