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Checkups

2-5 Day Visit


Congratulations! Your baby is finally here. Newborns are wonderful, but exhausting! Having friends or family around to provide extra help and support can be very helpful. Make sure all visitors wash their hands well. Your baby’s first visit to our office takes place during his or her first week of life, usually 1-2 days after you are discharged from the hospital. We do a lot at this visit, including: Check your baby’s weight. Monitor for signs of jaundice. Check to see how your baby is feeding. Answer questions about your new baby. Immunizations: HEP B #1 (if not given in hospital)
Helpful Info: Newborn Appearance Questions




2 Week Visit


The 2 Week Visit is a time to talk about how your family is acclimating to the newest addition. Feeding, bowel habits and sleeping are common topics. Babies usually lose weight right after birth. By 2 weeks of age, your baby will likely have regained his or her birth weight. Please remember that it is important to always put your baby to sleep on his or her back in a flat, firm and separate sleep space to reduce the risk of SIDS. As always, we are here to answer questions and offer anticipatory guidance. We do a lot at this visit, including: Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Remind you to give your baby a daily supplement of 400 IU of vitamin D drops. Immunizations: None Tests/Screens/Assessments: Newborn Screen (PKU) Helpful Info: Vitamin D for Babies, Back to Sleep




2 Month Visit


Many babies seem more fussy or colicky at this age. Be patient. Colicky babies eventually outgrow their crying phase. Keeping your baby safe is the most important thing you can do. Even if you feel frustrated, handle your baby gently and reach out for help to friends, relatives or your pediatrician if the crying is getting to be too much. If you need a break and no one is available to help you, place your baby on his/her back gently in a safe space such as a crib or bassinet and take a few minutes to calm down.

We do a lot at this visit, including:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s first set of immunizations. Immunizations are safe, effective, and keep your child and our community healthy. During this visit, you will be able to discuss any questions you may have about immunizations. Immunizations: Pediarix (DTap#1, IPV#1, HEP B#1), PCV#1, HIB#1, Rotavirus#1 Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Crying Baby - Before 3 Months Old




4 Month Visit


Your baby is becoming more active and verbal. Be careful not to leave your baby unattended, especially on a bed, couch, or counter. They move faster than you think! Babies need only breast milk or iron fortified formula for the first 4-6 months of life. We will talk at this appointment about the appropriate time to introduce solid foods and what foods to introduce first.

At this visit we will:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s immunizations. Discuss when to start feeding your baby solid foods Screen for post-partum depression. Immunizations: Pediarix ( DTap#2, IPV#2, HEP B), PCV#2, HIB#2, Rotavirus #2 Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Starting Solid Foods




6 Month Visit


Your baby will begin to move more and will be able to sit up independently for short periods of time. Now is the time to start baby-proofing your house if you haven't already done so. You should move the mattress in your baby's crib down to the lowest level.

At this visit we will:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s immunizations. Discuss the introduction of fluoridated water to encourage the development of strong and healthy teeth. If you have city or rural water, your water is fluoridated. If you have well water, you should have your water tested for fluoride before offering it to your baby. Screen for post-partum depression. Immunizations: Pediarix ( DTaP#3, HepB#3, IPV#3), HIB#3, PCV#3, Rotavirus#3, Influenza vaccine (during flu season) may be given as early as age 6 months but it should be given at least 1 month after PCV. Children under age 9 years should receive 2 doses, 1 month apart, if it is their first time receiving the Influenza vaccine to ensure an adequate immunity reaction.
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish
Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Starting Solid Foods




9 Month Visit


Your baby may be starting to crawl, pulling to a stand, and cruising on furniture. Babies will want to touch everything; this is how they learn. This is a messy time! Have fun and be patient.

At this visit we will:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Discuss your baby's upcoming dental care. Your baby should see a dentist at 1 year of age. You should be brushing your child's teeth with an infant toothbrush and a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste. We will provide you with a list of dentists and encourage you to schedule your baby's first appointment. Immunizations: Influenza vaccine (during flu season) Children under age 9 years should receive 2 doses, 1 month apart, if it is their first time receiving the Influenza vaccine to ensure an adequate immunity reaction.
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish
Helpful Info: Important Milestones. Please Complete Before Your Visit: Ages and Stages Questionnaire




12 Month Visit


At this age, your baby can transition from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk, however it is healthy to continue breast milk if that is what you prefer for your baby. Most babies need 3 meals, 2-3 snacks per day, and no more than 16-20 ounces of whole cow's milk per day. Your baby will be able to eat many of the foods you eat, but be careful to avoid small, hard foods that can cause choking. It is time to wean your child from the bottle and offer all liquids in a sippy cup. It is much easier to wean your child now than if you wait until they are older - avoid cavities and additional tears and make the change now!

