Monitoring your child’s health and development as they grow is the focus of routine physicals. At Roxbury Pediatrics in Century City, Kimberly Klausner, MD, FAAP, Guy Efron, MD, and the other board-certified pediatricians offer comprehensive physicals for babies, toddlers, adolescents, and young adults. Physicals provide an opportunity for their pediatrician to track changes in your child’s health as they grow. They also administer immunizations to protect against contagious diseases. Schedule physicals for your children by calling the Los Angeles, California, pediatric office or book an appointment online today.
Physicals are routine wellness exams that you need to schedule for your child, even when they aren’t sick. The goal of a physical is to ensure your child is healthy, thriving, and reaching common milestones of childhood.
The pediatricians at Roxbury Pediatrics offer routine physicals for children of all ages to monitor their health and development at different stages of life. Routine physicals also help your child’s pediatrician identify potential health issues in the earliest stages when treatment is typically most successful.
The physicals the providers offer also meet the requirements of schools, sports, and other organizations.
Roxbury Pediatrics follows the timeline set by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for routine pediatric physicals.
The initial physical happens before you receive your discharge from the hospital. You continue scheduling your child’s physicals regularly based on their age.
Children under two should have a physical exam at one, two, four, six, nine, 12, 15, and 18 months. After age two, your child needs a physical annually, which continues as they mature into young adulthood.
During a physical exam, the Roxbury Pediatrics pediatrician spends time reviewing your child’s personal and family health history, diet, behaviors, and performance in school. They also evaluate important details about your child’s health, including their:
To protect your child from contagious diseases like polio, measles, chickenpox, and the seasonal flu, their pediatrician offers a variety of immunizations. If they are unable to receive a vaccine because of allergies or underlying health issues, the pediatrician can provide resources that keep your child safe and reduce their risk for disease.
A routine physical is also a good time to discuss any concerns you have about your child’s health or behavior. Roxbury Pediatrics pediatricians specialize in screening for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other common childhood disorders.
If they identify any issues that need medical attention, they can discuss your options for further evaluation and treatment.
To schedule a routine physical for your child, call Roxbury Pediatrics, or book an appointment online today.