Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine hosts annual student physicals

Nish L. Shah, MD and Kyle A. Borque, MD
Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Sugar Land is offering annual student physicals from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 31 for Fort Bend ISD, Stafford MSD and any other students needing physicals.

The University Interscholastic League (UIL) requires all high school athletes to undergo and pass a physical examination prior to participating in sports.

Physical evaluations include examining height, weight, vision, blood pressure, pulse, ears, nose, throat, heart, lungs, abdomen, spine and all joints in the upper and lower body.

Physicians discuss the athletes’ medical history and consult with them and their parents if further evaluation is necessary prior to releasing them to participate in sports.

“I grew up in the area and attended Clements High School, so it is an honor to come back and support the players. We look forward to continuing to support these school districts,” said Kyle A. Borque, M.D., orthopedic surgeon.

“We truly enjoy working with the schools in these districts.”

Houston Methodist physicians have been associated with local school districts for more than 20 years and have donated all the proceeds from the student physical events back to those school districts to help fund unbudgeted items.

“Performing physical examinations is just part of being a team physician. Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine physicians support coaches, athletic trainers and players throughout the school year,” said Nish L. Shah, M.D., orthopedic surgeon.

“Partnering with Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine provides a convenient, inexpensive opportunity for our athletes to complete this physical exam,” said Richard Gregoire, head district athletic trainer for Fort Bend ISD.

“This partnership continues to provide access to some of the finest doctors in our community and a safer environment for our amazing students as they participate in our athletic programs,” Gregoire said.

The student physicals will be hosted at 16811 Southwest Fwy., Sugar Land, TX, 77479. Orthopedic, sports medicine and cardiology physicians will be on-site to provide additional clearance as needed.

The cost is $20 (cash only) for ages 12 through 18. Students should bring a completed UIL Physical Evaluation form, which can be printed from join.houstonmethodist.org/physicals-sl along with the Houston Methodist release form.

Proceeds generated from the physicals are donated back to the athletic training programs of Fort Bend ISD schools. For more information, email [email protected] or call 281.275.0447.

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