Well-child visits are important parts of comprehensive pediatric care that provide an opportunity to monitor a child’s progress and make sure they get the care they need to stay healthy. The checkups are scheduled regularly beginning shortly after birth and lasting through the teen years. The first years of a child’s life are quite essential to their overall health and development. During those initial years, childhood is characterized by rapid growth and change, making it necessary to identify and prevent potential issues that could compromise the child’s health. Even if your child is healthy, well-child visits are a great time to focus on your child’s overall well-being.
You want a pediatrician that provides excellent and individualized care that ensures your little ones are healthy and have the best quality of life possible. At OnSite MD, we offer full-service and state-of-the-art pediatric care to children of all ages. Here are some of the top reasons why you should schedule for these visits.
Immunizations are a crucial part of your child’s well-child visit. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a comprehensive vaccination schedule that helps ensure your child is getting all the immunizations they need. Your child will get a series of necessary immunizations to protect against serious and potentially life-threatening health problems.
Every well-child visit will include a comprehensive physical exam. These checkups are the best way to prevent a variety of health problems and also make sure your little one gets the care and treatment they need should an issue arise. During this exam, the pediatrician will monitor your child’s height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, vision, hearing, lungs, heart, reflexes and other vital signs.
Track Growth and Development
It’s important to keep up with your child’s development and milestones. Developmental monitoring can help identify any delays or potential problems, allowing you to take the necessary measures to ensure that they don’t become more severe. The earlier medical conditions are identified during your child’s development, the higher the chance to accurately diagnose, treat and even prevent certain diseases. Our qualified pediatricians will evaluate your family medical history to determine if any hereditary medical concerns are present.
Advice and Guidance
Parents have a lot of questions regarding their child’s growth and development. This is a great time to have your concerns addressed. Before your visit, make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child’s pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating habits and general health. Your child’s pediatrician can give you valuable advice on how to promote your child’s learning and development, nutrition, safety and activity levels for a healthy lifestyle.
Create a Team Approach
Scheduling visits with the pediatrician helps parents, children and their doctors to develop lasting bonds and mutual goals in helping the children grow and mature. Working together as a team will keep your child on the right track, for both physical and social development now and in the future.
A well-child visit plays a significant role in preventing illness, promoting your child’s well-being, and keeping you informed about your child’s development. Let’s help your children reach their fullest potential by seeing them at every stage of life. Contact us today to schedule a well-child visit and learn more about what each visit entails.