From the moment your child enters the world, you’ll be hard-pressed to keep up with the amazing physical, mental, and social development that takes place over the next 18 years. That’s why regular well child visits are so important. At Laurel Pediatrics & Teen Medical Center, located in Bel Air, MD, our sole mission is to help you navigate this journey as successfully as possible, which is why we provide comprehensive checkup visits for our young patients in Harford County, Maryland. To learn more, call to schedule an appointment today.
Your child develops at a dizzying speed in their race toward adulthood, which means you need to have a good pediatric healthcare provider in your corner. We partner with you in every aspect of pediatric care during each stage of your child’s development.
The goals of a well child visit change along with your child’s growth. At each visit, we will look for specific development in certain areas, depending upon the age of your child.
Regardless of your child’s goals, you can expect the doctor to sit down with you to review your child’s health and any changes that may have occurred since your last visit. This is a great time to bring up any concerns or questions you may have. Age appropriate health risk assessment and standardized tools to evaluate your child’s development are also conducted each visit.
From there, we will conduct a full physical exam, first collecting vital statistics, such as:
We will continue the exam, checking your child’s:
Ultimately, we check your child from head to toe in order to make sure they are as healthy as possible.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following schedule:
To give your child a healthy start in life, call Laurel Pediatric & Teen Medical Center to schedule your visit.