We believe well visits (check ups) are an important part of your child’s health care. It is important to take a look at the unique qualities of your child, such as their growth and development. As pediatrician we have special training in evaluating problems related to growth and development, education, behavior and mental health. We encourage you to make the most of your well visits by trying to schedule these visits with the same one or two providers. This will build a relationship between you, your child, and your provider.
It is recommended that all children have a yearly check up. Children with special needs (prematurity, chronic health conditions) will generally need to be see more frequently.
Schedule for Check-Ups & Routine Immunizations
|6-8 Weeks||Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B|
|4 Months||Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Pneumococcal, Rotavirus|
|6 Months||Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus|
|9 Months||Hepatitis B if not given earlier|
|12 Months||MMR, Hepatitis A, Pneumococcal|
|15 Months||Pentacel (DTaP, Polio, HIB), Varicella (chicken pox)|
|18 Months||Hepatitis A|
|2 Years||Any vaccines missed from prior visits|
|4 Years||DTaP/IPV, MMRV (MMR and chicken pox)|
|5 Years||Any missed vaccines|
|11-12 Years||Tdap, Menactra (meningitis), begin HPV series|
|16 Years||Menactra #2 (meningitis), Meningitis B|
|17-18 Years||Meningitis B #2|
We enjoy the relationships that are created with your adolescent/young adult as they grow older. We feel strongly that we can help our families by encouraging regular (yearly) visits. We strive to establish good communication and provide honest information.
During these check-ups, we cover issues that are frequently faced by adolescents. Being able to speak with adolescents in a confidential manner helps us to provide excellent care for your son or daughter. For this reason, most of our providers like to spend some time with your son or daughter alone during this visit.
We understand that there may be times when your adolescent may want or need to come to the office without a parent. We just ask that you give us verbal permission in order to do so and we will note this in the chart accordingly.