Well child exams are the foundation of excellent pediatric health and a need that should never be overlooked. The providers at Town Center Pediatrics in Northborough, Massachusetts, offers comprehensive well child exams to kids of all ages. If your child is overdue for their well child exam, call today to schedule a visit.
Far too many parents only bring their child in to see a doctor once an injury or illness arises. This approach fails to take advantage of all that preventive health has to offer.
No one is at their best when they’re feeling bad. If you wait to bring your child to see the pediatrician for a sick visit, that visit is likely to be more stressful than if your child had already developed a trusting relationship with their doctor.
Failing to schedule routine well child exams can also create gaps in your child’s immunization record. That can cause a problem when registering at school or when signing up for youth athletics, camp, or other organized activities.
Well child exams are visits that focus on checking your child’s health and development. They are also an opportunity for you to ask questions and receive guidance on any health and wellness topics.
The visit begins with a routine gathering of health data like height, weight, hearing, and vision. You’ll have time to ask questions or express concerns. If your child is due for any vaccines, those can be administered during your visit.
As your little one moves through elementary school, your provider will begin to direct more of the questions and discussion toward them. This teaches kids to take an active role in their own health and wellness, setting them up for a lifetime of positive medical interactions.
When you welcome a new baby into the family, you’ll need to come in for frequent well-baby exams for the first couple of years. Once your child is a few years old, their visits transition to yearly well child exams.
Most kids only need to come in once a year for their well child exam. If your child has a chronic health issue like asthma or allergies, they may need to be seen more often. Concerns for behavior or developmental issues can also be addressed.
You can always rest assured that if a sudden illness or injury arises between your well child visits, you can always call the office to schedule an appointment.
When you’re ready to book your child’s next well child exam, call the office to check appointment availability.