Checking your child’s health and development is vital to their well-being. John Paul Kelada, MD, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California, offer comprehensive well-child visits for children and adolescents of all ages. They can identify and treat health problems at an early stage and provide vaccinations against many deadly diseases. Call Roseville Family Healthcare today to arrange a well-child visit or book an appointment for your child online.
Well-child visits are consultations with your doctor to ensure that your child is healthy and developing as they should.
Childhood is a time of rapid mental and physical development when your child changes and grows before your eyes. Monitoring their progress with regular well-child visits ensures you can address any problems early.
Your child could have an underlying health problem you’re unaware of that affects their progress. Well-child visits allow your doctor to look for signs of these health issues so your child can get any treatment they need.
It’s just as critical to assess their mental development. Symptoms of problems like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begin in childhood, and the sooner your child gets help for these disorders, the more they’ll benefit.
Well-child visits typically include the following steps:
Your Roseville Family Healthcare doctor checks your child’s medical history and asks you about any relevant family history of health problems. They also update your child’s records with any new information.
Your doctor checks your child’s height, weight, and depending on their age, measurements like leg length and head circumference. They record your child’s vital signs, including temperature, heart and breathing rates, and blood pressure. Then they look at things like your child’s skin, joints, eyes, ears, and feet for signs of abnormalities or disease.
If your child is due any vaccinations, your doctor can do these at the well-child visit. They can also screen for problems with hearing, sight, and other issues and assess the child for developmental disorders. If your child needs to lose or gain weight, your doctor offers advice on achieving this.
For healthy children, the recommended well-child visit schedule is:
After age three, you should go for a well-child visit once a year. If your child has any ongoing health or developmental problems, you may need to see the Roseville Family Healthcare team more often.
Should your child get sick, injured, or have any symptoms of ill health between well-child visits, the team offers urgent care appointments for a fast diagnosis and treatment.
Call Roseville Family Healthcare to schedule a well-child visit or book an appointment online today.