Well Child Exam Specialist

Yee Medicine And Pediatric Associates -  - Internal Medicine

Yee Medicine And Pediatric Associates

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Englewood, NJ & Wyckoff, NJ

Well-child care visits are preventive exams to ensure your child is developing healthfully and to provide treatments if your doctor discovers any concerns. With his extensive training in both internal medicine and pediatrics, Sau Yan Yee, MD, of Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates is a go-to practitioner for children of all ages. You can book your child’s well-child exam at the Wyckoff or Englewood, New Jersey, clinic locations by requesting an appointment online or over the phone.

Well Child Exam Q & A

What happens during a well-child care exam?

Well-child exams are tailored based on your child’s age, overall health, and any current symptoms. These comprehensive head-to-toe visits can include:

  • Urinalysis
  • Height and weight check
  • Vaccinations or boosters
  • Neurological evaluations
  • Eyes and ears check
  • Body temperature check
  • On-site blood draws
  • Listening to heart rhythm, breathing, and stomach sounds

Your pediatric practitioner also talks with you about your child’s habits, sleep patterns, and school performance, if they’re of school age.

How often does my child need a checkup?

It depends on their age. Your child experiences dramatic growth during their first few years of life and to ensure they’re developing properly, frequent pediatric exams are essential. During their first few years of life, your little one needs a well-baby exam every few months. As long as your child is generally healthy by age 3, they typically only need to come into Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates once a year.

Once your child reaches school age, their school or sporting club might require specialized exams. In this case, you can request a school or sports physical as needed, or combine it with your child’s annual physical.

Of course if at any time, your little one gets sick outside of their regularly scheduled well-child care visits, you can always come into Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates for sick visits.

How do I prepare for a well-child care visit?

You can do a few simple things to prepare for your child’s well-child care visit at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates. Depending on any medical issues your child has been through since your last visit, or any school or sports requirements, it can be helpful to:

  • Bring in medical records from any other provider your child has seen
  • Make a list of any medications they take, as well as the dosages
  • Bring in any forms needed for school or sports
  • Write down your questions or concerns

It can also be helpful to make sure your child is well-rested. Little ones, in particular, can be fussy and uncomfortable during doctor’s exams if they’re tired. Planning for exams first thing in the morning or after naps is often helpful for some parents.

Schedule your child’s well-child care exam at Yee Medicine and Pediatric Associates today. You can either request an appointment online or over the phone with either office location.