Well Child Visits

Well Child Visits In Tucson, AZ

 Most people understand that when their child is sick, they should bring them to their pediatrician for care as soon as possible. You may not know that you should be bringing your child in for visits before they ever even get sick. These are known as Well Child Visits and can help keep your child safe and healthy, which can help your child live the absolute best life that they can. You want a pediatrician you can trust to always provide quality and individualized care for your little one time and time again.

The Importance of Well Child Visits

 When you bring your child to their pediatrician before they get sick, you’re helping them prevent illnesses from becoming serious and making them miss important events at school. During a well child visit, your child’s pediatrician will look for any signs of any impending issues that may cause your child to feel ill or have to miss out on their favorite events.

During a well child visit, you can also make sure that your child is up to date on their immunizations, which can also protect them from serious illness. Immunizations are one of the best ways to keep your child protected from preventable diseases.

Your pediatrician will also make sure that your child is developing as expected and address any concerns that you may have. You can also ask any questions about your child’s health that you may be unsure of. Well child visits help keep you informed about your child’s health and ensure that you have all the tools possible to ensure that your child has a high-quality life and that they’re avoiding any serious issues that may come their way.

These checkups are crucial for preventing a variety of health problems and also making sure your little one gets the care and treatment they need should an issue arise. During these wellness checkups your pediatrician will monitor your child’s:

  • Height and weight
  • Heart rate and blood pressure
  • Vision and hearing
  • Reflexes and musculoskeletal system
  • Lungs and heart

Your child will also have to get a series of immunizations throughout their childhood to protect against serious and potentially life-threatening health problems. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a comprehensive vaccination schedule to make sure your child is getting all the immunizations they need.

Once your child is born it’s important that you bring them in regularly to see their doctor for checkups. After all, preventive medical care is the best way to stave off certain illnesses and injuries. Plus, these checkups also ensure that if there is a health problem present that it’s detected right away when it’s much easier to treat.

Make sure you're doing your best to care for your child before they're even sick. Contact your pediatrician at Mesquite Pediatrics in Tucson, AZ at (520) 648-5437 to learn more about Well Child Visits and if your child is due for their next one. 

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