what is a well-child exam?
A well-child exam is a health checkup that ensures your child is developing properly and isn't experiencing any underlying medical conditions. Children grow rapidly and undergo so much change, from the time they are born through early adulthood. This is why it's so important to keep up with routine pediatric and preventive care with your doctor. Family practitioner Dr. Priti Ranjan can discuss how often you should bring your child in for a wellness exam and set up an appointment schedule, depending on their age and overall health. Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX takes great pride in providing high-quality pediatric care so your child can grow up healthy and strong.
"Very good medical care. Dr. Priti Ranjan and her staff are absolutely amazing. Dr Priti is such awesome and caring doctor. Spends good time with patients connect with them and approaches compassionately. Always provides complete attention and shares her insights regarding any reports or their solutions. I would recommend this place for medical needs."- F.B. / Google / Jun 04, 2021
"I love this clinic, Dr. And all the stuff super amazing. I recommend them , almost three years I am with this Clinic"- B.H. / Google / May 22, 2021
"Awesome dr & staff. Follow up was great. They quickly refilled my medicine. I'm glad to find them after going through other not so good practices."- R.B. / Google / May 17, 2021
"Great Doctor !! Great Staff !! 5 Star for everyone !"- R.C. / Google / May 14, 2021
"Dr. Ranjan was absolutely amazing! She was through and took her time. It didn’t feel like a drive through checkout. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my physical results back and when I called to get them, I had to leave over five messages (not exaggerating) and I never got a call back. Two months later, I was on my way to the office since they wouldn’t pick up the phone or return my messages and to my surprise, someone actually picked up."- I.R. / Google / May 12, 2021
What does a well-child exam consist of?
A well-child exam will vary, depending on the age and specific health needs of your child. Generally, it includes a physical exam and a series of diagnostic tests that focus on the following objectives:
- General wellness: documents vitals, height, weight, vision, hearing, and blood pressure
- Prevention: discussing nutrition, physical fitness, immunizations, and safety at school
- Tracking growth and development: reviewing growth patterns, milestones, social behaviors, and learning
- Health concerns: assessing sleep, eating, emotional issues, medical emergencies, and how to handle sudden illness
Another main goal of ours at Nest Family Medicine is to ensure a positive and trustworthy relationship with you and your child. Our team will do our best to perform tests gently and quickly. Your child's comfort and safety are our top priority, and we work diligently to promote a welcoming and fun experience during these checkups.
what to do After your child's physical
If any alarming issues are discovered during your child's wellness exam, additional tests may be necessary and appropriate treatment measures will be discussed. While Dr. Ranjan is an expert medical professional, we understand that you are an expert on your child. You know them best, and we encourage parents to ask questions and raise any concerns they have regarding their child's health, mental, and social well-being.
how to schedule your well-child exam
Well-child exams help monitor the health of your child, from infancy on through adolescence. They can identify any physical, mental, and social concerns early on and aid in preventing serious illnesses. Keeping up with these assessments and building a good relationship with your primary care physician is essential for promoting the long-term health of your kids. Contact Nest Family Medicine in Plano, TX today to book your child's wellness exam. Our office accepts a large number of insurance plans, including Medicaid.
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