My to do list for the next three weeks is pretty long. Sadly, clone myself and make the clone go instead of me is not on the list. It’s hard enough trying to get everything done in the last month of school, but add in everything I need to get done before I disappear for a week and I’m a little stressed.
It came to my attention recently that *I* needed a camp physical, in addition to getting forms filled out for Jones. Ack! I’m on the 2-3 year check up plan with my doctor (with the exception of the boob thing, which gets checked next week), so I couldn’t just ask them to fill out my form. I needed a real physical. Getting in for a non-urgent appointment can takes WEEKS!
MinuteClinic to the rescue! I happened to get contacted with an opportunity to get a free camp physical for Jones and discovered that they could do camp physicals for adults too. Excellent! I made a plan to take both Jones and myself for a physical, but then realized that I could just get Jones’ doctor’s office to fill out the forms since he’d recently gotten a physical. MinuteClinic was kind enough to allow me to get the free physical.
This was the *one* thing I accomplished on Friday. I got there a bit before they opened and was second in line (definitely recommend getting there early, especially in an urban area!). Despite being shorthanded, the Nurse Practitioner I saw was efficient and covered all the bases. Interestingly, she noticed an imbalance in my quads that corresponds to all the calf and foot issues I’ve been having. Hmmm, I’ll be talking to my chiro about that.
If your kids need a physical this summer for camp, MinuteClinic is an excellent option. It was quick, reasonably priced, and I had my filled out form immediately!
Now there is nothing preventing me from going to Cub Scout camp. Guess I’d better figure out what I need to take with me.
(Disclaimer: I received a free physical from MinuteClinic. Opinions are my own.)