School Physicals

A group of children going to the school physical exams

Tampa Bay Children starting school for the first time or students moving to Florida from another state are required by the Florida Department of Health to have a school physical, and LifeWorks offers this as a family care service.

The exam is performed at our Clearwater clinic by the Nurse Practitioner and she will check the following:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Vital signs
  • Eye chart test
  • Ears
  • Throat
  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Alertness

In addition, the parents will be asked some questions about the student’s behavior, activities, nutrition and emotional well-being.

Upon completion of the physical, the student will be given a completed report to take to school.

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About Dr. Minkoff

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s attended a lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, widely considered the father of functional medicine, during which he had a eureka moment, and began pursuing the alternative health field with a vengeance, studying under the most accomplished thought leaders on natural & integrative healing. In 1997 Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic to help friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into LifeWorks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States.