Pediatrician Specialist

The bodies of children and teens are constantly growing and changing. Dr. Josef Khalil and the staff of Phoenix Family Medical Care offer the same level of care as a pediatrician and are able to address specific health issues common in children over the age of 6. If you live in the Phoenix area, please call, or use our online booking agent to schedule an appointment with Dr. Josef Khalil for both wellness visits and medical concerns when it comes to your child's health.

Pediatrician Q & A

Phoenix Family Medical Care

Why are school and sports physicals so important?

School and sports physicals are mandatory in most school systems. School physicals are used to ensure your student is healthy and ready to participate in many of the different activities the school offers. This includes checking their vision to make sure they can see the chalkboard/whiteboard and read the materials that are presented to them.

A sports physical is used to guarantee that the student is physically fit enough to participate in any strenuous activity that is associated with the sport in which they are interested. Dr. Khalil will check to make sure their muscles and bones are developing properly and that they have no illnesses that would make them susceptible to injury.

At what age does a child no longer need to see a pediatrician?

In most cases, teens graduate from visiting their pediatrician between the ages of 16 and 18. After the age of 16, teens can see Dr. Khalil just as if they were an adult. During infancy, the physical structure of a child's body goes through dramatic changes. After the age of 6, a child’s body begins to take on more balanced proportions, and growth phases become less dramatic.

Children and teens who are at an age where they can visit Dr. Khalil can start to be transitioned as early as the age of 6. Dr. Khalil performs a variety of physical examinations for school, camp outings, and sports. He is well-versed in what to look for and how to complete the required paperwork for the school or organization.

When should you take your child to see a doctor?

Aside from an annual physical, other times may arise when you should take your child to see Dr. Khalil. School-age children are constantly being exposed to germs and bacteria that can eventually result in a cold or the flu. In most cases, there's no real need to see the doctor. If the cold is severe or your child runs a fever of 100º F. for more than 48 hours, you should make an appointment.

If your child begins to act abnormally, a visit to Dr. Khalil may be in order. Any of the following symptoms may be a sign that something other than a minor infection is at hand:

  • extreme fatigue
  • lethargy
  • stiffness in the joints
  • sore muscles
  • headaches
  • constant signs of discomfort
  • abdominal pain

If any of these symptoms persist for longer than 24 to 48 hours, call Dr. Khalil's office immediately to schedule an appointment. Walk-in appointments are also available.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Khalil is one of my all time favorite doctors. He is very knowledgable and thorough. The rest of the staff went above and beyond for me as well."

    Ryan G.
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    "Dr. Khalil is very thorough and committed to ensuring his patients are healthy. He is also very good at follow up visits to ensure his patients health."

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    "Dr. Khalil has great bed side manners and listens to me in addition to addressing all my medical issues."

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Phoenix Family Medical Care
1002 East McDowell Rd, Suite A
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Phone: 602-388-4299
Fax: (602) 388-4097
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