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Pediatricians, along with parents, share responsibilities to promote the growth, development, and well-being of children. We are trained to recognize conditions that are simply variations of normal (and individuals vary greatly) and those that represent abnormalities. The aim of well child care is to follow, in an organized manner, the growth and development of infants and children and, hopefully, to recognize early abnormalities that may occur at a time when solutions are more easily achieved. Through this method of care the pediatrician hopes to help parents help their children meet challenges to their physical, mental, and emotional integrity. Much of this falls in the realm of “preventive medicine.” Well child care — especially for newborn, infant and pre-school children — affords the pediatrician a chance to answer your questions about your individual child’s progress and to help you as a parent be a trained observer of your child for developmental progress and signs of illness. The aim is for the pediatrician and parent to join in meeting the best interests of the child and help him to reach his full potential

We have provided links to discussions about the stages of childhood but these aren’t meant to replace the medical care and advice of your pediatrician.

Patient Education by Age

Pediatric Resources: Helpful Links

Immunizations

Our Pediatric Vaccine Policy Statement
Immunization Schedule
Vaccines & Autism

Immunizations are now available for a variety of viral and bacterial diseases and are directly responsible for the diminished incidence of diphtheria, polio. whooping cough (pertussis), rubella (German measles), rubeola (red measles), tetanus, mumps, and now chickenpox. It is the responsibility of the parent to secure these immunizations. Eradication of most of these diseases is possible when there is a lack of susceptible hosts in the population. Therefore it is important to immunize your child not just for his benefit, but also to further protect others from infections he might otherwise spread. Disease eradication is possible, as evidenced the disappearance of smallpox, but widespread cooperation is required. The personal benefit is also great, as effective treatment for many of these diseases does not exist. Prevention is best. Vaccines, however beneficial, are not perfect, and many have minor side effects, and rare risks. Your doctor will go over all of this with you before the immunizations are given.

*No pain relievers to be given before immunizations

Vaccine Information Statements

A Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) is a one-page (two-sided) information sheet, produced by CDC. VISs inform vaccine recipients — or their parents or legal representatives — about the benefits and risks of a vaccine. The law requires that VISs given out whenever certain vaccinations are given.

PDF Varicella (Chickenpox)

PDF Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)

PDF Hepatitis A

PDF Hepatitis B

PDF Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib)

PDF Meningococcal

PDF Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

PDF Polio

PDF Rotavirus

PDF Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)

PDF Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTaP)

PDF Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)

PDF HPV — Gardasil

PDF Influenza, Live — Intranasal

PDF Influenza — Inactivated

Exam Schedule

2–5 days exam
2 weeks exam, TB screening form, Postpartum depression screening
2 months vaccine, exam
4 months vaccine, exam
6 months vaccine, exam, TB screening form, Lead screening form
9 months vaccine, exam, Lead screening form
12 months vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, Dental screening form, CBC, Lead level
15 months vaccine, exam
18 months vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, Dental Health screening, CHAT screening
24 months vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, Dental Health screening, CHAT screening, Lipid screening form
3 years vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, Dental Health screening, vision screen, BP measurement
4 years vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, lipid screening form, vision screen, BP measurement
5 years vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, vision screen, BP measurement
6 years vaccine, exam, Lead screening form, TB screening form, Dental Health screening, Lipid screening form, vision screen, BP measurement
7 years vaccine, exam, TB screening forms, vision screen, BP measurement
8 years vaccine, exam, TB screening forms, Lipid screening form, vision screen, BP measurement
9 years vaccine, exam, TB screening forms, vision screen, BP measurement
10 years vaccine, exam, TB screening forms, Lipid screening form, vision screen, BP measurement
11–21 years vaccine, exam, TB screening forms, Lipid screening form, sexual awareness, vision screen, BP measurement