Regular checkups with your child’s pediatrician are paramount.
Your child isn’t sick, so they don’t need to visit the pediatrician, right? Wrong. Well visits with our Fort Wayne, IN, board-certified pediatricians are designed to keep your child healthy and prevent problems from happening first, rather than treating them once they occur. Well visits protect against diseases, disorders and injuries that could have been prevented with the proper care.
Get Your Child Vaccinated
One of the best ways to keep your child healthy and protected against certain diseases such as whooping cough and chickenpox is to get vaccinated. Our Fort Wayne, IN, pediatricians administer these vaccines during well visits. The CDC has a recommended vaccine schedule for children and teens to follow, and they must keep up with this schedule to ensure that they are fully safeguarded. We know that the pandemic may have slightly thrown off your child’s vaccine schedule, but don’t worry; we can help you get back on track.
Track Their Development
Another one of the big reasons that your child shouldn’t skip out on these well visits is that it’s the best way to monitor your child’s development and make sure they are reaching developmental milestones. By catching developmental delays early, we can act fast and provide your child with the strategies and interventions they need to manage these issues better.
Ask Questions and Get Advice
We do not doubt that at some point, you are going to have questions about your child’s health, lifestyle or behaviors, and what better time to ask them than when you’re in our office for your child’s next checkup? Write down these questions ahead of time and bring them with you to make sure you get them answered by one of our knowledgeable pediatricians. Some common questions we get include,
- How do I know if my baby or child is eating enough?
- I’m concerned about my child’s weight. What can we do?
- How much exercise should my child be getting?
- Is my child sleeping enough?
- Should my child get the Covid-19 vaccine or booster?
Need to schedule your child’s next well visit? Call Pediatric Associates, Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN, at (260) 436-3789. Did you also know that our team has a doctor on call 24/7, 365 days a year? Call our team after hours at (765) 420-2883 for immediate assistance.