Well-Child Pediatric Visits in Santa Barbara, CA
As a child grows and develops, especially during the early stages of life, it is best for pediatricians to monitor their development through a series of regularly scheduled pediatric visit appointments. These are known as well-child visits.
Dr. Charish Barry and her team of pediatric specialists are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to infants, children, and teens throughout the Santa Barbara area. Their concierge-style approach ensures that children receive personalized care. To schedule a well-child visit at our pediatric clinic in Santa Barbara, please call (805) 845-1221.
Well-Child Visit Schedule
Each well-child visit is strategically planned based on the child’s age. These types of appointments provide an excellent opportunity for a pediatrician to examine the child and determine whether or not they are meeting the normal developmental milestones.
Children are advised by the American Academy of Pediatrics to attend a pediatric visit at the following ages:
- 2 – 5 days
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 2 and a half years
Once the child reaches 3 years of age, it is recommended that they participate in a well-child visit once each year until they are 21 years old.
Primary Purpose of Regular Pediatric Visits
The biggest benefit to bringing your kid to regular well-child visits is to prevent potential physical, mental, or social issues such as:
- Childhood diseases
- Sleep disorders
- Abnormalities in height, weight, or head circumference
- Behavior disorders such as ADHD, OCD, etc.
Immunizations are often administered at well-child visits in order to avoid potential illnesses. Parents may also wish to discuss safety protocols for their home or the child’s school.
An added benefit to seeing a pediatrician so often during the first few months and years of a child’s life is that it gives parents the perfect opportunity to bond closely with their family physician. This greatly increases the likelihood that parents will reach out or ask additional questions of their pediatrician, which can substantially improve the health of the child.
Schedule a Well-Child Visit at Petite Pediatrics
Dr. Barry offers concierge-style care that is designed to provide highly personalized care to infants, children, and teens throughout the Santa Barbara area. She and her team of highly trained nurse practitioners will take the time to answer any questions you may have. To schedule a well-child visit at our pediatric clinic in Santa Barbara, please call Petite Pediatrics at (805) 845-1221.