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Well Child Exams Specialist

Raintree Healthcare

Primary Care Practices & Pediatric Care located in Allen, TX

Well-child exams help ensure your baby, toddler, child, or teen is growing and developing properly. At Raintree Healthcare in Allen, Texas, primary care physicians Yuri Cook, MD, FAAP, Hoang Ho, MD, and the expert pediatric team evaluate and treat children for a wide range of medical issues before they become serious. Schedule a well-child exam with Raintree Healthcare over the phone or online today.

Well Child Exams Q&A

What are well-child exams?

Well-child exams at Raintree Healthcare involve pediatric medical care for babies, children, and teenagers, as these population groups have unique healthcare needs. 

The expert Raintree Healthcare doctors are board-certified, have numerous years of experience and put even the most anxious young patients at ease during appointments.

What happens during a well-child exam?

During a well-child exam, Raintree Healthcare providers check your child’s height, weight, growth patterns, blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They complete a:

Medical history review

Your child’s doctor reviews their medical history and asks questions about symptoms they may have. Raintree Healthcare providers ask about past diagnoses, surgeries, and current medications your child takes. They might evaluate developmental milestones and their diet, exercise, sleep, and other lifestyle habits.

Physical examination

During a physical examination, Raintree Healthcare specialists examine your child’s abdomen, limbs, reflexes, breathing, heartbeat, eyes, nose, ears, and throat to evaluate them for possible health concerns. 

In teenage girls, their doctor might recommend a pelvic exam, including a Pap test to screen for signs of cervical cancer. 

Diagnostic testing

Depending on their risk factors and symptoms, your child’s doctor might recommend specific diagnostic tests. Examples include breathing tests, allergy tests, blood tests, throat or nasal swabs, or diagnostic imaging procedures to detect or rule out certain health issues.

Will my child require treatment?

If your child is in good health, no treatment is necessary. However, if their doctor detects a health or developmental concern, they might recommend:

  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social or behavioral therapy
  • Medications
  • Breathing treatments
  • Inhalers
  • Injury treatments
  • Psychological counseling

Raintree Healthcare specialists offer routine childhood vaccinations for kids of all ages and birth control options for teenagers and young adults.

How often should I schedule well-child exams?

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends scheduling well-child exams when your child is:

  • A newborn
  • One, two, four, six, nine, and 12 months old
  • 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months old
  • Three years old and annually after that

If your child has a medical concern, their doctor might suggest more frequent pediatric care appointments.

To make sure your child grows and develops normally, or detect health issues before serious complications develop, schedule a well-child exam at Raintree Healthcare over the phone or online today.