Wellness Visits

Well visits can be scheduled 24/7 from the patient portal

Routine Exam Schedule:

  • 1 week
  • 2 week
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years (24 months)
  • 2 1/5 years (30 months)
  • 3 – 20 years annually

Well Visits (Newborn-Age 3)

Bringing your child in for regular wellness exams is an important part of his/her healthcare. Our practice follows the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommended schedule for well child care. During the first three years of life, our primary focus during well visits is to monitor each child’s growth and development, identify and treat developmental or medical problems, give routine childhood immunizations, and provide education and guidance to parents. Topics we commonly discuss include nutrition, sleep questions, speech development, toilet training, school readiness, sibling and family issues, as well as the normal developmental expectations for each stage of early childhood. Please schedule well in advance in order to choose the date and time that works best for you.

Annual Checkup (Ages 3-20)

Beginning at age 3, we would like to see each child for an annual physical exam. This is a comprehensive exam where, in addition to medical problems and management, we explore how our patients are progressing in other important areas: at home, in school, and with friends. During middle school and teenage years we pay particular attention to each child’s academic progress, social development, and emotional adjustment. Although most insurance plans cover an annual physical, you should contact your carrier to determine whether your coverage is based on the plan year or the calendar year. Whenever possible, a parent should accompany a child under 18 years of age to well visits to facilitate first-hand communication between provider and parent, and to authorize the necessary immunizations. A caregiver’s permission is acceptable at either a sick or well visit only if a parent has authorized treatment and completed the Consent to Treat a Minor form.

Well Visits – Adolescent/Teen

We recommend yearly physicals and wellness exams for your adolescent or teen. During middle school and teenage years we pay particular attention to each child’s academic progress, social development, and emotional adjustment. Our providers offer an atmosphere and manner that is not too childish for the older patient. We often give adolescent patients the opportunity to meet with the physician privately if this is okay with the parents.

Annual well exams in years 13-20 are important to ensure proper physical growth, maintain immunizations, and address common concerns such as acne, weight issues and sexuality. The well appointment also serves as an opportunity to address difficult issues that are common for this age group. Often, teens struggle with issues of self-esteem, peer pressure, stress and depression. Additionally, many face choices about drinking, smoking, drugs and sexual activity. The decisions and choices made during adolescence can impact a child for a lifetime.

Teenage years can be tough. We are here to help. Teen years are a good time to begin learning about healthcare. We believe teens should begin taking a role in the whole process during this time. Appointments will be primarily with the patient only. The teen appointment can be in-depth, is often lengthy and confidentiality guidelines apply.