One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to get your child consistent preventative medical care. This gives you a chance to ask any questions or voice any concerns about your child, and gives your child's provider a chance to identify potential health problems or developmental delays before they become major concerns.
Your child should see a provider at least once a year. Visits are more frequent for babies and toddlers.
It is good to talk to your child about what to expect during a pediatrician visit. Your child's visit might include:
- A check of height and weight.
- Blood or urine tests.
- Tests of reflexes.
- A check of the heartbeat.
- A check of breathing (lung function).
- A check of the ears and throat.
- A visual exam of the skin.
- Time to ask questions.
Your child can also receive necessary immunizations, and can often have school and sports physical forms completed, during annual exams.
Call 336-277-1650 to schedule an appointment or use MyChart to schedule online.