Back to School, Back to the Doctor
School is right around the corner, and so are the preparations that go along with it, including preventive care. This season is very busy, but it’s a convenient time to add well-child visits to the calendar to ensure your children are up-to-date on immunizations and screenings. Regular well-child visits are essential to maintaining optimal physical, social and mental health for infants and children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the benefits of well-child visits include four things.
- Prevention – Ensure immunizations are up-to-date to prevent illnesses and discuss topics like nutrition and safety
- Tracking growth and development –Discuss your child’s milestones, social behaviors and learning
- Raising concerns – Bring a list of topics to discuss with your child’s personal doctor such as development, behavior, sleeping habits, eating habits and/or social interaction with family and friends
- Team approach – Well-child visits provide the opportunity for providers and parents to work together to meet the needs of children
Call to schedule your child’s well-child visit today, and have a great school year.