The Importance of Well-Child Care Exams
By Old Fort Bay Pediatrics
July 26, 2019
Category: Children's Health

You want to do everything you can to protect your child’s health, and well-child care exams are a vital tool to keep your child healthy. Regular well-child visits can help your pediatrician diagnose small medical issues before they can become serious medical problems or illnesses. Dr. Maria Francis at Old Fort Bay Pediatrics in Nassau, Bahamas offers a wide range of children’s healthcare services including well-child care exams to help your child stay healthy—read on to learn more.

How regular appointments help your child

Well-child care exams are an important way to ensure that your child is current on immunizations. Today’s vaccines protect against diseases like polio, measles, meningitis, and others. While these diseases used to cause fatal epidemics with thousands of casualties, your children can stay protected as long as they receive their immunizations.

In addition to administering vaccines, your children's doctor will also perform hearing/vision testing and record important milestones like your child’s height, weight, behavior, social development, and learning abilities. These milestones will then be tracked at regular visits to ensure that your child is on track for excellent growth and development.

The well-child care exam is also an excellent opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you might have about your child’s health, growth, development, or other issues.

The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes a schedule for recommended pediatric healthcare. To view or print the schedule, please click here: https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf

Time for an appointment? Give us a call!

Your child’s health is vitally important, but you don’t have to take care of it alone—Dr. Maria Francis is here to help. To find out more about the importance of well-child care exams and other pediatric services, call Old Fort Bay Pediatrics in Nassau, Bahamas. Dial (242) 377-7050 today to schedule an appointment with your local children's doctor.

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