Routine Visits to the Doctor


Preventive services address child health outcomes by observing growth and development, counseling and parent education and building strong relationships with our families. Well visits also focus on disease prevention through screening examinations, laboratory tests and immunization. You may be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your child's development. Well care visits are scheduled based on the American Academy of Pediatric guidelines. The AAP developed a set of comprehensive health supervision guideline for well-child care, called Bright Futures that your pediatrician follows. Its mission is to promote and improve the health, education, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, families and communities.

Schedule of Well-Child Exams
 

Your visit today can include physical measurements, patient history, sensory screenings, behavior assessments, and planned procedures (immunizations, screenings and other tests) at the following suggested intervals:
 
  • 3-5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter


If during a well care visit a diagnosis is identified that requires further management and treatment, there will be and additional fee for service. Please check with your insurance company for any share of cost you may have for your services today.

Immunization Recommendation

Click on a link below to read about the benefits, contraindications and risks of a specific immunization:

Please read

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

Multiple Vaccines (DTaP, Hib, Polio, Or DTaP & Polio) - Pentacel, Kinrix

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) -

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

>10 yrs (if local outbreak; absent or damaged spleen; complement deficiency
16-18 years (Ask us about frequency)
Birth
2 months
4 months
6 months
6 months + (yearly)
12 months
15 months
2 years
2 years + (yearly)
4 years
5 years
11-12 years
16 years




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