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Well-Child Visits | Richmond, VA

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Annual Wellness Exams and Physicals

At each wellness appointment, we want you to feel comfortable and willing to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have. YOU are your CHILD’s best advocate! Swift Creek Pediatrics encourages parents to write down questions before wellness appointments. This way we make sure to cover all topics concerning your child’s health. Remember, pediatricians may be experts in children’s health, but YOU are the expert on YOUR child.

What To Expect at Your Child’s Annual Well Check

Our job as your child’s primary care doctor is to continue to track growth (height and weight) and development to ensure your child is progressing within normal ranges. We delight in seeing your child thrive and watching his/her little personality blossom and mature. We will perform routine tests such as:

  • Finger prick for blood analysis
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood pressure
  • Vision screening
  • Hearing screening

Immunizations

We will also administer the age-appropriate immunizations that will help prevent serious childhood diseases. The AAP recommends a vaccine schedule that we support and request that you follow to keep your child as healthy as possible. Most vaccines completely prevent serious and life-threatening infections and diseases. A vaccinated child means more safety and fun at school, sports, camp and vacation!

Safety

Routine discussions of safety are vital to the health and well-being of our little patients. At Swift Creek Pediatrics, preventing injury is one of our top priorities. We will provide (in the form of literature) valuable safety information such as:

  • Car seat/booster seat requirements
  • Sunscreen use
  • Properly fitted helmets for bike riding
  • Teaching your child to swim

Tips for Staying Healthy

As doctors, we are dedicated to keeping your precious ones as healthy as possible. A few tips for keeping your children healthy at home include:

  • Eating breakfast
  • Limiting screen time (TV and devices)
  • Offering vegetables and fruits with meals and as snacks daily
  • Making sure your child is active for at least one hour daily
  • Limiting candy, sodas and high-fat foods
  • Brushing teeth twice daily and visiting a dentist twice a year

Care With Your Child in Mind

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