What your pediatricians in Palm City, Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens want you to know
When you have children, it’s nice to know that you don’t have to take care of their health all by yourself. Your pediatrician is there for you and your child, to help ensure a lifetime of continuing good health. It all begins with well-child care exams.
Your pediatricians at Children’s Physicians want to share what a well-child care exam is, and how it can protect your child’s health. They have three convenient office locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL to serve your children’s needs.
So, when do you need to start well-child care exams? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, your child’s first doctor visit should be between the ages of 2 to 5 days old. Early visits help ensure your child receives thorough medical care when your child is the most vulnerable to serious illnesses.
During a well-child care exam, your pediatrician will do a comprehensive medical examination to make sure your child is growing and developing normally. Your child’s social, behavioral, and learning abilities will be tracked to assess and treat any potential issues your child is having. This is also an excellent opportunity for you, as a parent, to ask any questions you might have about your child’s development and health.
For more information about pediatric healthcare guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, please click on this link https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf
Most importantly, the well-child care exam is a great time for your pediatrician to provide necessary immunizations to prevent serious illnesses and diseases like polio, meningitis, hepatitis and others. These immunizations are also required for your child to attend daycare and school.
To view or print the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines on immunizations, please click on this link: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
Well-child care exams are a vital part of helping your child live a healthy life. Help protect your child against illnesses and diseases by calling your pediatricians at Children’s Physicians, with offices in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL. Call today to find out more!