What Is Included in a Well Child Exam?
posted: Mar. 22, 2023.
A well-child exam is a routine visit to our physicians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care, that assesses your child's growth and development from infancy to adolescence. It includes a physical exam, screening tests, and developmental assessments. These visits provide an opportunity to identify and address health concerns, provide immunizations, and offer guidance on nutrition, safety, and age-appropriate behaviors.
Early detection of health issues, prevention of future problems, and building a trusting relationship between the child, parent, and pediatrician are all advantages of well-child exams. We offer these exams to ensure your child receives comprehensive, high-quality care that promotes optimal health and development.
What Is Included in a Well-Child Exam?
Our pediatrician performs a well-child exam to ensure your child's physical, emotional, and developmental well-being. You can expect them to perform a physical examination, including height, weight, and blood pressure measurements.
They'll also check your child's developmental milestones and assess their vision and hearing, head circumference, and check your child's eyes, ears, mouth, heart, lungs, and abdomen. They'll also ask about your child's health history and concerns and guide you through age-appropriate nutrition, physical activity, and safety. Additionally, we'll review your child's vaccinations and update them as needed.
Schedule Your Child's Appointment
Parents should schedule a well-child exam for their child according to the recommended schedule provided by our physicians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care, typically starting at birth and continuing through adolescence.
During a well-child exam, our doctor performs a physical examination, checks developmental milestones, discusses your child's health history and concerns, and provides age-appropriate preventive care guidance and vaccinations. These exams are also an opportunity to monitor and promote your child's health and well-being.
Please explore our website to learn about the conditions we treat and the services provided. If you have questions about a well-child exam in Gaithersburg, MD, and want to schedule an appointment with our physicians at Pediatric & Adolescent Care, call (301) 869-2292.