Danvers Family Doctors, P.C.
Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice
located in Danvers, MA
Pediatrics Q & A
When do children need to see their doctor?
Children should see their doctor on a regular basis, unless they need to go to urgent care or get treatment for an unexpected illness. A baby’s first visit to a pediatrician typically takes place when they are just a few days old. Baby visits are typically scheduled at 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months of age. On or around their first birthday, children should see their doctor. After that, you can schedule visits every six months, usually when your child is 15, 24, 30, or 36 months old. Once a year, well-child visits are scheduled after the age of three.
How are well-child visits carried out?
Guardians are free to be with their youngsters to assist with keeping them quiet and blissful during great kid visits. To determine a child’s growth rate, the healthcare provider examines their height, weight, and other relevant measurements. A discussion of developmental milestones like talking, crawling, and walking is also part of well-child visits. During the visit, the child may receive any vaccinations that are due. A well-child visit is a great time for parents to ask the healthcare provider any specific questions or concerns they may have about their child’s health.
Are children required to receive vaccinations?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommend vaccinations. For children who are in good health, there are specific vaccination schedules that are recommended, and those schedules can be altered for children who have health issues that necessitate delaying vaccinations. Children are best protected from contracting diseases like chickenpox, hepatitis, mumps, and measles through vaccinations. The staff at Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. is happy to assist parents who have questions or concerns about vaccinations.
What is a pediatric emergency?
Growing up involves falling and tumbling. As a parent, it may be challenging to distinguish between minor and serious injuries. Parents can get help from Danvers Family Doctors if their child gets hurt. Some injuries require immediate office treatment, others necessitate an emergency room visit, and still others can be treated at home. The team at Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. makes every effort to help parents in these kinds of situations.