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Wellness Checkup

 

At Mindful Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, we believe that regular wellness checkups are the cornerstone of your child’s health journey. From the moment your baby enters the world to their transition into adolescence, these checkups play a vital role in ensuring optimal growth, development, and disease prevention. 

Newborn to Annual Checkups

- Newborn Well Visit: Within the first week after birth, we conduct a thorough examination to start your newborn on a path to healthy growth.

- 2 Week Infant Check Up: We assess your infant's early development and address any immediate concerns you may have.

- 2 Month Old Physical Exam: This checkup includes vaccinations and a developmental screening to ensure your baby is meeting milestones.

- 4 Month Check Up: We monitor your baby's growth and continue tracking developmental progress.

- 12 Month Check Up: A milestone visit, this checkup reviews your child's first year of life and includes necessary immunizations.

- 15 Month Check Up: We provide additional immunizations and developmental assessments to keep your toddler on track.

- 18 Month Check Up: This visit focuses on speech and social behaviors, crucial areas of development at this age.

- 2 Year Check Up: A detailed evaluation as your child transitions from infancy to toddlerhood, ensuring they are ready for new challenges.

 

Annual and Specialized Checkups

- Annual Pediatric Check Up: Yearly visits are essential for maintaining your child's overall wellbeing and addressing any concerns.

- Well Care Check Up: For older children and adolescents, we offer well care checkups that cater to the unique needs of each age group.

Why Are Wellness Checkups Essential?

  1. Monitoring Growth and Development:

    • Regular checkups allow us to track your child’s growth milestones. We measure height, weight, and head circumference, comparing them to standardized growth charts.

    • Developmental assessments help identify any delays or concerns early on.

  2. Preventive Care and Early Detection:

    • Wellness visits provide an opportunity to discuss preventive measures, including vaccinations, nutrition, and safety.

    • Early detection of health issues allows for timely intervention and better outcomes.

  3. Vaccination Schedules:

  4. School Admission Forms (Forms 3300 and 3231):

 

What to Expect During Wellness Checkups?

  1. Physical Examination:

    • Height, weight, and head circumference measurements.

    • Comprehensive physical assessment, including eyes, ears, heart, lungs, and abdomen.

  2. Screening Tests:

    • Vision, hearing, and dental screenings.

    • Metabolic and hormonal screenings.

    • Hemoglobin levels and blood cell counts.

  3. Immunizations:

    • We administer vaccines according to the recommended schedule.

    • Vaccines protect against diseases such as measles, whooping cough, and influenza.

  4. Nutrition and Developmental Guidance:

    • We discuss age-appropriate nutrition, feeding practices, and developmental milestones.

    • Behavioral and safety guidance for parents.

Your Child’s Well-Being Matters to Us

At Mindful Pediatrics, we prioritize your child’s health and well-being. Our team of experienced pediatricians ensures that each wellness checkup is thorough, informative, and compassionate. Let us partner with you to nurture your child’s health from infancy to adolescence. Schedule your child’s wellness checkup today!

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