The American Academy of Pediatrics has a standard set of visits for children as they are growing. These help parents and their health providers ensure that the children are physically, emotionally, and developmentally gaining their milestones from weight and language, to motor skills and social engagement. The visits are more frequent for children under age three and on a yearly basis thereafter. With our membership model, we will be able to do more in-depth evaluations if they are called for and spend more time with families to discuss topics such as safety, healthy environment, parenting and anticipatory guidance to help you bring forth your child’s talents. Our goal is to guide you and your child to a lifetime of healthy habits and healthy living.
Infants and toddlers
In the first year of life, we plan to see your baby seven or more times just for well-baby care. We have standard goals for weight and developmental milestones that we will check starting at birth and subsequently at months 1, 2, 4, 6, 9 and 12. The second year of life is a little more relaxed to 15, 18, and 24 months. The following year we will plan on visiting at the 30 and 36-month marks.
Preschool and beyond
After 3 years old we will monitor a healthy child once yearly through high school graduation and possibly beyond. These are the basic visits for well child care and any concerns or sick visits can be scheduled separately.