Board-certified pediatrician, Eiman ElSayed, MD, values the importance of preventive care to protect the health and well-being of children of all ages. At Pediatric Care of Four Corners in Davenport, Florida, Dr. ElSayed and her team provide routine well child visits to monitor and track growth and development through the many phases of childhood. These visits ensure your child is up-to-date on vaccinations and that you get the answers to questions you have about your child’s health.
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.
During your child’s routine well child visit, the Pediatric Care of Four Corners team takes time to review their personal and family medical history and listen to any questions or concerns you have about your child’s behaviors or development.
As part of a physical exam, the team assesses important factors like:
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.