The Importance of Well-Child Care Exams

The Importance of Well-Child Care Exams

Has it been a while since your son or daughter has seen the pediatrician? Scheduling well-child care exams every year at Pediatric & Adolescent Care in Gaithersburg, MD, offers a simple way to protect your children's health.

The benefits of well-child care exams

Well-child care exams at the Gaithersburg, MD, pediatric office help you ensure that your child is healthy and doesn't have any chronic conditions. Although symptoms are usually obvious once a condition worsens, early symptoms of chronic conditions like asthma, high blood pressure or diabetes, aren't always easy to spot. When your child receives well-child care exams on a regular basis, these conditions are promptly diagnosed and treated.

Exams are also essential for:

  • Monitoring Chronic Health Conditions: Well-child care exams are particularly important if your child has already been diagnosed with a chronic health condition. The exams help the pediatrician monitor the condition and make changes to the treatment plan if needed. Your child's doctor may also recommend blood or other tests during the visit.
  • Updating Immunizations: Immunizations protect your child from many common childhood illnesses, including measles, mumps, chickenpox, the flu, whooping cough and rotavirus. In addition to keeping your child well, immunizations also prevent the spread of diseases throughout the community. Skipping a well-child visit may mean that your child isn't adequately protected from many illnesses that can cause serious health complications.
  • Evaluating Growth and Development: Exams also offer the perfect opportunity to determine if your child's growth and development are on track and if he or she is experiencing any problems with learning or behavioral health issues. Treating these issues as soon as possible not only helps your child now but can also reduce or prevent lifelong problems.
  • Sharing Concerns and Questions: Are you worried about your child's frequent headaches or troubles at school? Every well-child care visit includes ample time to discuss issues that may be affecting your son or daughter's physical or emotional health.

Is it time to schedule well-child care exams for your children? Call the Gaithersburg, MD, pediatricians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care at (301) 869-2292 to schedule your son or daughter's appointment.

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Pediatric & Adolescent Care, P.A.

 (301) 869-2292

 903 Russell Avenue, Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20879