Periodic well checkups are effective for the evaluation of general health, as well as behavioral and socio-emotional development. This is a time for guidance and for getting your concerns and questions addressed. Vaccines are frequently given at this time to prevent illness and save lives. I believe in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and I follow the recommended schedule for pediatric and adolescent immunizations.
Hearing and vision screenings may be performed at this time. Age appropriate lab tests, including Hemoglobin checks, Lead screens, and a urine screen may be performed as well.