If your child is overdue for a well-child check or needs one soon, book a visit with Murray Fershtman, MD, and the team at Forest Pediatrics in the Woodlands, Texas. These check-ups are a vital part of your child’s overall health and wellness. Fortunately, booking your next visit is as simple as calling the office or requesting an appointment using the scheduling tool.
Far too many parents only bring their kids to see a doctor when something’s wrong. That approach prevents your child from forming a trusting bond with his or her pediatrician and can prevent them from viewing doctor’s visits in a positive light.
A well-child check serves many different purposes and should be part of your family’s overall health care routine. When started at a young age and with a personable, compassionate pediatrician, a well-child check can establish a positive impression of health care that can last throughout your child’s life.
These visits center on collecting health data to build your child’s personal medical record. Measurements of height, weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart function, and a simple neuromuscular exam are all part of the process. Dr. Fershtman makes an effort to connect with your child during this portion of the exam to make the experience fun.
You’ll also provide a thorough personal and family health history for your child. That information allows Dr. Fershtman to customize treatment as needed if and when a medical issue arises. This is also a great time to ask any questions you have about your child’s health and to mention any changes you’ve noted since your last visit.
Dr. Fershtman provides information about your child’s development and discusses any needed vaccines or additional screenings. If your child is being treated for an existing condition, the well-child check will also focus on how they are responding and whether adjustments need to be made.
This is your opportunity to ask Dr. Fershtman anything at all about your child’s physical and mental health. Some of the things you may want to discuss might include:
Nothing is off-limits. You should also make an effort to include your child in the interaction, encouraging them to ask questions or expand on topics.
If scheduling your child’s well-child check is on your long list of to-do items, make a quick call to find a time that works for your family, or request an appointment online at any time.