"Check-Ups" play a very important role in maintaining your child's health. These visits enable us to evaluate growth and development as well as address any of your concerns. At ESD, we highly recommend well infant/child/adolescent visits regardless of how many times we see a patient for ill visits. (Routine physicals allow us to do a full exam -- as opposed to problem-focused exams which may be performed at ill visits.)
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Schedule for Well Child Care
The approximate ages for routine visits is as follows:
- newborn weight check at 2-4 days of life
- second weight check (optional)
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 2.5 years
- 3 years and older do annual, yearly visits
Immunizations play an important role in keeping your child healthy. The recommendations for childhood immunizations are continually evolving. Our office follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC and the ACIP (American Council on Immunization Practice) for timing and administration of immunizations. We feel strongly that all children should be immunized and would be happy to address any concerns regarding risks and benefits during any office visit.
Our office's current vaccine administration schedule can be seen by clicking here.
Call the office to schedule your child's next appointment or request an appointment online @ ESD Patient Portal.