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Well Child Exams

Peds 4 Kids

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Rego Park, NY

As your child grows and develops with each passing day, you deserve the confidence of knowing his or her development is on track. Peds 4 Kids in Rego Park, New York, offers well-child visits for children and teens up to age 21. The practice’s doctor, Daniela Atanassova-Lineva, MD, holds board certifications in pediatric and adolescent medicine. To book a well-child visit, call today or use the convenient online scheduling tool.

Well Child Exams Q & A

When do I schedule well-child visits?

Infancy and childhood are times of rapid growth and development. Because of this, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the following schedule for well-child visits:

  • By 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Age 2
  • Age 2 1/2
  • Age 3

After age 3, your child should visit Peds 4 Kids at least once a year until age 21. Depending on your child’s health and whether she or he has a chronic condition, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may recommend seeing your child more often.

In addition, it’s always a good idea to contact Peds 4 Kids whenever your child seems ill. The practice offers same-day appointments for your convenience.

What happens at a well-child visit?

Once you and your child arrive at Peds 4 Kids, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva takes his or her weight and height and plots the figures on a growth chart. A growth chart helps make sure your child is on track compared with other children the same age and gender.

Dr. Atanassova-Lineva also takes a complete medical history and performs a physical exam. Your child may be screened for:

  • Anemia
  • Tuberculosis
  • High cholesterol

If you’re worried about your child’s weight, your well-child visit is a good opportunity to talk about weight management and nutritional counseling, which is available at Peds 4 Kids.

Peds 4 Kids makes sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. Depending on his or her age, it might be time for:

  • Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis booster (Tdap)
  • First HPV vaccine
  • First meningococcal vaccine

A well-child checkup is also a good time to ask about any changes you’ve observed in your child’s behavior or development.

What happens at an adolescent well-child visit?

As your teen goes through puberty, his or her checkup includes different tests than when he or she was younger, such as screenings for:

  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Scoliosis
  • High blood pressure

As your teenager develops, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may discuss sexual health with them. You may also want to talk about when your daughter should start seeing a gynecologist. Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may check your son for hernias and talk to him about how to do a self-exam to look for signs of testicular cancer.

If your teen plays sports, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may discuss how to stay healthy and avoid injuries.

If you’ve been seeking expert pediatric or adolescent care for your child or teen, Peds 4 Kids offers a pediatrician who is board certified in both pediatric and adolescent medicine. Call today or schedule a consultation online.