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Importance of Routine Pediatric Care Well Visits

Well child visits are recommended as a routine part of pediatric care that begins right after birth and continues until your child transitions to an adult doctor. When babies are first born, they have more frequent well visits because they are going through a rapid period of growth and development. Then starting at age 2, the well visits take place annually. As a child grows, they go through many physical and developmental changes.

The purpose of well visits is to evaluate the physical and developmental changes your child goes through as they relate to their respective ages. Mental health is also addressed at pediatric care well visits.

We will review developmental milestones to make sure your child is developing within the normal range, which can vary greatly from child to child. We will also conduct routine screenings at every age, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. These screenings include but are not limited to vision and hearing screening, blood pressure, serum hemoglobin and lead screening, among others.

Your provider will also discuss nutrition, sleep and other key factors to a child’s health.

Your child’s weight and height will be measured and tracked over time to ensure your child is growing appropriately.

The well visit is also the time to discuss any developmental or general health concerns with Morning Star Pediatrics here in Gilbert, AZ. Some concerns you may find are within normal limits for the child, other concerns will be monitored over time and others will need further investigation.

You will also have the opportunity to discuss vaccines with your provider and get your child immunized as appropriate.

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

It is important to remember that your provider is a healthcare expert, and you are the expert of your child. That is why the partnership between a healthcare providers and parents/families is so important to pediatric care. We look forward to partnering with you for your child’s healthcare.

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