Regular pediatric check-ups are an important part of a healthy lifestyle for your child.
At your well visit, we’ll be able to track your child’s growth and development, perform age-appropriate assessments and screenings, discuss development milestones, and provide immunizations.
We recommend that you make a list of any concerns or questions you have and bring them to your appointment to discuss with your provider.
What to Expect at a Well Visit
At your child’s well visit, we will check to make sure your child is developing properly and look for signs of potential physical, mental, or social issues such as childhood diseases, behavior disorders or growth abnormalities.
A comprehensive well exam includes:
- A physical exam
- Any recommended immunizations
- Health screening
- Developmental assessment
- Oral health assessment
- Referral for specialized care if necessary
We’ll also discuss establishing healthy lifestyle at home and answer any questions you may have, such as sleep patterns, diet, and exercise habits. We’ll talk about your child’s mental and emotional well being, including concerns about your child’s school experiences and friendships, family difficulties, and stressors.
We’ll also talk to your child about personal hygiene to set up healthy habits, such as bathing, hand washing, and dental care.
We follow the CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommended vaccine schedule. As healthcare providers for children and young adults we believe in protecting our patients from these preventable diseases.
Starting at two years old, we recommend children come in for an annual well visit each year.
Well visits are especially important for us here at Pediatrics West because it allows us to get to know you and your child and your specific health needs. Together we can help your child develop the best physical, mental, and social health.
We recommend that you call 6 weeks in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment!
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