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Discover the top three reasons why well-child visits are not to be missed.
From the moment your child is born you may feel as if you are always in the pediatrician’s office. So, when these scheduled trips to see our Raleigh, NC, pediatricians Dr. Ceyhun Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra roll around you might just think about skipping out; however, it’s important that you don’t. Even though we provide treatment and care to sick children, our goal through these well-child visits is to prevent diseases and injuries from happening in the first place.
Here’s why these well-child visits are so critical,
Prevent health problems
One of the main reasons to bring your child in for well-child visits is to make sure that they are getting the care they need to prevent acute and chronic diseases from happening in the first place. In fact, something as simple as providing tips on best handwashing practices can go a long way to preventing the spread of germs and to keep your child healthy.
Our team of pediatricians is a wellspring of advice and information that can all be customized to your child’s lifestyle and particular needs. We also provide additional preventive measures including screenings and vaccines to protect your child against communicable diseases.
Catch medical conditions early
From developmental delays to heart conditions, coming in to visit our Raleigh, NC, pediatricians for regular checkups means that we are also able to catch health problems sooner. This means that your child gets the treatment they need faster, which can prevent further complications and issues from happening as they continue to grow. Here at Little Oaks Pediatrics, we are able to diagnose and treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, as well as provide referrals to top-notch cardiologists, allergists and asthma specialists, psychologists and other specialists.
Provide helpful and tailored advice
Everything from injury prevention to sleep habits can also be addressed and improved through simply visiting your child’s pediatrician. Your pediatrician is instrumental in making sure that your child’s lifestyle is conducive to a healthy life. Some of the topics we may discuss during your child’s visit include,
- Diet and proper nutrition (as well as maintaining a healthy weight)
- Getting regular exercise (as well as which activities are best suited to your child based on their health)
- Injury prevention
- Sleep hygiene
If you are looking for award-winning pediatricians here in Raleigh, NC, that can provide your newborn with the medical care they need to grow up healthy and happy then it’s time to call Little Oaks Pediatrics at (919) 720-4876 to schedule your child’s first appointment or to book a consultation with us.
Your child’s health is important, and that’s why well-child visits with your pediatrician can give you peace of mind and help your child stay healthy. The pediatricians at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, North Carolina Dr. Ceyhun "Jay" Ozturk and Dr. Maria Guerra offer pediatric services including well-child visits to help make sure your child enjoys a healthy life.
Regular visits can help prevent illness and make sure your child’s development and growth are normal. It’s also a great way to make sure your child is current on immunizations.
Your child should receive an initial well-child visit within 48-72 hours of birth, at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months and 12 months according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
At the well-child visit, your pediatrician will measure your child’s height, weight, and other essential information. This provides an important baseline for future visits, to make sure your child is on a healthy, normal growth and development track. To find out more about child healthcare recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, you can view or print this handy guide, by clicking on this link: https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf
These visits provide a great opportunity for you to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s eating, sleeping, or behavioral issues.
One of the most important ways well-child visits help your child is by ensuring your child is current on immunizations. Immunizations protect your child from serious diseases like meningitis, hepatitis, or the flu. Immunizations also protect you and other children and adults your child comes into contact with. They are also required for your child to attend daycare or school. For more information about the current immunization schedule from the Centers for Disease Control, please click on this link to view or print a handy list of recommendations:
Regular visits are important to protect your child’s health and give you peace of mind. Don’t wait when it comes to your child’s health. Schedule a visit today by calling the pediatricians at Little Oaks Pediatrics in Raleigh, North Carolina. Call today!