Pediatric Care Specialist

Access Wellness Healthcare -  - Family Practice

Access Wellness Healthcare

Family Practice | Laser & Aesthetic Center located in Modesto, CA

Pediatric care ensures that your child is healthy and their development is on track. It’s also essential for identifying any pediatric conditions as early as possible so they can be treated right away. You can trust Binh Dang, MD, and the outstanding team at Access Wellness Healthcare for the highest level of infant, child, and adolescent care. If you’d like to schedule a well-child exam or you’re concerned about an illness or injury, call the office in Modesto, California, today, or request an appointment online.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric medicine is focused on health care for infants, children, and adolescents. Babies, kids, and teens are developing emotionally and physically, and have unique health needs at every stage. The expert team at Access Wellness Healthcare has specialized training to monitor your child’s development, physical health, and emotional well-being along their journey to adulthood.

What is involved in pediatrics?

The three main goals of pediatric care are to monitor your child’s development so any signs of trouble can be identified and treated in the early stages, to provide preventive care, and to diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Pediatric care services at Access Wellness Healthcare include:

  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Management of chronic pediatric conditions
  • Well-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental assessments
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Health screenings

High-quality pediatric care contributes to overall wellness during childhood and also prepares your child for robust health during adulthood.

What is a well-child exam?

During a well-child visit, your provider takes a detailed health history and discusses your child’s development with you.

They ask questions to assess mental and emotional development, nutrition, and level of physical activity. They also take time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions.

Next, your provider performs a physical exam, which typically includes an assessment of your child’s:

  • Heart and circulatory system
  • Stomach and digestive system
  • Lungs
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Reflexes and nervous system

Your provider may also recommend blood work or other diagnostics. Immunizations are typically administered during a well-child visit. If your child’s school requires a hearing or vision test, you can request these during your well-child appointment.

How often should my child have pediatric care?

You should schedule a pediatric care visit at Access Wellness Healthcare anytime your child or teen has an acute illness, injury, or symptoms that require medical attention.

The experienced Access Wellness Healthcare providers recommend that newborns have their first pediatric visit 3-5 days after birth, and the following schedule for well-child exams:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • Every three months from age 6 months to 18 months
  • Every six months from age 18 months to 3 years

Children over the age of 3 should have a wellness check every year until the age of 18.

If your child has new symptoms or if you’d like to schedule a well-child exam, call Access Wellness Healthcare today, or request an appointment online.