We are committed to promoting good health and recommend that every child has regularly scheduled well visits. This allows us to evaluate your child's overall health and ensure that they are not developing unexpected health issues and that their development is progressing as expected.
In addition to taking your child to the physician when your child is ill or needs an examination to participate in a particular activity, routine well-care visits are recommended.
We offer newborn care both in the hospital and after discharge. The first in office newborn checkup is usually done within 1-2 days of leaving the hospital when your baby is 3-5 days old. This check-up is important to assess the baby’s feeding habits, assist with breastfeeding, and check for weight loss and jaundice. If all is going well, the next newborn checkup is usually at 2 weeks of age.
Immunization is key to preventing disease among the general population. Vaccines benefit both the people who receive them and the vulnerable, unvaccinated people around them because the infection can no longer spread through the community if most people are immunized. In addition, immunizations reduce the number of deaths and disability from infections, such as measles, whooping cough, and chickenpox.
The sports physical is known as a preparticipation physical examination. The exam helps determine whether it's safe for you to participate in a particular sport. We recommend that kids and teens have a sports physical before they start a new sport or begin a new competitive season.
Children are prone to many illnesses. Often they have disturbing symptoms or discomfort. Since most of us are parents ourselves, we can relate to and have empathy for sick children and their parents.