Well Child Care
The Academy of Pediatrics has made a careful study of the important concerns which confront all parents as well as guidelines for health supervision and screening tests for common problems that arise during childhood. A strong emphasis is placed on Preventative care and counseling. At each Well Child Care visit, your child will receive a complete physical examination as well as age appropriate screening tests such as vision and hearing tests, tests for anemia, lead level screening, Tuberculosis tests and urine examinations. At each visit, vaccinations are given in accordance with the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Finally, anticipatory guidance will be given to help prepare for your ever growing and developing child.
Immunizations are given in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Schedule and the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Vaccines are currently routinely given for prevention of:
- Diptheria, Pertusis, Tetanus
- Haemophilus Influenzae B
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella
- Chicken Pox
Adult Wellness Program
Screening tests are an important part of our care.
The objective of our health care program is to decrease your risk of disease and maintain good health so that you can enjoy all the activities of everyday life.
Certain habits (smoking, alcohol abuse, high fat diets, occupational exposures) can increase your risk for certain diseases. Regular care and follow-up by our physicians, along with lifestyle modifications, will reduce the risk of getting certain diseases. Continuing care by our physicians will allow you to maintain your body at its peak performance. Screening tests are an important part of our care. However, not everyone should be screened for all possible diseases. We try to focus our screening tests on people who are at known risk. Remember, the earlier a problem can be identified, the more likely we are to control or cure it.
Healthy adults with no medical problems should see one of our doctors every 1-3 years for a wellness exam and health profile. This allows an opportunity for our physicians to follow your health with you, discuss any concerns, and ensure that you remain in good health. Potentially debilitating diseases such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, asthma, diabetes, and cancer can be detected an a routine wellness and health profile, sometimes well before symptoms develop. We offer particular expertise in preventing and treating ailments of the stomach, liver, and intestines.
Adults with medical problems, or those over age 50, should have an annual wellness exam and repeat visits as needed. In our program, doctor and patient work together to maintain wellness and it is this partnership that guarantees your top notch medical care. Your good health is an indispensible property and should be maintained at a level satisfactory to you.