Well Visits

To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them for regular checkups. Please call our office several weeks in advance so you may choose the date that best fits your needs. We also offer evening and Saturday morning well exams.



We follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for periodic well child visits to monitor the growth and development of your child. Our providers will perform a complete history and physical exam including feeding, nutrition, developmental, behavioral/education assessment and anticipatory guidance.

Beginning at 6 months of age we offer a special vision test called a VEP - or Vision Evoked Potential.  The test is conducted without requiring the child to interact with us. The computerized test will do all the work! It is quick and reliable. This test helps us detect abnormal developments in vision, and allows us to start treatment early instead of having to wait until they are 4 or 5 years old and are able to complete a regular vision test.
Beginning at age three, we include blood pressure screening, and at four we start annual vision and hearing screens.
We follow the CDC guidelines on childhood vaccinations. Immunizations are important not only for your child's health, but for the health of other children and for the community as a whole.

Because we are firm believers and proponents of literacy, we participate with the national program “Reach out and Read” which helps us give age and culture appropriate new books to all our kids between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old during each well visit exam . Because we wanted to be able to offer a book to every child that came through our office, we created the “Recycled Reader Program”. This lets any child choose an age appropriate book on their way out. 

We are going paperless!  Forms are filled out on an Ipad at the office.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to well exams to fill out the forms. 
 

Kidz1st Ready! - We are your Prepared Providers

When you schedule a well exam for your child, we will be your child’s expert the minute you arrive!
The day before your scheduled visit, your provider will:
 
  • Review your child’s chart and be updated on all data we have on your child
  • If since your last visit, your child has seen a specialist or had any test done, we will make sure that information is available and reviewed before we see you. 
  • Review the vaccines and determine which ones will be recommended.
This process allows us to call for any information that we may be missing before you come, or ask you to bring information you may have from outside care. We will also have the recommended procedures for that visit for you to approve when you come in. That will make your time with the provider highly effective!

We do not accept patients that are not vaccinated as per the CDC requirements, including influenza,  into our practice unless medically indicated.