Our practice follows the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommended schedule for well child care. During the first three years of life, our primary focus during well visits is to monitor each child's growth and development, identify and treat developmental or medical problems, give routine childhood immunizations and provide education and guidance to parents. Topics we commonly discuss include nutrition, sleep questions, speech development, toilet training, school readiness, sibling and family issues, as well as the normal developmental expectations for each stage of early childhood. When you schedule these visits well in advance, you may request your physician of choice.

You can schedule well visits up to 3-4 months in advance. It is recommended that you call or stop by the front desk to make an appointment as soon as you can after your child’s most recent visit. You will receive a reminder call regarding your scheduled appointment. Below is the recommended schedule.

1st 3-5 days (V. Delivery) / 2 wks (C. Section)
2nd 2 weeks
3rd 1 month
4th 2 months
5th 3 months
6th 4 months
7th 5 months
8th 6 months
9th 8 months
10th 10 months
11th 12 months
12th 15 months
13th 18 months
14th 24 months
15th 30 months
16th 36 months
Subsequent Visits Once every year thereafter

Choosing a Doctor

We know that making a decision on a specific doctor in the practice can be difficult. You may have been referred to a specific doctor. If you are able to make it to a meet-and-greet then you will be able to meet one of the doctors, and depending on who sees your baby in the nursery, you may make your decision that way. There may be several visits within the first month of your baby’s life. We realize that this is an important decision, and prefer that one of our doctors gets to know your child well. This will help with continuity of care and with communication to the other doctors in the practice. Most certainly you will come to know each of us at some point or another for the common illnesses children tend to get. Most families get comfortable with 2 or 3 physicians, so that if their regular doctor is not in that day, they can see someone else that they feel comfortable with.

Tips for your child's shot visit.