Schedule of Well-Child Visits
The first office visit for your baby should be scheduled 2-3 days after discharge from the hospital. Infants are generally seen approximately one week later - thereafter on an as needed basis before the next regular visit at the following ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 3 years, 4 years, 5 years and 6 years.
After 6 years we advise annual checkups. Adolescents are welcome to remain as our patients until young adulthood.
Our goals for each preventive health visit include the following procedures: performing an interval history, reviewing development, behavior, diet and sleep habits, performing a complete physical examination, reviewing and updating immunizations and offering anticipatory guidance. Routine laboratory work is not generally indicated, with the exception of screening for anemia. We follow the Academy of Pediatric Guidelines for vaccine administration. Particulars are available at our office.