Well Child Check

Northlake Children's Associates, P.A.

Pediatric Care & Pediatricians located in Mooresville, NC

As a parent, you know just how quickly children grow and develop. Mary-Margaret James, MD, and Majé Goodwin, MD, provide comprehensive well-child checks at Northlake Children’s Associates, PA, in Mooresville, North Carolina. Well-child checks allow your pediatrician to monitor your child’s development and ensure they’re up-to-date with all the necessary vaccines. If your child is due for a well-child visit, make an appointment by calling the practice or by booking online today.

Well Child Check Q & A

What is a well-child check?

A well-child check is a routine physical exam and consultation that gives your doctor an opportunity to examine your child’s health, monitor their development, and provide any vaccines or other treatments necessary to protect and improve their health. Well-child checks are a critical component of preventive health care for children.

What should I expect during a well-child check?

A well-child check is a detailed physical exam. Your doctor measures and records your child’s height and weight. The doctor listens to their heart and lungs, and checks their abdomen, ears, nose, and throat, as well as their lymph nodes. Your pediatrician talks to your child and watches them move to gauge their cognitive and physical development.

At some visits, your doctor may test your child’s vision or hearing. They may also provide any necessary vaccines.

These appointments also help your child get used to the doctor and develop a relationship with their pediatrician. The pediatric specialists at Northlake Children’s Associates provide gentle, compassionate care for children, and aim to help their young patients feel confident about going to see a doctor.

What are the benefits of a well-child check?

Well-child visits provide a wide range of benefits. First, these visits help reduce your child’s risk of illness or injury with nutrition advice, vaccines, and information about safety at home and school.

Additionally, your doctor tracks your child’s growth and development. If your child shows any signs of delays, your doctor can recommend treatment and therapy to address the issue right away.

The appointments also give you ample opportunity to raise any concerns or ask questions about your child’s health, development, and wellness.

How often does my child need a well-child check?

Your child needs frequent wellness checks until they’re approximately 3 years old, then they can have an annual well-child check. Pediatricians recommend frequent well-child checks for the first 36 months of life because your child grows and develops so rapidly during this time. Talk to your pediatrician at Northlake Children’s Associates for customized advice on how often your child needs a checkup.

Make an appointment today by calling the practice or booking online.