The early years of your child’s life are instrumental to establishing a healthy foundation for growth and development. These early years are also the period in which evaluations occur to ensure the proper development of your child. Evaluations during these years also assess the potential risk of conditions that may need preventative medicine or treatment plans in the future. The evaluations of your child during this developmental stage are called well child visits.
Pediatricians usually provide pediatric services through well child visits from birth to 21 years of age. This timeframe typically encompasses the complete development of your child. Well child visits are scheduled on a regular basis to check the overall health and progress of your child’s development. A typical visit includes an overview of your family and child’s medical history, recording of height, weight, eyesight, hearing and the checking of your child’s vitals. At Kernodle Clinic, our pediatricians then discuss your child’s development and can answer any questions you may have about your child’s health. If any developmental or current medical issues are noticed, our pediatricians will work with you and your child to create an individualized plan to address the condition.
During your child’s development, it is crucial to having regular scheduled well child visits. These scheduled visits are designed to correspond with crucial points in your child’s development stages. The evaluation at these points, helps pediatricians to determine if your child is developing properly and catch any medical conditions as early as possible.
The establishing of good personal health habits with your child at a young age are just as important as pediatric care itself. Our pediatricians are dedicated to helping educate your child on the importance of a healthy lifestyle to prevent future medical conditions caused by poor health habits. A well child visit is a great benchmark for assessing how well your child is progressing with this lifestyle. Our staff also has plenty of educational resources and information available for our patients to help hammer health education home.
Kernodle Clinic has two pediatric locations, one in Elon, NC and the other in Mebane, NC. The Mebane location has normal business hours, while our Elon location is open on Saturday and Sunday for after-hours pediatric care. Find out what hours we are open on our locations page.