Seeing children and parents at regular intervals is important in maintaining your child’s health. Evaluating growth and development, discussing safety, nutrition, behavior and answering age related questions are the functions of well child/adolescent visits. We encourage the following schedule of visits, (the ages mentioned are approximate)
Prenatal- Meet your pediatrician prior to the birth of your baby to discuss any questions you may have
Hospital Newborn Exam-Your pediatrician will visit your baby in the hospital
Newborn Visit (2-5days) - We will see your baby for the first time in our office
Annual Visits for All Children Ages 3 years to 18 Years
During some of these visits, immunizations will be given and routine laboratory tests may be done. Vision and hearing tests are also given regularly.
We encourage advance scheduling of well child care. For infants, please schedule your next checkup at the end of your visit. Otherwise, we suggest you call 6-8 weeks ahead of the time you wish to be seen. We attempt to schedule older children (5 years and older) for their physicals in the summer to keep sufficient time available to see our sick children during the illness season.