Well-child checkups are important for maintaining good health, tracking growth, and for the detection and prevention of illness and developmental problems. Our practice follows the well-child checkup schedule as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The regular well-child visit also serves as an opportune time to communicate and discuss any issues or concerns you may have regarding your child’s development, social behaviors, and learning.
What to Expect - Physical Exam Measurements & Screenings
- Head circumference (babies)
- Blood pressure (aged 3 and up)
- Urine specimen (aged 3 and up)
- Hearing screen (Kindergarten physical)
- Vision screen (Kindergarten physical)
Vaccines will be administered at appropriate visits according to a schedule approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control.
Regular Well-Child Checkup Schedule
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends well visits at the following ages:
|2-5 days||1 month||2 months||4 months|
|6 months||9 months||12 months||15 months|
|18 months||2 years||2.5 years||3+ years|
After 3 years of age, an annual checkup is recommended.
If you need to schedule a well-child visit for your child, please contact our office.
Sick Child Visits
Sick child visits are typically same-day appointments to address acute problems such as earache, sore throat, fever, or vomiting/diarrhea.
While we make every effort to see sick children as quickly as possible, please call our office ahead of time so that we can schedule an appointment to minimize your wait time.
If your child is in need of a sick child visit please contact our office to schedule an appointment. If your child is experiencing a potentially life-threatening illness or injury, call 911 or contact your nearest hospital emergency department for assistance.
Prenatal / Newborn Visits
As a soon-to-be parent, one of the most important decisions to make is choosing the pediatrician that can best care for your child. Our office welcomes and encourages prenatal visits as an exciting opportunity for you to tour our facilities, meet our providers, and have questions answered about what to expect in the first few days.
When your baby is born at the hospital, they will be seen by the hospital’s attending neonatal pediatricians. After you are discharged, please contact us to schedule your baby’s first visit, which typically should happen within the first or second week of life.
If you would like to schedule a prenatal or newborn visit, please contact our office.
While our bodies have some natural immunities that can help us ward off disease, we aren’t naturally immune to all diseases. Vaccines are essential for maintaining good health. They help your body develop important disease-fighting antibodies that keep serious diseases at bay and promote optimal wellness throughout childhood and adulthood. While most vaccines will offer immunity over a lifetime, there are some that periodically need boosting in order for the benefits to remain in effect.
Our practice offers a full array of vaccines that are recommended for administration during childhood by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (DTaP)
- Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HepA)
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Influenza (Flu)
- Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal disease (PCV)
- Polio (IPV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
For additional information on the importance of vaccines and immunizations, please visit the Centers for Disease Control.
The Georgia Department of Public Health requires screening of vision, hearing, dental health, and nutrition for every child prior to their enrollment in public school. The main purpose of these examinations is to ensure early detection of health problems so parents can seek prompt treatment for their children.
Sports / Camp
A pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) is required prior to participation in organized athletic programs in middle school and high school. This exam may also be required by sports camps or any camp where strenuous physical activity is involved. The main purpose of the examination is to determine general health, fitness level, risk of injury, and physical well-being prior to engaging in sports.
If your child is in need of a physical prior to starting public school or participating in organized sports, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.