Your baby will be outgrowing the infant carrier car seat. Continue to have your baby in a rear facing car seat until age 2.

At this visit we will:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s immunizations. Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your baby’s teeth. Immunizations: HepA #1, MMR #1, VARICELLA #1, HIB #4, PCV #4 Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, TB Surveillance, Anemia Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Playing Is How Toddlers Learn




15 Month Visit


Your child may be able to climb and run, so be sure to safety proof your home. Poison control is available 24 hours a day: 1-800-222-1222 - keep this number handy in your cell phone and on your refrigerator.

At this visit we will:
Measure your baby’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s immunizations. Immunizations: DTap #4 Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Fluoride Varnish, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance. If your child was anemic at their 12 month visit, Anemia Surveillance follow up will be done at their 15 month visit. Helpful Info: Choking Prevention, First Aid for Infants and Children.




18 Month Visit


At 18 months, your child understands much more than he or she can say in words. Use words to describe your child’s feelings and gestures. Read and sing to your child often. When reading, use simple words to talk about the pictures. At this visit we will: Measure your child’s weight, length and head size and record on a growth curve. Provide your baby’s immunizations. Review your child’s development with you using the M-CHAT developmental questionnaire (autism screening tool) and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your baby’s teeth. Discuss temper tantrums. Immunizations: HepA#2
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MCHAT Questionnaire, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish.
Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Toddler Growth & Development
Please Complete Before Your Visit: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MCHAT Questionnaire




24 Month Visit


At this age, your 2 year old may go from trying to be independent to clinging to you; this is normal. It is better for toddlers to play than to watch TV. Even having television playing in the background interrupts healthy toddler play - background music is a better choice. At this visit we will: Measure your child’s weight, length, head size and Body mass index and record on a growth curve. Most of our patients do not have immunizations due at this visit. Your child may need immunizations if they are behind on their shots. Review your child’s development with you using the MCHAT (Autism screening tool) questionnaire. Test for lead exposure with a finger prick in the office. Screen your baby for amblyopia (lazy eye) with our ocular photoscreen device. Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your child's teeth. Discuss toilet training and time out.
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MCHAT Questionnaire, TB Surveillance, Anemia Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish. Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Playground Safety Please Complete Before Your Visit: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, MCHAT Questionnaire




30 Month Visit


Your baby is not really a baby anymore. They are firmly in the toddler years. One moment they seem so big and the next still very small. This is the "do-it-myself time."

Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish.
Helpful Info: Top Tips for Surviving Tantrums
Please Complete Before Your Visit: Ages and Stages Questionnaire




36 Month Visit


Your child will likely be moving into a world of make believe that they create with their imagination. Toys for dress up and make believe are important at this age. Read books, sing songs and play rhyming games with your child each day. At this visit we will: Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve. Most of our patients do not have immunizations due at this visit. Your child may need immunizations if they are behind on their shots or during flu season. Discuss dental health and apply fluoride varnish to your child's teeth.
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Oral Health Surveillance, Fluoride Varnish, Vision Testing.




48 Month Visit


Four year olds often like to sing, dance and act. They like to tell "tall tales" and make up stories. Enjoy these fun moments with your little one! Parents should continue to help with brushing teeth even though your child will want to do it all by themselves. At this visit we will: Measure your child’s weight and height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Provide your child's immunizations. Discuss dental health. Immunizations: MMR #2, VARICELLA #2, DTap #5, IPV #4
Tests/Screens/Assessments: Ages and Stages Questionnaire, TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing. Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active




5 Year Visit


At this age, your child needs more independence. However, you need to set clear limits. A regular bedtime and consistent bedtime routine are important. Be a great role model. Show an interest in what they are learning.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight and height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s speech and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Discuss kindergarten readiness Discuss dental health. Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.
Helpful Info: Important Milestones, Sleep




