Well Child Visits Specialist

Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC

Internal Medicine, Pediatric and Walk-In Clinics located in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN.

Protecting your child’s health and ensuring they’re meeting critical developmental milestones is of high importance. For this reason, having annual well-child visits with a team of board-certified internal medicine and pediatric specialists should be one of your top priorities to take care of your child’s health and well-being. At both of our offices in Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee, Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, offers comprehensive well-child visits for children of all ages. Call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, or schedule their appointment online today, if your child is due for their annual checkup.

What is a well-child visit?

A  well-child visit is an opportunity to check in on your little one’s health and development. Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, has a team of professionals who offer comprehensive consultations and exams to ensure your child is reaching critical developmental milestones and is fit and healthy. During the consultation, your provider will talk about your child’s:

  • Diet and nutrition
  • Sleep needs
  • Developmental milestones
  • Behavioral development
  • Medication
  • Vaccinations

Additionally, your specialized physician can also provide advice on child-proofing your home and playground safety.

What are the benefits of a well-child visit?

The most important benefits of a well-child visit include spotting health and development issues in their earliest stages. Due to the fact that many health conditions don’t cause noticeable symptoms in their early stages, our physicians are trained to spot them and guide you towards the best treatments. As a parent, you know your child best, however, routine health screenings at your well-child visit can help your doctor diagnose and treat a health condition before it causes symptoms. 

In addition to this, while all children develop at their own pace, there are certain developmental milestones that they should meet within specific age brackets, and a well-child visit can control that. Your provider will assess your child’s physical, mental, and behavioral development during well-child visits and can either give you peace of mind that your child is on track or help you get the support you and your child need.

What happens during a well-child visit?

During a well-child visit, one of the members at Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, will begin by weighing and measuring your child. After this, you and your child will meet with your physician and review and update your child’s medical history.

Moving forward with the visit, the provider will check your child’s heart, lungs, ears, mouth, and vision. Additionally, they talk to your child to assess their speech, social, and motor skills. If necessary, the doctor provides immunizations.

How often should my child have a well-child visit?

Depending on your child’s age, they need more well-child visits during their infancy and toddler years. The recommended schedule for well-child visits is to have appointments at:

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2-and-a-half years
  • 3 years
  • Annually until they’re 18

Call Cool Springs Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, PLLC, or make an appointment online today to receive compassionate, experienced care by pediatricians in a well-child visit.