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With sports physical season well underway for fall sports, many student athletes and their parents are using the occasion to make an annual appointment with their family pediatrician.Pediatricians are highly qualified to serve the full spectrum of health needs of young people of all ages. This includes sports physicals."The best sports physical is one performed by the student's own doctor," said Trinity Health Pediatrician Melissa Messerly, MD. "The student's regular provider has a better chance of catching something that could be overlooked by someone who doesn't know them as well." A yearly office visit also can serve as an opportunity to renew prescriptions or address other issues, Dr. Messerly adds. These might include immunizations, medications, acne, BMI, or risk factors associated with diabetes. The North Dakota High School Activities Association requires athletes to have a pre-participation physical exam every year. For more information, call Trinity's Pediatric Department at 857-5413 or 857-7380.