If you asked parents if they would choose to protect their child from having health problems or just wait and see if any develop, the first option would win every time. Of course, not every illness can be avoided, but many potential health problems can be, or at least diminished through Dr. Anand’s well-child exams.
The developmental monitoring of a well-child exam involves comparing your child’s progress to normal standards for a clear view of their physical and emotional growth.
A typical well-child visit records weight, height, body temperature, and overall health. Vision, hearing, and other screening tests may occur, as well as checks of the heart and breathing. Immunizations may be given to keep a child up-to-date. Dr. Anand is also happy to answer your questions and concerns about your child’s health.
Sick visits concentrate on the current health problem, treating its symptoms and working toward a cure. Your well-child exams could lessen the number of your sick visits.
Well-child exams decrease as a child gets older and ongoing good health becomes established. General guidelines for well-child visits are:
Sports and school physical exams count as well-child visits and qualify under most medical insurance rules. There’s no need for your child to fast or prepare in any way for a well-child visit. Dress them comfortably and consider bringing books or toys to keep them occupied.
Sunshine Pediatrics offers prenatal counseling for expectant parents along with genetic counseling for those considered to be in “at risk” groups due to age, or family genetic history. Dr. Anand is also skilled at newborn circumcision.
At Sunshine Pediatrics, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.