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Well-Baby Check-Ups

Proper check-ups help ensure total wellness of your child.

Newborns and infants need frequent check-ups during their first 2 years of life to ensure that they are growing and developing on track. Appointments are readily available. In addition, we will mail you a friendly reminder when your baby is due for his or her next check-up. The following services are provided during the routine baby check-up.

Height, weight, and head growth measurements
Newborn screening (at the 2 week check-up)
Routine vaccinations
Complete physical exam
Developmental screening
Nutrition assessment and dietary guidance
Anticipatory guidance
Screening blood work is done in the office at 9 months and 2 years of age

 

 

A Healthy Future
The American Academy of Pediatrics developed a set of comprehensive health supervision guidelines for well-child care, called Bright Futures, for pediatricians to follow. The mission of Bright Futures is to promote and improve the health, education, and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, families, and communities.

"Well-child care is so important," stresses Dr. Tanner. "Taking your child to the doctor when he or she is feeling under the weather is simply not enough. The AAP recognized the need for a schedule of visits (see below) to the pediatrician because when you know a visit is approaching, you can prepare for topics of discussion. Starting the dialogue can lead to a healthier life for your child overall, and that is the ultimate goal."

Schedule of Well-Child Care Visits

•2 months
•4 months
•6 months
•9 months
•12 months
•15 months
•18 months
•2 years old (24 months)

And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.
 

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