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A 37-year-old female asked about a female:

Why does my 13 yo daughter have to walk in a straight line, touch her nose, etc at her pediatricians office?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Screening: Both of these are just simple screening tests for neurological or muscular problems. An examination of your daughter's gait for example can identify balance and coordination problems.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Why not ?: If you go in for a checkup, the doc will run through a series of maneuvers to check out multiple organ systems where subtle findings could confirm or exclude problems. Thank Hillarycare/Obamacare for the lack of time to explain what s/he is doing.

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