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Well Child Exam Specialist

Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma

Pediatrics located in Claremore, OK

Your child goes through many periods of growth and development from infancy up through adolescence. The well-child exam monitors your child’s growth and development to make sure they’re growing as expected. Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma in Claremore, Oklahoma, is a full-service pediatric practice that focuses on improving your child’s health and well-being and provides comprehensive well-child exams. To schedule a well-child exam, call the office today!

Well Child Exam Q & A

What is a well-child exam?

A well-child exam is a physical exam that assesses your child’s overall health and well-being. Well-child exams are important because of the many changes a child undergoes before they become an adult. 

Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma is a full-service pediatric practice devoted to making sure you and your family stay healthy and well. The specialists provide well-child exams for children of all ages, starting two days after you bring your newborn baby home from the hospital up until they reach the age of 19.

When should I schedule a well-child exam?

Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma performs well-child exams based on your child’s age. Your child needs a well-child exam at:

  • 2-3 days of age
  • One month
  • Two months
  • Four months
  • Six months
  • Nine months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • Two years
  • 2 1/2 years
  • Three years
  • Four years

After age four, Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma recommends annual well-child exams up until age 19. 

Well-child exams aren’t the same as a sick visit. If your child has an acute illness or injury, Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma offers same-day appointments to provide the immediate care your child needs.

The well-child visit is an overall assessment of your child’s health. 

What happens during a well-child exam?

The specifics of a well-child exam at Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma may depend on your child’s age and health history. However, you can expect your provider to ask detailed questions about your child’s general health and well-being.

Your provider checks your child’s weight, height, and head circumference (up until age three), as well as their temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. The pediatric specialist also evaluates your child's vision and hearing as well as their ears, nose, mouth, and lungs. 

They perform a physical exam, assess reflexes, and conduct developmental screenings.

After your child’s evaluation, your provider at Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma reviews their findings with you and offers recommendations that support your child’s health and wellness needs, such as receiving or updating vaccines.

To ensure continuity of care, Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma makes sure you and your child see the same provider at each well-child visit. 

A well-child exam is an important tool for monitoring your child’s general health, growth, and development. Call Pediatric Practitioners of Oklahoma to schedule a well-child exam today.