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Well Child Visits

wellvisits.jpgAssessments of your child’s growth and development are another good way to prevent serious problems.

Health Maintenance visits are strongly recommended following the schedule below and are coordinated with the immunization schedule as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Well child examinations follow a schedule based on recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics that considers health maintenance, growth, development and immunizations.

Well Child Exam Schedule:
1 to 3 days
1 month
2 months
4 months
6 months
9 months
12 months
15 months/18 months
24 months
Yearly exams after 24 months

Each child’s examination schedule will be set on an individual basis by his/her physician and may vary from the above schedule. Lansing Pediatric Associates staff will help you schedule your child’s appointments at the appropriate times.

healthmaint.jpgWhen you bring your child for a well-child exam, he/she will be weighed and measured. The values will be plotted on a growth graph. At scheduled times, blood pressure and hemoglobin will be done. Concerns will be addressed, growth and development discussed, and health maintenance (safety, diet, etc) reviewed and immunizations given if needed.

When you bring your child for a sick visits (office call), your child will be examined with the presenting symptoms in mind. This type of examination does not provide the information needed to complete pre-school, school or sports forms.

**Yearly well child exams are scheduled two-three months in advance of the actual appointment.