Pediatricians located in Shenandoah, TX
You can make sure your child is on track with developmental milestones by visiting their pediatrician regularly for well-child visits. At Neighborhood Pediatrics in Shenandoah, Texas, board-certified pediatricians provide well-child visits for newborns, children, and adolescents. Schedule your child’s appointment by phone or book a consultation online at Neighborhood Pediatrics today.
Well Child Visits Q & A
What are well-child visits?
Pediatric well-child visits go over the many aspects of your child’s health and development. A well-child visit is not a problem-focused visit like a sick visit: Instead, you bring your child in when they are healthy to check in on their wellness and track their growth.
Neighborhood Pediatrics welcomes children in for well-child visits from birth until they turn 18. You can expect a few changes in wellness visits according to your child’s age and their specific needs and risk factors.
Neighborhood pediatrics also offer school physicals, which are similar to well-child visits. A school physical includes many of the same tests as a well-child visit, but it aims to make sure your child is mentally and physically prepared for school participation and up to date on their vaccinations.
What happens during a well-child visit?
Well-child visits include a range of simple tests and exams to assess your child’s stage of development and growth. They also make sure your child’s senses and reflexes are functioning correctly and can pinpoint early signs of potential health and development issues.
Depending on their age, your child’s next well-child visit might include:
- Physical examination
- Vision test
- Hearing test
- Developmental screening
- Body mass index (BMI) measurement
- Immunization updates
- Lab work
Toward the end of your child’s well-child visit at Neighborhood Pediatrics, your child’s pediatrician talks to you about your child’s eating habits, sleep schedule, social behaviors, and other topics. You also have the opportunity to ask questions that your pediatrician can answer in detail.
When does my child need a well-child visit?
Well-child visits frequently happen when your child is an infant and become less frequent but regularly occur as they grow older and more independent. The pediatricians at Neighborhood Pediatrics recommend following this schedule for your child’s well-child visits:
- 2-3 days after discharge from the hospital
- Two weeks
- Two months
- Four months
- Six months
- Nine months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- Two years
- Two and a half years
- Three years
- Annually until age 21
Over the course of months or years, well-child visits allow you to track your child’s growth and make sure they’re on track with all developmental milestones.
If it helps, you can bring notes along to the visit or take notes on your child’s pediatrician’s suggestions and tips for nutrition, sleep, and other behaviors.
Schedule your child’s next well-child visit by calling Neighborhood Pediatrics or booking an appointment online today.
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