Regular well-child visits with a pediatrician aren’t only for childhood immunizations but also an opportunity to check on other needs besides physical health.
Annual physicals aren’t just for back-to-school, regular visits with your pediatrician provide preventative care for a healthy future. Saban’s pediatric services include medical, dental, nutritional, and behavioral health services for newborns, toddlers, adolescents, and teens. This Whole Person care approach is to ensure that every aspect, not just the physical needs, of your child’s wellbeing, is addressed. Here are some top reasons to meet with your pediatrician today.
Top Four Reasons to Visit Your Pediatrician
- Monitor your child’s developmental milestones
Developmental milestones are skills that most children achieve by a certain age. These milestones include how they play, learn, speak, act, and move. While every child develops at their own pace, there are age-specific developmental milestones that give a general idea to expect at a given age. Your pediatrician can monitor and track these milestones.
- Receive scheduled immunizations
Immunizations are administered based on their age and schedule. Your pediatrician can help develop a plan if you have fallen behind on scheduled immunizations and catch up on vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Receive nutritional advice and information
A well-balanced diet is a key to good health. Your pediatrician, along with other support programs can guide you to resources that provide good nutrition. WIC is a program that provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and family resources to families in Southern California. If you’re pregnant or have a child under the age of five, you may qualify for the WIC program. Ask your pediatrician for more information.
- Answer questions you have about your child’s behavior or mental health
Whole person care includes mental health. Children also struggle with school and home life and could benefit from talking to a mental health professional. Your pediatrician can connect you with one of our mental health professionals and other resources.
Schedule an annual physical or well-child visit with your pediatrician by using the chat feature on our website or by calling (323) 653-1990.