At Children's Physicians, you can feel confident when choosing one of our three convenient locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and Palm City, FL. Our knowledgeable and compassionate physicians offer a wide array of services to accommodate the needs of your child throughout all pivotal stages of life. The most valuable part of the pediatric checkup is when it's time for scheduled immunizations. These significant vaccines save lives by fighting against life-threatening illnesses. For more information about what occurs during this visit, read on. If your child is due for their immunizations, schedule an appointment today.
What Occurs During a Pediatric Checkup
A few things happen during your child's pediatric appointment. Typically, one of our pediatricians will get to know your child. Depending on age, they might start by asking questions about their likes, dislikes, hobbies, and physical activity levels. We strive to make a grand first impression on patients to set the foundation for a trustworthy relationship in the long run. The doctor may also conduct a head-to-toe examination, record measurements, and assess vision, hearing, reflexes, and more. Immunizations only occur when necessary, and sometimes the doctor may order urine or blood tests.
Preparing Your Child for the Visit
Before introducing your child to our pediatricians at one of our Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, or Palm City, FL, locations, give them some peace of mind. Reassure them by explaining that a shot might feel like a pinch or a sting, but may only hurt for a minute. Most importantly, don't over-promise or exaggerate. Discuss what will happen in detail to alleviate their fears. Sometimes it helps to role-play because it tends to make fighting against illness fun. There's also nothing wrong with rewarding your son or daughter for being a good sport once the appointment is over.
Importance of Scheduled Immunizations
Also known as vaccines, these powerful medicines work with the body's natural defenses to safely help children and adults develop immunity to infectious disease and dangerous illness. Keeping up with scheduled vaccinations reduce the risk of developing the flu, measles, and much more. When parents skip out on them, delay, or refuse altogether, there are life-threatening consequences that can result in fatality if left untreated. Getting you and your child vaccinated is necessary to prevent outdated diseases from reappearing in the modern-day.
Whether you're a new parent or a veteran with several, our skilled team of doctors is devoted to meeting the needs of your child. We follow the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to protect against diseases. For more information about immunizations, their schedule, other conditions treated, and services provided at Children's Physicians, visit our website. We also offer three convenient locations for our patients. For appointment scheduling, please call 561-626-4000 for our Palm Beach Gardens, FL, office, 561-743-9000 for Jupiter, and 772-219-4444 for Palm City.