Regular pediatric visits are the best way to ensure your child's health and rule out any problems with growth or development. In the event such problems do arise, early intervention is crucial for the best medical care. We highly recommend following the visitation schedule below to maintain the health and well-being of your child into adolescence and young adulthood.
During Well Visits, we monitor your child's growth and development, provide guidance, and offer appropriate immunizations.
Well Child Visitation Schedule
Newborn (age 3-7 days)
3-4 weeks of age
2 months old
4 months old
6 months old
9 months old
12 months old
15 months old
18 months old
2 years old
2 1/2 years old
3 years old
Medical care can be continued on an annual basis for college-aged young adults.
Our practice follows the immunization schedule recommended by the Center for Disease Control. At each visit, we will review your child's health record and recommend according to this schedule. Click the link below for the CDC's recommended immunization schedule.
A Word About the
Safety of Immunizations
There has been a lot of talk recently about the safety of immunizations. As a parent, it may leave you wondering whether immunizing your child is the best course of action for their health and safety.
Anyone old enough to remember the devastating effects of polio on our nation's young can attest to the importance of getting your child vaccinated. It not only protects them from the ravages of potentially life-threatening diseases like measles, whooping cough and the flu, it protects others as well, including the very young, very old, or those whose immune system is weak or compromised. Additionally, most public daycares and schools require that children's vaccines be up to date before they are enrolled.
A flurry of studies on whether a link to the MMR vaccine and autism exists have all concluded the same thing: there is absolutely no correlation. In addition, other risks, such as an adverse reaction from vaccines remain very small.
Do your own research with the links provided below, and feel free to discuss your concerns with one of our staff members at your next visit.
Bottom line: an immunized child is a healthy child!