We recommend regular well visits to assess growth and development as well as healthy lifestyle promotion and preventative medicine. The following is our scheduled well visits:
- Hospital Visit
- Newborn follow-up visit 4-7 days from birth (this is NOT a well visit)
- 2 weeks
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- Annual visit from 2-21 years of age.
At each well visit, you may expect questions regarding diet, elimination, sleep habit, and development or school performances and safety. For adolescents, further questions regarding risky behaviors, emotional well-being and clearance for sports involvement will be performed. Ways to enhance healthy lifestyle will also be discussed. Height and weight and when age appropriate, head measurement and blood pressure, as well as urine check and hemoglobin also helps to assess the health of the patient.
Vaccines that coincide with the age appropriate visits will be fully discussed, counseled and administered once consent obtained. We hope you will see that even for your “healthy” children, regular well visits will allow close monitoring of their health and development and give you an opportunity to ask questions and further continue the dialogue to healthier lifestyle.