Well Child Exams
To accurately monitor your child’s progress and develop a meaningful relationship with your doctor, we recommend regular well-visits for your child. We ask that you schedule these visits at least two months in advance. This gives you the best choice of dates and times, and allows us to give your child the highest level of care. Call (616) 940-3168 to schedule a well visit.
During these visits, you and your child’s doctor will discuss:
- Physical and mental development
- Appropriate nutrition for your child’s age
- Behavioral concerns
- Safety recommendations
- Immunizations — we’ll review your child’s immunization record and give any needed immunizations at the end of the visit.
We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for newborns and infants. You can expect infant well-visit appointments at 4-6 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months and 18 months. Learn more about newborn visits.
Young children are routinely seen at 2 years old, 2 ½ years (at the doctors discretion), and 3 years. After 3 years of age, we recommend a routine well-visit every year until they are 18 years old.
Cascade Pediatrics generally sees children up to the age of 18. Although we encourage you to come with your teenager to each well-visit, the doctor may suggest a portion of the exam be conducted in private. This gives your teen the opportunity to discuss confidential matters openly with the doctor, helping ease the teen’s transition into adulthood. Learn more about teen visits.