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Your Child's Next Physical

  • 2 Weeks

    This visit is your child's first well visit. This visit is important to ensure that your child is gaining weight appropriately. Feeding, sleep, development and safe baby care will be discussed. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Vanderbilt Post Partum Depression screening for mothers
    • No vaccines at this visit
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, sleep, development and safety
  • 2 Months

    At this visit your child will receive their first set of vaccines to begin to protect them from a variety of communicable diseases including diptheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenza B, hepatitis B, pneumococcus, and rotavirus. Growth and development will also be assessed. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as smiling and cooing
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, elimination, sleep, development and safety
    • Immunizations – DTaP, IPV, HiB, Hep B, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus
  • 4 Months

    Your child’s 4 month visit will include a routine physical exam, an assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance with a focus on solid foods, and routine vaccines. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as rolling over, grasping for toys, and laughing
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, sleep, development and safety
    • Immunizations – DTaP, IPV, HiB, Pneumococcus, Rotavirus
  • 6 Months

    Your child’s 6 month visit will include a routine physical exam, an assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance with a focus on feeding and sleeping, and routine vaccines. If your child is 6 months or older during flu season they will receive their first flu vaccine. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as babbling and sitting with support
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, sleep, development and safety
    • Immunizations – DTaP, IPV, HiB, Pneumococcus,(Flu and Rotavirus if indicated)
  • 9 Months

    At the 9 month visit your child will have their first vision exam with the SPOT machine to check for common vision problems. This visit will also include a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance with a focus on solid food and safety, and routine vaccines. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as sitting, crawling, waving and babbling
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, sleep, development and safety
    • Immunizations – Hep B (Flu if indicated)
    • SPOT vision exam
  • 12 Months

    The one year visit is an exciting time, as your child may begin to talk and walk. Safety and baby-proofing your home is imperative. At this visit expect a finger prick blood test to check your child’s hemoglobin and lead. Vaccines to protect against measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis A will be given. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones including beginning to talk and walk
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, sleep, development and safety
    • Immunizations – MMR, Hep A (Flu if indicated)
    • Hemoglobin and lead screening
  • 15 Months

    At the 15 month visit your child will have a repeat vision exam, routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance and vaccines to protect against chickenpox and pneumococcus. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as walking, talking and pointing
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, development and safety
    • Immunizations – Varicella, Pneumococcus, (Flu if indicated)
    • SPOT vision exam
  • 18 Months

    At the 18 month visit your child will have a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance and routine vaccines. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as running, following directions and pretend play
    • M-CHAT developmental screening questionnaire
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including feeding, development and safety
    • Immunizations – DTaP, IPV, HiB, Hep A (Flu if indicated)
  • 2 Years

    At the 2 year visit your child will have a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, anticipatory guidance and a finger prick blood test to check hemoglobin and lead. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as combining words into short sentences
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including diet, development and safety
    • Hemoglobin and lead screening
    • Immunizations – Flu if indicated
  • 2 ½ Years

    At the 2 ½ year visit your child will have a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, and anticipatory guidance with particular attention devoted to toileting, behavior, and other developmental concerns. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Monitoring of developmental milestones such as language acquisition
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including diet, development, toileting, behavior, and safety
  • 3–5 Years

    Your child should be seen annually for a well child visit to receive a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development, and anticipatory guidance. At these visits we monitor your child’s physical and emotional development as well as preparation for kindergarten. Vaccines given prior to kindergarten include DTaP, Polio, MMR, Varicella and Flu. Screening will include vision, hearing, blood pressure and hemoglobin. School and daycare forms can be found on our forms page and will be filled out at each of your child’s well visits. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including diet, development, safety, and school readiness
    • Vision screen yearly
    • Hearing screen and hemoglobin at 5 year old visit
    • Immunizations given at 4 or 5 – DTaP and Polio combined vaccine, and MMR and Varicella combined vaccine (Flu if indicated)
  • 6–12 Years

    School aged children should be seen annually for a well child visit to receive a routine physical exam, assessment of growth and development and anticipatory guidance. At these visits we monitor your child’s physical, emotional, social and academic development. In addition to their annual Flu vaccine, your child will receive vaccines at their 11-12 year visits to protect them from Tetanus, Pertussis, Meningococcus, and Human Papilloma Virus. Screening will include vision and blood pressure. School forms can be found on our forms page and will be filled out at each of your child’s well visits. Camp or sports forms should be brought in at this time as well. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including diet, exercise and safety
    • Vision and blood pressure screening annually
    • Routine lab work if indicated
    • Immunizations - Tdap, Meningococcus and HPV at 11-12 year visits (Flu if indicated)
  • 13–18 Years

    The teenage years can be an exciting and challenging time as your child grows toward adulthood. Teens should be seen annually for well child visits, and our office extends these visits by 15 minutes to allow your child time to discuss concerns alone with their physician. At these visits we continue to provide a physical exam, assessment of growth and development and anticipatory guidance. We also monitor physical, emotional, social and academic development. All teenagers will be given a short survey to screen for depression. In addition to their annual Flu vaccine, your teen may be given vaccines to protect against Meningococcus and Human Papilloma Virus (if not already completed). School forms can be found on our forms page and will be filled out free of charge at each of your child’s well visits. Camp or sports forms should be brought in at this time as well. At this visit:

    • Full physical exam
    • Assessment of growth and development
    • PHQ-9 depression screen
    • Anticipatory guidance on topics including diet, exercise and safety
    • Vision and blood pressure screening annually
    • Routine lab work if indicated, including a urine screen for those 16 and older
    • Immunizations - Meningococcus and HPV if not completed (Flu if indicated)
  • 19+ Years

    We continue to see our established patients for annual well child visits through college. Please see the 13 years - 18 years tab for details.