The Importance of Regular, Scheduled Well Visits

Children are precious and many parents fret day in and day out over their kids’ health. Fortunately, parents can use well visits, meaning regular check-ins with a pediatric doctor, to ensure that their child’s health is closely monitored. If you want to schedule well visits and live in Mount Dora, FL or elsewhere nearby, get in touch with Divaker Pediatrics. Dr. Samuel Divaker and Dr. Rezia Divaker would be happy to help.

Most infants and toddlers should have more frequent check-ins with the doctor than a simple annual visit. When children reach the age of four, many can switch to an annual in with the doctor.

Why Are Well Visits Important?

Children grow very quickly. It can seem like one moment you’re holding an infant in your arms, and the next, you’re chasing a toddler toddling. Then before you know it, the kids are off to school. That said, monitoring childhood development is essential, and if your child is suffering any health problems, it’s vital to catch them early.

With small children, even seemingly minor conditions can quickly spin out of control. Likewise, if serious issues are uncovered, treating them early on is crucial. Early treatment can help safeguard your child’s health, ensure better development, and can lead to improved quality of life.

If childhood health issues are not caught early on, it could impede your child’s growth. Further, without treatment or mitigation, symptoms and discomfort may worsen. Treating advanced conditions may also require more invasive treatment that could have been avoided if the condition had been caught earlier.

Parents who live in or near Mount Dora, FL who want to schedule a well visit should stop by Divaker Pediatrics. Dr. Samuel Divaker and Dr. Rezia Divaker would be glad to talk with you.

How Should I Prepare For a Well Visit?

Before visiting the doctor’s office, it’s smart to take a bit of time to prep. It’s wise to write down any questions you have and observations worth sharing. This way, you won’t forget to ask them.

If you need anything signed, say immunization forms to enroll your child in daycare or school, it’s smart to get everything together the night before and to put it all in a folder. You don’t want to have to rush the day of the visit as you might forget something.

If your child is old enough, talk to him or her about visiting the doctor and why it’s important. It’s smart to bring books and toys that kids can play with quietly while at the doctor’s office.

Generally, at a minimum children should have well visits at 2 weeks of age, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 2.5 years, and 3 years.

Live in or near Mount Dora, FL and want to schedule well visits? Dr. Samuel Divaker and Dr. Rezia Divaker would be happy to chat with you.

Contact us at (352) 383-8384.

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