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Well Child Visits

Pediatric Care located in Midlothian, VA

Well Child Visits

Well Child Visits services offered in Midlothian, VA

Scheduling regular well-child visits are essential to ensure your child stays as healthy as possible. At Chesterfield Pediatrics in Midlothian, Virginia, the highly skilled pediatric specialists offer this service for babies, children of all ages, teenagers, and young adults. Call the office to schedule well-child visits or use the online booking feature today.

Well Child Visits Q&A

What are well-child visits?

Well-child visits at Chesterfield Pediatrics are medical exams in which your child’s pediatrician completes a physical exam to evaluate their overall health and wellness. Chesterfield’s pediatric experts are highly trained in babies’, kids’, and teens’ health evaluations. They offer diagnostic tests and treatments to maximize their growth, development, and quality of life.

What are the benefits of well-child visits?

The benefits of attending regularly scheduled well-child visits at Chesterfield Pediatrics include:

  • Enhanced physical, mental, and emotional health
  • Optimal growth and development
  • Low risk of illnesses, injuries, and diseases
  • Early detection of health problems
  • Improved nutrition
  • Chronic disease management
  • Reduced risk of severe medical complications

The Chesterfield Pediatrics team is here for your child whenever needed, including same-day sick visits, and they always treat patients like family.

What happens during well-child visits?

During well-child visits at Chesterfield Pediatrics, you can expect:

 

Initial assessment

Your child’s specialist checks their pulse, blood pressure, temperative, and other vital signs. They also weigh your child and evaluate their height or length, head circumference in babies, body mass index (BMI), and growth pattern.

 

Medical exam

The Chesterfield Pediatrics team reviews your child’s medical history, potential symptoms, lifestyle habits, medication, and more during the medical review portion of a well-child visit. They also complete a physical exam to evaluate your child’s overall health and wellness.

 

Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic tests your child’s provider might recommend include hearing and vision screenings, urine and blood tests, tissue swabs, allergy and asthma testing, imaging procedures, and mental health screenings.

 

Treatment

If your child needs vaccinations (immunizations) or treatment, their Chesterfield Pediatrics provider tailors each plan to their personal needs. They offer medication prescriptions, minor surgery, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, lactation consultations, dermatology care, specialist referrals, and more.

 

When should I schedule well-child visits?

Follow your child’s pediatric specialist’s instructions when scheduling well-child visits. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following exam schedule for kids:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months old
  • 1, 1¼, and 1½ years old
  • 2, 2½, and 3 years old
  • Annually after 3 years old

You can also make an appointment at Chesterfield Pediatrics if your child is injured or sick. Schedule a visit if you’re concerned about their growth, development, or physical and mental well-being.

Call the Chesterfield Pediatrics office or book an appointment online today to schedule well-child visits.

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