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Well Child Visits

A Private Pediatric Practice & Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians located in Orlando Metropolitan area , Longwood, FL

Well Child Visits

About Well Child Visits

At One World Pediatrics in Longwood, Florida, the experienced pediatricians are passionate about keeping children healthy; that’s why they offer well-child visits. The purpose of these visits is to ensure the children in their care are growing and developing properly. To learn more, or schedule an appointment, call the office or reach out online.

Well Child Visits Q&A

What is a well-child visit?

Far too many parents only bring their kids to see a doctor when something’s wrong. That approach prevents your child from forming a trusting bond with his or her pediatrician and also cements an impression of doctor visits being something to fear and avoid. 

A well-child visit serves many different purposes and should be part of your family’s overall healthcare routine. When started at a young age and with a personable, compassionate pediatrician, well-child exams can establish a positive impression of health care that can last throughout your child’s life. 

What happens during a well-child visit?

These visits center on collecting health data to build your child’s personal medical record. Measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, breathing, and heart function, as well as a simple neuromuscular exam, are all part of the process. The One World Pediatrics team makes an effort to connect with your child during this portion of the exam to make the experience fun. 

You’ll also provide a thorough personal and family health history for your child. That information allows your provider to customize treatment as needed if and when a medical issue arises. This is also a great time to ask any questions you have about your child’s health and to mention any changes you’ve noted since your last visit. 

Your provider shares information about your child’s development and discusses any needed vaccines or additional screening. If your child is being treated for an existing condition, the well-child exam will also focus on how they are responding and whether adjustments need to be made. 

What kind of things can I ask during a well-child exam?

This is your opportunity to ask your doctor anything at all about your child’s physical and mental health. Some of the things you may want to discuss might include:

  • Sleep issues
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sports injury prevention
  • Dietary issues
  • Problems with constipation
  • Mood swings 
  • Attention issues
  • Puberty

Nothing is off-limits. You should also make an effort to include your child in the interaction, encouraging them to ask questions or expand on topics.

If scheduling a well-child visit is on your long list of to-do items, make a quick call today to find a time that works for your family. Online scheduling is also available, which allows you to set up your visit at any time of day or night.