Well Baby and Well Child Visits

We strongly believe in preventative medicine.  That is how we truly create wellness that lasts a lifetime.  Well visits are opportunities for us to:

  • Monitor your child’s growth and development
  • Provide anticipatory guidance for what stages of development your child will experience next
  • Teach about lifestyles that provide for optimal health and wellness
  • Monitor for abnormal findings on physical exam or laboratory findings to intervene quickly if a problem is present

Preparing for your child’s Well Child Visit

Vaccinations
Vaccines are part of many early childhood visits, then again in early and late teen visits.  Here are some resources for preparing for giving consent for vaccines:

Developmental Assessments

We utilize the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) to assess your child’s development.  Whenever possible, download the ASQ that corresponds with your child’s well visit a week or two before to monitor if your child is acquiring the skills listed on the page.  There may be some skills you wouldn’t think to try, so giving yourself a few days before your visit helps.  If you have a printer at home, feel free to complete the survey and bring it with you to your visit.