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By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
May 14, 2021
Category: Child Health Care

If you want the best health care for your child, you shouldn't neglect visiting Dr. Turner Lewis, your pediatrician by waiting for your child to be ill. Well-child care visits with your Kaufman, TX, pediatrician serving Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt County at the Children's Medical Clinics are important for your child's optimal health.

Well Child Care Visits

The American Pediatrics Academy recommends routine visits to your pediatrician from as early as the first week of birth till their 21st birthday. During the early years of your child's life, these checkups are more frequent but as your child ages, they become almost an annual event.

Preventive Care

Your pediatrician, Dr. Lewis, will advise you on how best to avoid injury to your kid. Protective measures such as the right car seat and fire safety are important for keeping your child safe.

Furthermore, your child's doctor will immunize your child to protect them from preventable illnesses. Your child's doctor will answer all your questions about vaccines.

Monitor Development

Your child's first step and first words are precious moments in your child's life. However, you can't truly determine your child's developmental progress without expert help.

At Children's Medical Clinics, your Kaufman, TX, pediatrician's offices serving Rockwall & Dallas County, Dr. Lewis can monitor your child's milestones and development. He can also suggest interventions to help your child catch up if they're running behind.

Document your child's progress and share this new information with your pediatrician during your next visit.

Answer Your Questions

Taking care of a child can be a challenge on its own and it can sometimes feel like there are too many questions and not enough answers. Your pediatrician at Children's Medical Clinics is there to guide you each step of the way. During your next pediatric appointment, you can get expert guidance from your pediatrician.

Call (972) 932-1319 to book a consultation with Dr. Lewis, your Kaufman, TX, pediatrician serving Dallas, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties at Children's Medical Clinics today.

By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
March 04, 2021
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Skin Care  

Skincare is a topic that most adults understand, but what you might not know is that skincare is important at every age. It’s important to teach your child healthy skin care habits as early as possible. At Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, your pediatrician can help you develop a skincare routine that’s simple and protects your child’s skin from harm.

What Goes into a Proper Skincare Routine?
 

A proper skincare routine for a child should be quite simple. Starting at two years old, try combining washing their face into their routine of brushing their teeth. You can get a gentle cleanser meant for young children and follow up by using a lightweight lotion. It’s important to keep your child engaged, so consider making skincare a game. Have your child copy you during your skincare routine. In doing this, you get the added benefit of keeping yourself accountable in your own routine!

As your child gets older, their skin will be ready to handle more in terms of products. When they hit age six, this is a great time to include a gentle toner to balance their skin pH. Your Kaufman, TX, pediatrician will be able to guide you in the right direction of what products to get if you’re unsure.

As your child hits the teen years, skincare will be extremely important as they battle puberty. Having a balanced skincare routine will help with the stress of acne and will help ensure that they keep their skin healthy and protected.

Most importantly, at every age, is to apply sunscreen any time your child is spending time outside. Even in the winter sun, sunscreen is most important to protect your child’s skin and protect from harmful UV rays.

Contact Your Pediatrician Today!

If you have any questions about what goes into skincare and what products might be best for your child, feel free to contact your pediatrician at Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, at (972) 932-1319 today!

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!

By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas  
November 30, 2020
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: asthma   Asthma Attack  

How your pediatricians in Kaufman, Texas can help if your child has asthma

An asthma attack can be a frightening experience. When it’s hard to breathe, it’s easy to panic. The good news is, you can do a lot to prevent an asthma attack, and your doctor can help.

The pediatricians at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, Texas offer comprehensive pediatric medical care services, including effective treatments to manage asthma.

So, how do you know if your child has asthma? Your doctor can do some diagnostic testing to determine your child's level of lung function and other factors. A thorough medical examination and symptom history are also important ways to diagnose asthma. Asthma signs and symptoms often become worse with physical activity. Some common signs and symptoms of asthma include:

  • Wheezing and coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness and discomfort

Asthma often goes hand-in-hand with allergies. Your doctor may recommend allergy testing to find out what your child is allergic to. One of the most effective ways to prevent an asthma attack is by minimizing your child's exposure to allergens.

Other ways to prevent an asthma attack include:

  • Keeping your pets off of furniture and your child's bedroom
  • Keeping your windows and doors closed during spring and summer allergy season
  • Taking long-term asthma medications
  • Keeping the asthma rescue inhaler handy, especially when your child is active
  • Avoiding exposure to cigarette smoke

Your doctor can recommend an effective treatment plan to keep your child's asthma under control and minimize the risk of an asthma attack. Current Allergy and asthma treatments include:

  • Allergy shots
  • Sublingual immunotherapy
  • Long-term asthma medications
  • Short-term rescue inhalers

An asthma attack is serious and can be life-threatening. Your child may be having an asthma attack if your child is suddenly gasping for air, or can’t speak because of breathing problems. You need to seek out emergency services immediately.

You don’t have to live in fear of your child having an asthma attack. You and your doctor can do a lot to help your child breathe better and prevent an asthma attack. To find out more about allergy and asthma treatment, call the pediatricians of Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, Texas at (972) 932-1319. Call today!

By Children's Medical Clinics
March 10, 2020
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Preventive Care  

Well-child visits, or regular checkups, offer parents crucial details about the emotional, social, and physical development and growth of their child. These regular appointments also provide parents the chance to obtain relevant advice and ask questions pertinent to their child’s wellbeing. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, once children become one-year-olds, they should have regular visits with their pediatrician every three months until they are two years old, every six months until they’re two and a half years old, and at least once yearly when they turn six years old, even if they’re not sick.

Here at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, we ensure that each well-child visit under the care of our pediatrician, Dr. C. Turner Lewis III, is comfortable and productive for you and your child.

What to Expect During a Well-Child Checkup

During each well-child checkup, your pediatrician will take specific measurements and give vaccinations based on your child’s vaccination schedule. Screenings will also be performed whenever needed. Weight and height will be checked, and the circumference of your child’s head will also be measured until he or she reaches 36 months old. Starting at three years old, blood pressure will likewise be measured at every checkup.

Your pediatrician will also monitor your child’s developmental progression and compare it to the last checkup’s results. For instance, your pediatrician may ask whether your 18-month-old kid has started talking or whether your five or six-year-old child has started reading. Further, your pediatrician will ask about your child’s behavior to determine if their behavior is age-appropriate. It is immensely vital to discuss these types of development and behavioral issues so that you can work together to develop appropriate solutions to these issues.

In addition, your pediatrician in Kaufman, TX, will likewise conduct a thorough physical exam. Aside from checking your child’s heart, abdomen, lungs, spine, genitals, head, eyes, neck, arms, nose, ears, mouth, and legs, your pediatrician may also ask your child to do certain tasks. For example, your child may be asked to run or walk to test their gross motor skills and manipulate tiny objects using their hands to test fine motor skills.
 

Tome For a Checkup? Give Us a Call

To schedule your child’s well-child checkup with our pediatrician, Dr. C. Turner Lewis III, call us at Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, at (972) 932-1319. We also serve the Dallas and Rockwell counties.