Our physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants offer primary health care for children from birth through puberty and on to young adulthood. Preventive care is important to us, so we are here to help you keep immunizations up to date and watch for potential problems as your child grows and develops. We treat common childhood illnesses, such as sore throats and ear infections, and will link you with expert resources for more serious problems. Our team is dedicated to working with you to provide the best possible care for your child.
Well Child Visits
Your child’s growth is an important sign of health. We carefully weigh and measure your child height. During these well-child visits, your child’s doctor will also give any vaccines that are due.
Our providers will also check your child’s:
- urine and other labs if necessary
- back for scoliosis
- the heart for a murmur or rhythm changes
- review of systems
This exam helps determine whether it’s safe for your child to participate in a particular sport. Most states require that kids and teens have a sports physical before they can start playing a new sport or at the beginning of a new competitive season. During sports physical a medical history will be taken and then they will perform a physical exam.
The Medical History part of the exam includes questions about:
- serious illnesses among your family, these patterns are a good indicator of potential conditions you may have; so take the time to answer these questions carefully.
- illnesses that you had when you were younger or may have now (asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy)
- previous hospitalizations or surgeries
- past injuries (concussions, sprains, or bone fractures)
- whether you’ve ever passed out, felt dizzy, had chest pain, or had trouble breathing
- any medications that you are on
During the Physical Exam, the doctor will usually:
- record your height and weight
- take a blood pressure and pulse (heart rate and rhythm) reading
- test your vision
- check your heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
- evaluate your posture, joints, strength, and flexibility
Acute Care Services
We are here to treat sudden, often unexpected, urgent injuries or illnesses that are not life-threatening. We also have expanded hours in the evenings to meet our patients’ needs.
Acute illness examples:
- Flu/common cold
- Minor cuts
- Broken fingers or toes
- Sore throats
- Ear infections