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By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
February 05, 2021
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Wellness Visits  

At Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, your pediatrician offers your child a regular schedule of wellness visits from birth through college. Your pediatric team believes these check-ups are indispensable. Learn more about them.

The CDC schedule

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) publishes a well-child visit schedule, along with a vaccine schedule. Your pediatrician in Kaufman, TX, adheres to both; he administers these immunity-building medications at the routine check-up.

What happens at a wellness visit

Your child's wellness exam includes a head to toe assessment, including:

  • Vital signs (blood pressure, respiration, heart rate)
  • Inspection of ears, nose, and throat
  • Tracking of developmental milestones, such as walking, potty training, and more
  • Palpation of lymph nodes and abdomen
  • Measurement of height and weight
  • Hearing and vision acuity tests
  • Determination of stage of puberty
  • Assessment of muscular strength and reflexes
  • Assessment of speech and language development
  • Inspection of skin, hair, and nails

Dr. Lewis will update your child's medical history and complete any paperwork you need for school or daycare.

Come prepared with a list of questions or concerns you may have about your child's, mental, physical, and emotional development. With Dr. Lewis, you'll discuss nutrition, discipline issues, activity level, learning at school, behavior concerns, and management of chronic health conditions, such as ADHD, diabetes, eczema, allergies, and asthma. We can even apply preventive fluoride varnishes to your child's teeth as a proven, easy, and economical guardian against childhood tooth decay.

As your youngster's medical home, Children's Medical Clinics will coordinate and facilitate referrals to outside specialists as needed, and any lab work can be done on-site. We will update medication refills, and we offer in-office EKGs, pulmonary function tests, and more.

Learn more about well-child visits

At Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, your pediatrician and their staff are passionate about pediatric care. Wellness visits are foundational to that care. If it's time for your child's next assessment, call one of our four convenient clinics. Phone (972) 932-1319.

We are open Monday through Friday, and as always, we look forward to seeing you and your child!