Why Well Visits Are Important

Why Well Visits Are Important

If you're a new or experienced parent, you must bring your children in for regular checkups with their doctor to avoid harmful illnesses and injuries. Well-visits, (opposite of sick visits) are necessary to prevent various health problems, ensure your child receives individual attention and personalized treatment, and answer any questions or concerns you have about their wellness. Our doctors at Pediatric & Adolescent Care, also administer vaccinations during well-visits in Gaithersburg, MD, and follow the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule to ensure their vaccinations are on track.

Why Well Visits Are Important

Unlike sick visits, which focus on a specific problem, well-visits in Gaithersburg, MD, aim to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. During these checkups, our pediatrician listens to the lungs and heart, tests the reflexes and musculoskeletal system, then examines vision and hearing, plus height, weight, blood pressure, and heart rate. They'll also administer the appropriate vaccine for your child's age. For example, your infant's first shot will be the first dose of Hepatitis B to prevent liver infection. Your child receives the second dose at 1-2 months, plus five additional shots. As your child ages, our doctor will ask questions regarding their emotional, physical, and social health and achieving appropriate milestones. Our doctor can also advise you on creating a healthy bedtime routine and nutritious meal plan and support your child in other aspects of life.

At Pediatric & Adolescent Care, every staff member has children. When you come to our office for well-visits in Gaithersburg, MD, we promise to treat yours like our own. Our doctors assert their due diligence to ensure your children are healthy and have the best possible quality of life. Please explore our website to learn more about the conditions we treat and the services provided. For more information about well-visits, or to schedule an appointment with one of our many qualified pediatricians, call (301) 869-2292.

Our Location

Pediatric & Adolescent Care, P.A.

 (301) 869-2292

 903 Russell Avenue, Suite 301 Gaithersburg, MD 20879