Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Have You Scheduled Your Child's Annual Check Up?

Did you know that the current recommendations for the American Academy of Pediatrics are for children to get a well child exam annually? This has changed within the past few years. The recommendation used to be that they get a well child exam every other year after two years of age.

It may seem early in the year to even think about scheduling your child's check up, but this is when the busy season starts! All children who are entering kindergarten or middle school, who have not had a well child exam within the past year will need one before they register for school! This time of year, our doctors' appointments fill up quick! Some of them are even booked out up to 12 weeks! So if you have not done so already, please call the office as soon as possible to schedule your child's well visit!

To read more on why it is recommended for your child to have a well visit annually, you can read this article provided by healthychildren.org.

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