One of the events we look most forward to at Wake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is the well child visit. Not only is it a great time to talk about any concerns you may have, it also allows us the chance to get to know your child more thoroughly. During the visit, we encourage you to ask any and all questions you have about your child’s growth, nutrition, development, behavior and general all around health.
The proper development of your child is important to their health for the rest of their life. During the early stages of your child’s life many different body systems are being developed and well child visits are recommended on a more frequent basis to assess development. As your child gets older, well child visits are recommended on an annual basis. Health problems and developmental conditions may not be apparent during your child’s development. Visits allow pediatricians to assess and analyze development comprehensively. The sooner medical conditions are found during your child’s development, the greater chance there is to properly diagnose, treat and even prevent certain conditions.
What is included in a Well Check Visit?
The mental and physical development of your child in their youth is a fairly quick process. It is important to monitor both of these forms of development. Well child visits include a physical examination (height, weight, hearing, vision, blood pressure and heart rate) to check for health problems and prevent any future problems by assessing risk. Our pediatricians will also ask about family medical history to determine if any hereditary medical concerns are present. Other mental and physical developmental tests are available if there is a need.
When to schedule a visit?
Listed below is a recommended schedule of well child exam visits. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics for both well child visits and immunization schedules. Starting with a newborn exam and then followed by exams at ages two months, four months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months and 18 months, your child will then be seen annually from age two through age six. This schedule could be altered if your child suffers from a chronic condition such as asthma or if he/she is in need of more closely monitored medical attention. We schedule visits each four months with children who are on medication for A.D.D., A.D.H.D or other mood-related conditions. Visit our request an appointment page to schedule a well child visit.
To learn more about what each well child visit entails, please click on the following link for the specific visit you are interested in learning more about.
Well Child Exam / Visit Schedule
- Two Weeks Well Child Visit
- Baby at One Month
- Two Months Well Child Visit
- Four Months Well Child Visit
- Six Months Well Child Visit
- Nine Months Well Child Visit
- 12 Months Well Child Visit
- 15 Months Well Child Visit
- 18 Months Well Child Visit
- Two Years Well Child Visit
- Three Years Well Child Visit
- Four Years Well Child Visit
- Five Years Well Child Visit