Well Child Visits

Board Certified Pediatricians, ADHD Specialists, and Pediatric Endocrinologists located in Rockville, MD
Well Child Visits

Well Child Visits services offered in Rockville , MD

A well child visit tracks your child’s development and can help detect possible health concerns. At Abdow Friendship Pediatrics in Rockville, Maryland, pediatricians Victor Abdow Jr., MD, Azra Jagani, MD, and Amita DeSouza, MD, provide well child visits for children from infancy through adolescence. Call the office or book an appointment online to schedule your child's wellness exam.

Well Child Visits Q&A

What are well child visits?

A well child visit is a routine annual physical exam. These appointments don’t treat or address an illness. Instead, they allow your child’s pediatrician to check in on your child’s health and development. 

 

Well child visits at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics start with newborn visits just days after your child is born. The team advises you on how often to visit for well child exams, with more frequent visits during infancy and less frequent visits as your child ages.  

What are the benefits of well child visits?

Well child visits play a significant role in helping you keep track of your child’s growth and development. The team ensures your child reaches various developmental milestones on time and can address any medical or behavioral conditions affecting their development. 

 

Other benefits of well child visits include:

 

  • Earlier diagnoses of medical issues
  • Staying up to date on vaccines
  • Preventative care and CounselingLearning home care strategies to improve your child’s health and wellness
  • Getting answers to your questions about children’s health 

 

The team at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics collaborates to give your child the best possible care. That includes lab testing when it’s necessary and updating any vaccines that need boosters.

What happens during well child visits?

When you first arrive for a well child visit in the office at Abdow Friendship Pediatrics, the team reviews your family medical history and looks at your child’s recent medical updates. They also measure your child’s height and weight and take vital signs like heart rate and blood pressure. 

 

The next parts of the exam look at your child’s:

 

  • Eyes
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Abdominal organs
  • Gait
  • Reflexes
  • Behaviors
  • Screening for depression and mental health issues
  • Evaluate and counsel on risk taking-behavior in adolescents

 

The team might suggest more in-depth assessments or tests for your child, such as lab tests or behavioral assessments. You can also ask questions or bring up concerns about your child’s wellness at school or at home. 

 

Schedule a well child exam by calling Abdow Friendship Pediatrics or booking an appointment online today.

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