Answers to Common Children’s Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about pediatric health.

Why should parents make an annual well-check a routine for each child, regardless of age?

Taking children to well-checks is an easy routine when they’re very young, but it’s important to continue adding these checkups into your annual routine as your kids grow up.

According to the American Academy of PediatricsOff Site Icon(AAP), well-child visits are recommended from infancy through adolescence.

These checks are important not only to establish your children’s current state of wellness, but also to make sure they are up-to-date on vaccines and that they are hitting age-appropriate growth, development and behavior milestones, according to the AAP.

Make a list to take with you to each well-check about any questions or concerns you want to talk to your child’s physician about. The AAP recommends the list includes any concerns you have about your child’s:

  • Eating habits
  • Learning problems
  • Sleeping habits
  • Social behaviors

For more information about why well-child visits are important, even as children grow up, talk with your child’s doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; Christopher Aviles, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD Family Practice; Christopher Lauricella D.O, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Paul Weber, MD, The Pediatric Group; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Barrow, MD, Samaritan North Family Physicians; Aleda Johnson, MD, Liberty Family Medicine; Lisa Wright, MSN, NP-C, Ann DeClue, MD; Mark Casdorph, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health

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