Why Does My Child Need a Pediatrician?
Like most primary care doctors, pediatricians diagnose and treat diseases and provide preventive care. But unlike other primary care doctors, pediatricians are specially trained to care for children. In choosing a pediatrician, you know an expert in children's health is treating your little one.
Well Child Visits
Bring your child to your pediatrician regularly for well exams. At each visit, we can provide timely advice to help your child succeed and discuss your goals for being a successful parent or caregiver. Depending on your child’s age, a well visit may include:
- Age-appropriate lab tests
- An intake of your family’s medical history
- Assessments of school and behavioral issues
- Developmental screenings for infants to toddlers
- Discussions about sleep routines, nutrition and more
- Immunizations (vaccines) following American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations
- Physical exam
- Vision and hearing screenings
Routine Well Child Visit Schedule
We know the list below sounds like a lot of visits to remember, but don’t worry. After every appointment, we’ll schedule your next one to keep your child on track.
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 30 months
After your child turns 3, we’ll schedule visits annually.
Sports & Camp Physicals
If your child had a well visit within the past 12 months, we can complete any camp or sports form needed for participation. If not, you’ll need to make an appointment for a well child visit. Please tell us when calling that the visit is for the completion of a participation form. We’ll send you the forms to complete before your appointment.