It’s a knee-jerk reaction to take your kid to the doctor when they are sick. But, when they get healthy, it becomes easier to skip recommended routine appointments. However, these well child visits are a key component to their growth and long-term health.
A well child visit is a health check-up recommended for children to ensure they are growing and developing normally. These doctor’s examinations typically start a few days after birth and continue until a child reaches 18 years of age.
During a well child visit, your doctor will likely:
As the doctor examines your child, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a recommended schedule of visits for children. You should visit a doctor for a well child checkup:
Beginning at age three, a well child visit, including a physical exam and a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment, should be scheduled once a year.
A well child appointment also provides an opportunity to receive regularly scheduled immunizations, which can prevent illnesses.
From visit to visit and year to year, your doctor can track your child’s growth and development through important childhood milestones.
Your routine visits provide a forum to ask a professional any health-related questions you might have.
Advantage Care’s mission is to ensure that all children and adults have professional patient care with continuous access to quality health care services. We are firm believers in the importance of well child visits.
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