We offer a comprehensive range of care from infancy through adolescence and the college years to help your child maintain optimal health and wellness. The following are some of the services that we offer:
Well-Child Care Exams
Sick Child Diagnosis and Treatment
Vision and Hearing Screening
Dietary and Nutrition Guidance
Asthma evaluation and guidance
Adolescent Counseling Services
Evaluation of School/Learning Difficulties
Health Maintenance Services
Well Visit and Immunization Schedule
Scheduling regular well-child visits is very important to your child's health. Well-child visits serve to track you child's development and growth, administer recommended vaccinations, detect potential health problems, and allow you the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your child's doctor.
Our typical well-child visit schedule is below. We also recommend annual influenza vaccination starting at 6 months of age.
Age of Visit Immunization and Evaluation
1-2 days after hospital dischargeHepatitis B #1 (if not received in hosptial)
1 month -Hep B # 2 Evaluation of Development and Growth
2 monthsDTaP-IPV-HIB #1, Prevnar 13 #1, Rotavirus #1 (oral)
4 monthsDTaP-IPV-HIB #2, Prevnar 13 #2, Rotavirus #2 (oral)
6 monthsDTaP-IPV-HIB #3, Prevnar 13 #3, Rotavirus #3 (oral)
9 months Evaluation for Lead and Anemia ; ASQ -3 Development screen
12 months MMR # 1Varicella #1, Hepatitis A #1, Prevnar #4;
15 months HIB #4
18 months DtaP #4, Hepatitis A #2; MCHAT and ASQ-3 Development screen
2 years Evaluation for Lead and Anemia; MCHAT and ASQ -3 Development screen
2 1/2 years Evaluation of Development and Growth
3 years Evaluation of Development and Growth ; ASQ -3 Development screen
4 years DTaP , IPV, MMR/Varicella booster; Vision and Hearing Screen ; ASQ -3 Development screen
5-10 yrs -Annual health supervision exam that includes a physical exam, Vision and Hearing screen, laboratory testing if appropriate as well as developmental, behavioral and learning assessment
11 years Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis booster), Meningococcal vaccine
12 and up Gardasil (HPV vaccine); Annual health supervision visit.
Meningococcal vaccine booster at 16 years.
Adolescent Health Maintenance Visit
Regular annual office visits for adolescents are important to prevent illness and promote a healthy lifestyle. There are many physical and developmetal changes and challenges during the adolescent years. Our goal as your child's pediatrician is to guide your child during this developmental period and to promote your child's own interest in his or her health and well-being. During adolescent health maintenance visits, adolescent risk-taking behaviors and prevention will be discussed. To respect your child's privacy, we will ask you to leave the room for part of the adolescent visit to discuss any questions your teenager may have for us. After the exam, we will bring you back into the room to review our findings and address any questions or concerns you may have for your child.
We strongly believe that adolescents should continue to see their pediatrician through the college years. As your child's pediatrician, we not only have the necessary expertise in adolescent health and well-being, but also a long-standing relationship of trust with your child.