Pediatrics is the care of children from birth through age 18, with a focus on health, growth and development. This covers patients who are healthy as well as those with complex illness or other chronic conditions. Your Pediatrician or Family Practitioner is trained to take care of the whole body, and will refer you to a specialist where needed.
We recommend that your baby be seen in our office 48 hours after discharge from the hospital. This assists your provider in establishing a relationship with you and your baby, and answering any questions you may have about the care of your baby.
Well Child Visits
Well child visits help to ensure healthy and safe development. We believe in the importance of preventative care, and are interested in the whole child. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that children be seen at the following ages:
- 2 Months
- 4 Months
- 6 Months
- 9 Months
- 12 Months
- 15 Months
- 18 Months
- 2 Years
- 30 Months
- 3 Years
- Yearly from 3 years old and up
Each of these visits will evaluate growth and development applicable to your child’s age, as well as provide recommended immunizations.
School, Sports, & Camp Physicals
If your child needs a physical form completed for school, sports or camp, your provider can assist you with its completion. If your child has been seen for a well visit recently, these forms can be completed based on the last visit. If not, we may ask that you schedule an appointment for a current physical exam to ensure the form is up to date.
If your child is not feeling well, please call the office to schedule an appointment. We leave space in our schedules to accommodate same day appointments.
Please understand that we may ask you to see another provider if your primary doctor’s schedule is full.