6 Year Visit


Encourage good learning by helping your child organize a distraction-free time to do homework and ensuring eleven hours of sleep each night. Teach your child what to do if there is a fire and have practice fire drills. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight and height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Screen your child's hearing and vision Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Review safety issues Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




7 Year Visit


Continue to encourage good nutrition and exercise for your child. This is the time he or she is building good health habits for a lifetime! There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Review safety issues Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Lead Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




8 Year Visit


Ensure that your child ALWAYS wears a helmet when bicycling, skateboarding, scooter riding and skating. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Test your child's vision and hearing Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Review safety issues Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




9 Year Visit


Your child be is becoming more responsible and will be able to take on more tasks such as taking care of his/her own room. He or she may also start reading independently for pleasure.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Review safety issues Immunizations: HPV. HPV is recommended as a series of 2 shots given 6 months apart; if given at ages 9-14 years. A three dose series is recommended for ages 15 years and above. Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




10 Year Visit


Your ten year old still requires adult supervision when you are away. Watching TV with your child allows you to discuss any controversial topics that may come up.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Screen your child's vision and hearing Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




11 Year Visit


Your child may be transitioning to middle school at this age. He or she may be participating in more group activities. Expand your conversations about healthy living practices to include tobacco, drug and alcohol avoidance.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight. height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Provide your child’s immunizations Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur Immunizations: Meningitis #1, Tdap, HPV (if not previously completed; series of 2; 9-14 years). Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing.




12 Year Visit


Your child will be in middle school at this age. Continue your conversations about healthy living practices to include tobacco, drug and alcohol avoidance. Your child should be able to assume more responsibility for personal hygiene and chores. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Screen your child's vision Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.




13 Year Visit


Even though friends are becoming more important at this age, having a caring adult to provide a listening ear and from which to obtain accurate health information is equally important. Foster open communication with your child. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet. Discuss puberty changes to expect or that may be starting to occur Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.




14 Year Visit


Your child may be showing an increasing interest in extracurricular activities. Have conversations about risk taking behaviors, driving, alcohol, drug use, family rules and expectations. Discuss media and internet safety. Make certain that they have an adult they can confide in if they are unable to communicate with you. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance and development Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.




15 Year Visit


Your child may be adjusting to the transition to high school. Development of family relationships continues to be important, but it is also normal for teens to place more and more emphasis on their peer relationships. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight and length and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.) Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.




16 Year Visit


Congratulations! You are solidly in the teen years! It is exciting to see the wonderful person your child is becoming. Possible conflict can arise at this time as your teen assesses your family values versus those of culture and peers.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Provide your child's immunizations Complete sports physical forms and discuss sport safety (if your child is participating in sports) Review your child’s school performance Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.) Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet Immunizations: Meningitis #2, Meningitis B (an additional dose in needed 1 month later).
Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire. Helpful Info: Teens, How to Communicate with a Teenager, Teen Driving Agreement, Help Stop Teen Suicide, For Teens A Personal Guide for Managing Stress




17 Year Visit


Your child is getting closer to finishing high school and entering the adult world. Making mistakes are a normal part of growing up. Continue to provide emotional support and guidance for them during this time. There are no scheduled immunizations at this visit unless your child is behind and needs to catch up on immunizations.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Review your child’s school performance Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.) Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance Discuss exercise and nutrition, particularly in association with increased awareness of body image and diet Immunizations: Meningitis B (if not received previously). Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.




18 Year Visit


Your child is now transitioning to adult life! They will still look to you for support and guidance but will be more on their own when it comes to decision making.

During the teen years, we provide the opportunity for your teen to have at least a portion of the visit with the parent out of the room.

At this visit we will:
Measure your child’s weight, height and body mass index and record on a growth curve Provide immunizations Screen your child's vision Discuss transitions to life after high school—whether that be work, travel, vocational school or college Discuss importance of responsible decision making and recognizing healthy -vs- unhealthy relationships Complete college physical forms and any required college screening labs/tests Perform any recommended yearly screening tests (depending on family history, sexual activity etc.) Reinforce healthy choices and risk behavior avoidance Transition your child to an adult care provider Immunizations: Meningitis B (if not received previously). Tests/Screens/Assessments: TB Surveillance, Vision Testing, Hearing Testing, Adolescent Depression Screening, Smoking questionnaire, Substance Abuse questionnaire.





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2251 FM 646 RD W #155,

Dickinson, TX 77539


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