Well-child exams are a vital part of preventive health care for children of all ages. At Fulshear Family Medicine based in Fulshear, also convenient to Katy, Texas, the team provides routine well-child exams to carefully track and monitor your child’s development. The team customizes an exam schedule based on your child’s age and health needs, ensuring they receive the highest level of preventive care through all stages of life. Schedule a well child exam today by calling Fulshear Family Medicine today or by requesting an appointment online.
Well-child exams are preventive appointments that your child needs regularly, even when they’re not sick. These exams are designed to evaluate the overall health of your child and identify potential health complications in the earliest stages.
Because not all acute and chronic medical issues show symptoms, well-child exams help your Fulshear Family Medicine provider detect early warning signs of acute and chronic disease as soon as possible, when treatment is most effective.
Well-child exams also ensure your child is achieving certain milestones as they continue to grow and develop and allow your Fulshear Family Medicine provider the opportunity to track any health or behavioral changes from one visit to the next.
Well-child exams begin soon after birth and continue every one to two months until your child reaches the age of two. After that, you can expect to schedule well-child exams each year unless they have existing health conditions that require more frequent evaluations.
Well-child exams are necessary, even when your child is healthy and doesn’t have any medical concerns. If your child becomes ill or has unexplained symptoms or pain, you should schedule a sick visit in between well-child exam appointments.
The Fulshear Family Medicine providers follow the guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics for each well-child exam. During your child’s appointment, your physician reviews your child’s health history, family history, and existing health information.
As part of a physical exam, the Fulshear Family Medicine team evaluates important information about your child, such as their:
Depending on your child’s age, the physicians perform assessments that evaluate their behaviors and development, such as crawling and walking, and communication skills. Your Fulshear Family Medicine provider also discusses your child’s lifestyle, diet, and physical activity.
If your child needs immunizations, well-child exams are a great time to ensure they receive the necessary vaccines. When your child has existing health issues, well-child exams are also an ideal opportunity for the Fulshear Family Medicine staff to review and update their existing treatment plan for conditions like asthma and diabetes.
To schedule a well-child exam for your kids, call Fulshear Family Medicine today or request an appointment using the online booking system.