Find out about wellness visits and why they are necessary for all children.
Even before you bring your baby home from the hospital you will have chosen a pediatrician that will provide them with regular care. A pediatrician is going to be an integral part of your child’s healthcare, and our Smithtown, NY, pediatrician Dr. Christine Danzi-Hacken takes this job seriously. Dr. Danzi-Hacken and her team focus on preventive strategies for keeping your little bundle of joy healthy, and one of the best ways is through regular wellness visits.
These wellness visits, also referred to as well-child visits, include,
- Physical examinations
- Documenting developmental milestones
- Checking vitals
- Recording height and weight
- Providing tips and advice regarding your child’s lifestyle and health
Even if your child is in the best of health, it’s still important that you keep up with wellness visits with our Smithtown, NY, pediatrician. Plus, these visits are also a great time for parents to ask Dr. Danzi-Hacken questions about their child’s health, from weight concerns to sleep hygiene. We can answer any questions during these visits, so make sure to jot your questions down ahead of time and bring them to the appointment with you.
How often do I need to bring my child in for wellness visits?
How often you bring your child into our practice will depend on your child’s age and whether or not they are dealing with certain developmental disorders or health problems. Newborns will come into our practice regularly for the first six months of life, with the first visit occurring only days after leaving the hospital.
Trying to keep all these appointments straight can be confusing, but the American Academy of Pediatrics provides this helpful timetable regarding when to bring your child into our pediatrician’s office for wellness visits and what to expect at these appointments.
Whether you are looking for a pediatrician in the Long Island or Smithtown, NY, area, or you need to schedule your child’s next wellness visit with us, call Commack Pediatric Partners at (631) 864-6440.