Well child visits are an important part of preventive care. The main purpose of routine well child visits is to identify potential health issues as early as possible, when treatment is most effective.
These visits also ensure that your child is growing and developing on track and enjoying a high quality of life.
The team follows the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for routine exams. Before the age of two, children should receive a wellness exam every few months based on their age and health history.
After two, kids should have annual visits at Pediatric Care of Four Corners, unless they have existing health issues that require more frequent visits.
If your child has an existing illness or chronic disease, the team may recommend more frequent check-ups to monitor current treatments and the progression of the disease in addition to routine well visits.
Children with underlying health issues may also need more diagnostic testing, such as blood work, during their exam. The Pediatric Care of Four Corners can also provide referrals to specialists for certain chronic diseases.