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Well Child Visits

Well Child Visits in Rochester, NY

Regardless of how young your child is and how healthy they may seem, it is highly important to ensure that their health is checked at least once a year. This will not only help to prevent illnesses, but it will also aid in tracking their growth and monitoring their development.

Regular health check-ups are essential in detecting and addressing any potential health concerns early on, which can significantly improve outcomes and prevent long-term issues. Additionally, these check-ups provide an opportunity for one of pediatricians to offer guidance and advice on proper nutrition, exercise, and other important aspects of your child’s health.

Every patient is treated with love and respect at Lewis Pediatrics, just as we would want our own children to be.
Patients at Lewis Pediatrics, get comprehensive treatment from our board-certified pediatrician in Rochester. Our pediatric clinic provides the best care to children in Brighton, Pittsford, Henrietta, Penfield, Fairport, and other surrounding areas. Call us at (585) 442-1421 to make an appointment if your kid needs a well-child checkup.

Pediatrician and family interaction

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), an ongoing relationship between a family and their pediatrician is a key requirement of quality health care for children.

This relationship helps to build a level of trust that is important to achieving effective communication during the well child visit. Additionally, the AAP believes that simply taking a child to the doctor when he or she is not feeling well is not sufficient in helping to ensure continued healthy development. Well child visits permit parents to prepare topics for discussion in concert with their child’s examination.

An important time for you and your child

Well child visits focus on helping to maintain your child’s health by monitoring a number of important areas to help assure their health and to identify conditions which may not openly manifest themselves. Important aspects of these visits include:

  • An evaluation of your child’s growth and development
  • A discussion of safety, nutrition, fitness, behavior, school, peer interaction, day to day family life, etc.
  • Addressing attention or learning challenges
  • A complete physical examination
  • Recording your child’s height, weight, and other important information
  • Assessing body mass index for identifying and preventing obesity
  • Developmental screenings, if appropriate
  • Diseases currently “going around” that may affect your child
  • Age-appropriate screening tests (including hearing, vision, hemoglobin, etc.)
  • Age appropriate immunizations
  • An opportunity to ask questions

Well-visit examination schedule

The frequency of well child visits is generally determined by your health care provider and can vary depending on how experienced the parents are. As mentioned previously, the frequency of visits is intended to make sure your child is developing properly and may follow the schedule listed below:

  • 2-4 days after the baby is home
  • 2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2½ years (30 months)
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6 years
  • 7 years
  • 8 years
  • 9 years
  • 10 years
  • 11 years
  • 12 years
  • 13 years
  • 14 years
  • 15 years
  • 16 years
  • 17 years
  • 18 years

Schedule Your Child’s Well Child Visit

For more information or to schedule your child’s next well-child appointment please contact our office at (585) 442-1421 today.

Your Child’s Health is our #1 Priority.

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