For the first three years of your child’s life, we at Alzein Pediatric Associates check health, development and growth every few months, keeping you informed of progress and attending to any concerns promptly. After age 3, you may think the only time your child needs to visit us is in the event of an illness, injury or school or sports physical.
In reality, a yearly wellness check up is vital to your child’s continuing good health. An annual exam when there is no illness or injury present gives our doctors a comprehensive understanding of your child’s milestones, growth, nutrition, safety and emotional well-being.
As a parent, it can be difficult to judge if your child is maintaining a healthy weight. A yearly height and weight check can help your child avoid obesity or an eating disorder. We can provide nutritional and physical activity guidelines to help your child stay healthy for a lifetime.
Making sure your child’s immunizations are up to date is a critical component of their ongoing health. We at Alzein Pediatric Associates will always check immunizations at an annual visit. When your child is unable to be vaccinated for health reasons, we can counsel you on avoiding infections.
When concerns are raised about your child’s learning challenges, behavioral issues or emotional health, exploring those concerns with our medical staff can help. We can work as a team with family, your child’s school and other health professionals to resolve any issues with the very latest best practices, helping your child achieve academic, emotional and behavioral goals.
As your child grows and matures, you both may have questions about what to expect physically and emotionally during puberty. If you are uncomfortable talking about these changes and other sexual health matters, Alzein Pediatric Associates can answer your child’s questions in a professional manner.
Alzein Pediatric Associates will also be on the alert for symptoms of tobacco, alcohol and drug use, helping your child understand both the short- and long-term health ramifications of such behavior.
We’ll also examine your child’s:
eyes and vision
ears and hearing
sleep habits at any age
fine and large motor skills and coordination
risk for anemia, tuberculosis and other conditions
Your child’s yearly exam keeps them healthy in hundreds of ways. Alzein Pediatric Associates are here to help your child reach his full potential – from cradle to college!
Not sure of your child’s last visit? Call our office at 708-424-7600 and we’ll check! Click here to schedule a wellness appointment that fits your schedule, including evenings and weekends.
TIP – each year when you celebrate your child’s birthday, make her wellness appointment with us too!