Well checks are also known as well-child visits, and well-baby visits for the younger ones, but they all encompass a similar goal, prevention. Well checks allow for our Bloomington, IL pediatrician to examine your child and monitor their progress, as well as to make recommendations, and to provide care as early as possible when an issue is detected. Learn more about well checks by getting in contact with your local experts at Central Illinois Pediatric Associates, Dr. Sanjay Saxena, Dr. Jean Kolb, and Dr. Anita Lee.
What to Expect
A well check is just a regular checkup, it typically involves a physical examination, basic screenings, as well as the taking of vital measurements. It can be more involved and include other tests depending on your child's health needs, the presence of any chronic conditions, and their age.
The reason why well checks are scheduled regularly is to get a glimpse of your child's current health status and see how it compares to previous examinations. Children are constantly growing and changing, so it's important to note their development and to see if it falls within what's typical with other children their age.
Having regular well checks makes it easy to intervene and suggest making changes to their diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle to make sure they remain healthy. Many health conditions can be prevented if changes are made in time.
Not every condition or health problem can be prevented, but catching a potential issue early means that your child's doctor can act quickly. For just about every health condition, early treatment typically means higher chances of success, and often, early treatment is also the least invasive form of treatment.
Well Checks in Bloomington, IL
There are many more benefits to having your child undergo regular well checks, such as having access to immunizations, and referrals to specialists, when necessary, and they also provide a chance for you and your child to ask questions regarding their health. If you are looking to schedule a well check in Bloomington, IL, with Dr. Saxena, Dr. Kolb, and Dr. Lee of Central Illinois Pediatric Associates you can do so by dialing (309) 663-1011.