Posts for: October, 2019
How a well child exam from your pediatricians in Ocoee and Orlando, FL, can protect your child
Did you know that well child exams are an essential component to protecting your child’s health? It’s true! That’s because the visit allows your pediatrician to examine your child for any potential medical conditions, catching the issues before they can become serious medical problems.
Here at Growing Together Pediatrics, our pediatricians perform these examinations, and offer a wide range of children’s medical services, as well. With two convenient office locations in Ocoee and Orlando, FL, read on to learn we can help keep your child healthy!
More about Well Child Exams
Your child’s physical begins with a recording of vital information including temperature, heart sounds, breathing, pulse, height, weight, and other important information. This initial record-keeping then becomes a helpful baseline to compare with future appointments. In this way, your child’s pediatrician can make sure your child is on track to thrive and grow normally.
You will also be asked about any medical issues which have come up including recent illnesses, hospitalizations, injuries, or allergies. The pediatrician will also check your child’s eyes, ears, nose, and throat, along with eyesight and hearing.
The well child exam is also a perfect opportunity to catch up on immunizations, which are one of the most important tools to prevent serious illnesses. When your child is vaccinated, it protects your child, other family members, teachers, your child’s playmates, and YOU, from serious contagious diseases. Vaccines protect against the measles, mumps, meningitis, hepatitis, and other serious illnesses. Your child must also be current on immunizations in order to attend daycare or school.
The Centers for Disease Control, CDC, publishes a list of required immunizations from birth to age 18. To view or print this list, please click here: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf
A well child exam is a great way to both ensure good health for your child, as well as provide yourself with peace of mind. To learn more about well child exams, call the pediatricians at Growing Together Pediatrics, with offices in Ocoee and Orlando, FL. Both offices can be reached by dialing (407) 770-1414—call today!