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Watson Clinic Offer Sports Physicals To Student Athletes


The Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine departments at Watson Clinic have announced a date for this year’s Sports Physicals Day. This impressive outreach effort provides free examinations to thousands of high school athletes every year.

The event takes place on Saturday, June 15 between the hours of 8 am to 12 pm from the 1W floor of Watson Clinic Main at 1600 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland.

These physicals are designed to satisfy the required criteria for clearance to participate in competitive school sports, and are executed voluntarily at no charge by Watson Clinic’s team of orthopaedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers and physical therapists. Any athlete who requires further examination or treatment will receive a referral to their primary care physician or appropriate specialist. This screening should not replace the student’s annual visit to the pediatrician.

In order to be eligible for these exams, all participating student athletes should arrive with a completed pre-participation form from their coach, have been completed and signed by a parent. No photocopies will be accepted, and these forms are not available from Watson Clinic. Athletes from these schools are encouraged to adhere to the following schedule:

  • 8 am - 9 am Lakeland Christian & Lakeland

  • 9 am - 10 am Bartow, George Jenkins, Mulberry & Tenoroc

  • 10 am - 11 am Lake Gibson, Santa Fe & Victory Christian

  • 11 am - 12 pm Kathleen & McKeel

Alternatively, Watson Clinic patients can receive their qualifying sports physicals by scheduling an appointment with their pediatrician. Watson Clinic’s pediatrics department will accept appointments for these physicals every Monday – Friday, and on select hours on Saturdays. Physicals are billed through insurance.

To schedule an appointment with one of Watson Clinic’s board-certified pediatricians, call 863-607-3346 (Watson Clinic Highlands), 863-680-7337 (Watson Clinic North Pediatrics), 813-719-2500 (Watson Clinic Plant City), or 863-647-8012 (Watson Clinic South).

For more information on Watson Clinic’s sports medicine program, the orthopedic surgery department, or their upcoming Sports Physicals Day event, please call 863-680-7373 or click here.

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