Well Child Exams

February 11, 2011

Regular well child visits are an important component of your child’s overall health care. These appointments allow us as physicians to not only assess your child’s general health, growth and development, but also provide you with the opportunity to ask questions and receive information. Common topics discussed include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Sleep habits
  • Potty training
  • Behavior and discipline

Appointments when your child is sick are shorter, and focused primarily on the illness.  These “acute” visits typically don’t allow for a full exam or the time necessary for you to discuss other concerns that you may have. 

Recommended Well Child Schedule:

  • Between 1 and 2 weeks of age
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Beginning at 2 years old, well child checks are recommended annually.

New parents may also elect to schedule a 1 month well child check, as bringing home a baby for the first time can be overwhelming!

It’s important to remember that EVERY child needs to have regular well child exams. Sometimes, especially in families with more than two kids, the third or fourth child may slip through the cracks with regard to well child exams.  You may not have questions or concerns, but we do still ask that you bring them in so that we can monitor their individual growth and development.

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One Response to “Well Child Exams”

  1. bhavna Says:

    absolutely agreed with your tips.
    we must adopt naturopathic medicine and natural cures in our daily life.thanks for good information.keep it up.


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