I have been reading posts on PF for a while, but I have not signed up until now. I am applying to graduate programs this year. I have been told I have a very strong application. I have been doing theoretical physics research for 3 years, have taken 16 graduate courses in math and physics (including QFT), have multiple presentations, have a publication (possibly two) in the works, and have been doing a very significant, independent, research-based project. However, I have some serious health concerns that affected my physics GRE score (food allergies). I don't want my application to be sunk because of this, so I was wondering if I am doing the right things to address the problem. Right now, I am including a note at the end of my personal statement explaining my health problems and how it affected my score. I am also having one of my recommenders include a note on this in his recommendation. Should I be doing anything else? And might this affect admissions even if I address the problem?