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New Patient Information

Initial Visit

An initial comprehensive visit is for all new patients. It includes a complete pediatric physical examination, a review of the patient’s past medical history, family history, and a discussion of current problems. These visits individualize the comprehensive care for each new patient.

 

Routine Health Maintenance

Routine Health Maintenance visits are scheduled for regular intervals. These visits allow time for immunization, routine screening tests, an evaluation of growth and development, a screening exam for the detection of developing physical problems, and a discussion of anticipated needs and adjustments.

 

 

 

As time permits, other problems may also be handled in these visits. Appointments for these visits need to be scheduled in advance. 

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 1 month

  • 2 months

  • 4 months

  • 6 months

  • 9 months

  • 12 months

  • 15 months

  • 18 months

  • 24 months

  • 30 months

  • 3 years

  • 4 years

  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Immunizations

We recommend that all children receive a complete schedule of vaccinations. These will be provided during the Routine Health Maintenance exams.

 

Sick or Problem Visit

Sick or problem appointments can be made the day the need arises. Some problems require more extensive evaluation than others, so when making a "sick-visit" appointment please briefly explain the nature of the problem to the receptionist.