The Benefits of Well-Child Care Exams
posted: Apr. 26, 2022.
Discover the importance of these checkups with our pediatric team.
It’s not hard to see that your child is growing quickly and to keep your little one growing healthy and strong, they need well-child care exams. Turn to our Clarkston, GA, pediatricians for your child’s next well-child visits, and don’t put these exams off. Here are some of the benefits of turning to us for these checkups.
When should my child have a well-child examination?
Your child’s first well-child visit with our Clarkston, GA, pediatricians will occur within the first 3-5 days following your child's birth. Following that, you will bring your child in nearly every month until they reach the age of twelve months. After that, you'll bring them in at 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months, and then every year until they reach the age of 21.
What are the benefits of these well-child exams?
Even if your child appears to be in good health, you should see your pediatrician for various reasons. After all, having a medical professional by your side is critical for preventing illnesses and treating them once they develop. These well-child visits are necessary because:
We can prevent health problems: Our pediatrician can help your kid live a healthy life and avoid common and possibly significant health conditions in various ways, from providing healthy living guidelines to administering vaccines. Nutritional advice and preventative medical care are frequently required to keep certain health concerns at bay.
We can track your child's development: Your child will grow quickly, reaching multiple developmental stages over the next few months and years, so our pediatricians must monitor and make sure your child meets all of their physical and mental milestones. It is preferable to detect developmental deficits as soon as possible. Learning problems and other impairments can be detected early on when they are usually easier to handle.
We can answer all of your questions and concerns: We all know that parents will, at some point or another, have some questions or concerns about the health of their child. Should my child get all vaccines? How many calories should they be consuming? Are they getting enough sleep? These are just some of the questions our pediatricians get from parents just wanting to ensure their kids have everything they need to stay healthy. We can provide you with the answers, advice, and support you need.
If it’s time to schedule your child's next well-child care exam, call Decatur Pediatric Group at (404) 296-7133. We are proud to serve Clarkston, Smyrna, and Lithonia, GA, communities.