Well-child visits will likely form the bulk of your child's interaction with their pediatrician. These routine exams allow the pediatrician to perform the screenings and preventive care necessary for your child at every stage of life.
Children who come to the practice as infants begin with newborn care visits. They then transition to well-child visits to continue the same level of care from a pediatrician they know and trust. Your child's height, weight, and vital signs are assessed and added to their personal medical record at each visit.
This information provides an overview of how well your child’s body functions. It also makes detecting developmental delays and other common childhood problems easier.
Your child can receive any necessary vaccines during your visit, including the COVID-19 vaccine. School physicals, sports physicals, and other specialized exams can also be performed during your visit.
Far too many parents wait until severe symptoms arise before getting their child to the pediatrician. This approach fails to take advantage of the many benefits of preventive health.
No one is at their best when injured or ill, including children. If your child only sees their doctor when an acute care need is present, they can come to associate doctor visits with negative experiences.
At One Family Pediatrics, every effort is made to ensure well-child visits are fun and exciting. When your child learns to associate medical visits with positive outcomes, they will be on a path toward a healthy adult lifestyle.
Once your child is around three years of age, they generally only need to come in for an annual well-child visit. If your little one experiences a chronic health issue or mental health challenge, they may need to come in more frequently.
One Family Pediatrics offers customized care for chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. Kids can also receive targeted, compassionate weight management treatment to help them reach a healthier weight, enjoy an energy boost, and make the most of each day.
The practice also offers mental and behavioral health care. Some kids need a little extra help, and their families can also benefit from the support and guidance of a highly-skilled pediatric care team.
During your initial visit, you’ll learn more about what to expect in terms of timing and your child’s unique medical needs. One Family Pediatrics is proud to be part of Reach Out and Read, a program that provides a free book to every child who comes in for a well-check visit from the age of six months on.
Begin the process today by scheduling your child’s visit online. You’re also always welcome to call and speak with a friendly administrative staff member regarding appointment availability.