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Offered by Kelly Fausey, CPNP, Brighton Pediatrics, P.C.

Summertime is a great time to schedule your child’s and adolescent’s annual Well Visit or sports physical exam at your primary care pediatrician office. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends yearly Well Visits starting at 3 years old with screening on growth, development, nutrition, hearing, vision and behavior. T he Center for Disease Controls (CDC) schedule for vaccination boosters are at the ages of 4 and 11 years old, with yearly flu vaccination starting in the Fall. Your child’s annual Well Visits incorporate reviewing your child’s vaccination records, providing screening questionnaires focusing on your child’s growth, development and behavior, and monitoring their overall growth. Your primary care provider can also complete school forms such as asthma action plans, allergy plans and other medication administration forms that may be necessary for the school nurse. Completing your child’s Well Visit in the summer prepares your child for a jump start for the new school year. Please remember to bring in your child’s vaccination records as well as a list of current medications and forms that need to be completed for school in regards to your child’s annual Well Exam.

In addition to providing a yearly Well Exam during the summertime, your primary care pediatrician can also provide school sports physicals at the same time. The sports physical exam focuses on your child’s/adolescent’s overall health while providing key screening tools promoting a healthy athlete. The sport physical includes: making sure your child is up to date with their vaccinations and assessing their growth, development, nutrition and behavior. Kick-off the Fall sports season and school year with a Well Exam/sports physical this summer to insure that you have a healthy athlete that is prepared for the season. Call today to schedule your child’s/adolescent’s well exam at you primary care pediatrician office. Count down to the start of a great school year ahead!

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