Childhood

Living well and feeling good are common goals shared by patients and families at every age and stage across a lifetime.

The key to a healthy outlook—or living at your “healthiest best”—often begins with thorough preventive care established in partnership with your provider and continues with your commitment to following basic guidelines, screenings and recommendations for your health as you encounter life’s milestones.


Vaccinations

Immunizations aren't on anyone's list of fun things to do - but they are probably the single most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your children against preventable disease and illnesses.

Here are the CDC's recommended vaccination schedules:


Developmental Tests

The CDC recommends that all children should be screened using a standardized developmental test during well-child visits at 9, 18 and 24 or 30 months. For more information, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/screening-hcp.html  


Limit Screen Time

Limiting screen time begins at birth and should be closely controlled through the toddler years.

Children’s brains develop rapidly in their earliest years and studies show kids learn best through interaction with people, not screens.


Regular Wellness Visits

Regular wellness visits help establish healthy habits. Our primary care providers recommend an annual check-up beginning at age two and throughout children’s elementary school years.

Wellness visits give even the healthiest of families a chance to check in with their provider on many topics concerning their children’s health.

It’s also a good opportunity to have a conversation with your provider about what’s happening developmentally and to voice any concerns.