Both the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics have made recent statements regarding the importance of keeping children on schedule with annual check-ups. In addition to receiving the necessary and recommended immunizations, annual check-ups are very important for:
Tracking Growth and Development
See how much your child has grown in the time since your last visit, and talk with your doctor about your child's development. You can discuss your child's milestones, social behaviors and learning.
Raising concerns. Make a list of topics you want to talk about with your child's pediatrician such as development, behavior, sleep, eating or getting along with other family members. Bring your top three to five questions or concerns with you to talk with your pediatrician at the start of the visit.
Evaluation and Proactive Diagnosis
Screening using a validated tool, evaluation and counseling is provided for specific behavioral conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and smoking cessation. This proactive screening and treatment can prevent harmful behaviors early in a child’s life.
Regular visits create strong, trustworthy relationships among pediatrician, parent and child. The AAP recommends well-child visits as a way for pediatricians and parents to serve the needs of children. This team approach helps develop optimal physical, mental and social health of a child
And be assured, your Hendersonville Pediatrics teams are following strict sanitization protocols for the safety of our patients, family members and our team.