Checkups are the backbone of good healthcare for children. Regular inventory of their physical, mental and emotional health allows us to partner with you in their growth and well-being. Frequent visits from birth to 2 years of age allow careful assessment during rapid development change. Annual visits after 2 years of age promote childhood success and continue to screen for early detection of any developing problems or issues.
Your child’s physical and mental development when they are younger is quite rapid. The monitoring of this development, both physical and mental is essential for your child’s complete health. Pediatric well child visits have a physical exam to check for health problems and to prevent any future health conditions. Physicians may also ask about your family’s medical history to determine the risk of potential hereditary medical conditions. Carithers Pediatric Group provides a comprehensive physical exam, including the checking of height, weight, vision, hearing, heart rate and blood pressure. Other tests and screenings are offered as well if medical history or the monitoring of certain developmental conditions has indicated the need.
Another important function that well child visits perform is the health education of children and their parents. Well child visits provide an excellent platform for communication and advise to be shared among physicians, you and your child. Our day-to-day lives can make it difficult to have conversations with our kids about personal health. Well child visits allow our physicians to examine the health of your child and discuss what areas may need attention and what they are doing well. Well child visits can provide your child with the structure and information they need to practice proper preventative healthcare every day.
Well Child Visit Schedule
Making sure that your child stays on a regular well child visit schedule will allow our pediatricians to monitor the proper development of your child. The recommended well child visits are posted below, along with the age at each visit.
Before and after your child’s birth
3-5 days of life
2 1/2 years
Every year until 21 years old