Children visit the doctor a lot, so we want to make sure you understand what your child’s visit will entail whether you visit us for a well child check-up or to diagnose and treat a sickness or health condition. For your convenience, our office waiting area is separated into sick and well visit areas to prevent the spread of germs and illness.
Good health starts with prevention, and we recommend that all of our patients follow a well child examination schedule. Routine check-ups are essential to maintaining your child’s health. At a typical well child check-up, we examine your child’s physical growth and conduct developmental screenings. It is also during well child check-ups that we administer immunizations to keep your child safe and protected from preventable diseases.
We recommend the following preventive care schedule:
|Weight Check||:||Newborn (2-3 days after hospital discharge)|
|Check-Up||:||2 Weeks Old|
|Check-Up and Immunizations||:||2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 Months Old|
|Check-Up and Immunizations||:||Annually Through Age 4|
|Hearing, Vision Screening||:||Before Starting Kindergarten|
|Check-Up||:||Annually for Ages 5 -10|
|Check-Up and Immunizations||:||Age 11|
|Check-Up||:||Every Two Years for Ages 12 – 18|
Although children often catch small colds and viruses that are manageable from the comfort of home, some types of sickness require pediatric attention. Our office values our patients’ health, which is why we offer same-day sick visit appointments. Bringing your child to his or her pediatrician, rather than a hospital or urgent care facility, ensures he or she feels comfortable in the office setting, and also ensures the individualized attention that you will come to know from Dr. Barroso and her staff.
We can diagnose most our patients using the fast results provided from our in-office lab work and health screening process. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan designed to have your child well as soon as possible.
If you live in or around Macon, call our offices or fill out an online appointment request form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Barroso today. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have and look forward to serving you as your pediatric care provider.