Pediatric Services

Well-child exams
Well-child exams are an important part of preventive care. Routine immunizations are administered at many of these visits. But even if no “shots” are due, we feel these visits are essential. Growth and development are reviewed and your questions are discussed. We recommend bringing a list of your concerns so that we can address them all.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:
  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Sports physicals or PPEs
The overarching goal in performing a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPE) is to promote the health and safety of the athlete in training and competition. The PPE provides the medical background on which physical activity decisions will be made by the individual athlete’s physician or the team physician and associated medical staff.

Specific goals of a pre-participation sports physical include:
  • Determine that the athlete is in general good health
  • Assess the athlete's present fitness level
  • Detect conditions that predispose the athlete to new injuries
  • Evaluate any existing injuries of the athlete
  • Assess the size and developmental maturation of the athlete
  • Detect congenital anomalies that increase the athlete's risk of injury
  • Detect poor preparticipation conditioning that may put the athlete at increased risk

Pre-op physicals
If your child is scheduled for a procedure under anesthesia, most centers require a physical by your primary care physician prior to the procedure to be sure your child's health is optimized.

Acute sick visits
Having an illness is stressful. We understand that and want to help. Continuity of care is important to us, so we hope that you bring your child to us first. We will try our best to get you in the same day, but if that is not possible, we will give you advice and get you in the next day. Remember, we are here for your needs on Saturday mornings as well.

ADHD management
Initially we will help you to make a diagnosis of ADHD. Your child will be seen frequently until we are all satisfied with the treatment plan. At that point the recommendation is to evaluate continued progress every three months. Your child’s success is important to us!

Complementary prenatal visit
You have so many things to think about before your baby is born; wouldn’t it be nice to meet your pediatrician and have comfort in where you will be bringing your baby in his/her first days of life? We think so, and offer you a complimentary prenatal visit. It’s a great way to meet your pediatrician and ask all the questions you want to ask one on one. Just call us for your personal consultation. Learn more...

Lactation assistance
Lactation consultation is available via phone or appointment in the office. Your provider is also available to answer any questions and to offer assistance.