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How Often Should My Child Have a Well Check?

How Often Should My Child Have a Well Check?

As your child grows and develops, it’s important to keep track of their health and wellness. Early warning about any health issues can help you keep ahead of serious problems and complications, and getting a regular chance to check in with a medical professional at a well-child appointment can also help you remain confident about your child’s whole-body health.

Life with kids gets busy, and figuring out how frequently you need to take your child to the doctor for a checkup is one more thing to keep track of. Let the experienced and supportive team at Dr. Soos Pediatrics of Dublin, Georgia, under the leadership of Dr. Gyula Soos, help out with that! Here’s what we recommend.

What happens at a well-child visit?

Well-child visits or exams give Dr. Soos a chance to check in on your child’s development, as well as giving you a chance to consult with Dr. Soos about questions you may have relating to your child’s physical and mental health. You might want to talk to Dr. Soos about breastfeeding, sleep schedules, or even behavioral issues as part of your child’s checkup visit.

During well-child visits, Dr. Soos notes and records vital statistics like your child’s weight and height, creating a baseline to observe their development over time. Dr. Soos conducts a thorough physical exam at your child’s checkup appointment, evaluating their vision, hearing, reflexes, heart rate, breathing, and skin. 

Well-child visits can be an opportunity to catch any signs of developmental delays or illnesses, so that you can start with treatment early. And, well-child visits are a chance to look at your child’s immunization record and deliver any vaccinations needed to keep your child current.

How frequently should you schedule well-child visits?

Babies and young children under the age of two might need to come in for checkup appointments more frequently, while teens without chronic health problems may only need one or two visits each year. Dr. Soos cares for pediatric patients of all ages, from newborns through the teen years.

Talk to Dr. Soos about how frequently your child should come in for checkups. Depending on your child’s health and care needs, Dr. Soos can recommend the optimum frequency for office visits.

If you’re concerned that your child may be overdue for a well-child visit, get in touch with Dr. Soos Pediatrics today. We can set up a regular pediatric medicine home for your child and family, creating a long-term connection so you can fully understand and provide for your child’s health care needs.

You can start a positive tradition of checkup appointments with your child, preventing anxiety about medical visits from becoming an issue later in life. Establishing a safe, caring relationship with a pediatrician keeps your child supported in terms of health, wellness, and development needs, and connects you with essential parenting resources and support.

Schedule your appointment at Dr. Soos Pediatrics over the phone or book online now.

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