Babies and children need regular exams to ensure they receive important preventative care and hit their developmental milestones. We're here to deliver all of this care at every stage of development.
Matthews-Vu’s pediatric team includes experienced, board-certified pediatricians who provide high quality, compassionate care to all of our pediatric patients; we do this through same-day appointments for your child’s every need, including well baby and well child exams, sick visits, back to school physicals, and sports physicals.
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A well baby visit is a vital first step to ensuring your baby’s healthy growth and normal development. When your child is a newborn, these visits will occur much more frequently than when your child is older. During a well baby visit, your pediatrician may:
Some pediatricians will vary slightly in their schedules, but the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies get checkups at:
Well-child visits happen annually for children ages 2 to 18. They're just like well-baby visits, but for older kids. So a well child visit is an opportunity for parents to make sure their child is healthy, as well as address concerns about their growth and development. If you are concerned that your child is missing important milestones or not progressing in school, this is the time to bring it up with their pediatrician.
Your pediatrician can offer expert advice on how to foster your child’s learning, successful potty-training, playground safety, and many other issues.
During a well child exam, your pediatrician may:
A sports physical, also known as a pre-participation physical examination (PPE), determines whether or not a child can safely participate in sports. It does not take the place of a regular physical.
During a sports physical, your physician may:
It depends. Most states require students to complete a sports physical in order to participate in any school-sanctioned sport. If you are unclear whether or not your child needs a sports physical, ask the school’s coach or the school administrator.
Even if a sports physical isn't required, coaches and doctors still highly recommend getting one. Your family can easily complete a sports physical at our Urgent Care center.
Sometimes a child will fail to pass a sports physical, typically due to a recent injury or newly diagnosed illness. (E.g. concussion, heart murmur, asthma.) Our number one priority is to keep your child or teenager healthy and safe. So if your child does not pass their sports physical, we will do everything we can to provide the care they need to get back in the game.
Before visiting our office, please make sure that you have:
You can save time by filling out the pediatric patient registration form above and bringing it with you into the office.