The Importance of Well Child Physicals

The Importance of Well Child Physicals

How a well child physical from your pediatricians in Houston, TX, can help keep your child healthy

You want to protect your child’s health, and one way you can do that is to bring your child in for a well-child physical with the pediatrician.

Dr. Heena Thakkar and Dr. Shilpa Pankaj at Peekaboo Pediatrics in Houston, TX, offer comprehensive medical care for children, including well-child physicals to help keep your child healthy.

You should plan on your child having a well-child physical at least once each year. You may schedule them more often when your child goes to school or plays a sport.

During the well-child physical your pediatrician will:

Measure your child’s height, weight, and other factors to establish a record of growth and development

Do a comprehensive physical examination, checking muscle strength, balance, flexibility, and other factors

Perform a vision and hearing check to evaluate whether your child needs vision or hearing correction

Order any lab tests or imaging studies necessary to ensure your child is healthy

Answer any questions you may have about your child’s eating, sleeping, behavior or other issues.

To view or print out a handy guide of child healthcare recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, please click here.

Another reason well-child physicals are important is that they provide an opportunity to make sure your child is current on all necessary and recommended immunizations to attend daycare or school.

Immunizations protect your child from serious and deadly diseases like the flu, meningitis, polio, and others. When your child is protected against disease, you are protected too. Immunizations prevent the spread of illnesses and diseases to other children, teachers, and your family members.

To view or print the current immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control, please click here.

To learn more about the importance of well-child physicals, call Dr. Heena Thakkar and Dr. Shilpa Pankaj at Peekaboo Pediatrics in Houston, TX, at (713) 861-4800. Call now.

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