Well Child Exams Specialist

Roxbury Pediatrics -  - Pediatrician

Roxbury Pediatrics

Pediatricians located in Century City and Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Routine well-child exams are one of the easiest ways to preserve your child’s health and well-being. At Roxbury Pediatrics in Century City, Kimberly Klausner, MD, FAAP, Guy Efron, MD, and the other board-certified pediatricians offer well-child exams to infants, school-aged children, and teens. Each provider’s schedule fills up quickly, so try to request an appointment at least one month in advance. To schedule a well-child visit for your child at the Los Angeles, California, practice, call the office today or book online.

Well Child Exams Q & A

What are well-child exams?

A well-child exam is a routine checkup that assesses your child’s health, growth, and development.  

Roxbury Pediatrics provides well-child exams to children of all ages, but tries to stick to a schedule:

Newborns

Roxbury Pediatrics conducts an infant’s first well-child exam within 24 hours of birth. Your child’s pediatrician visits the hospital and conducts the well-child exam on-site.

Babies and toddlers

Children grow rapidly during their first two years of life. Roxbury Pediatrics recommends babies and toddlers visit the office at least every few months during this phase. At each checkup, your child’s provider monitors their growth and development and administers routine vaccines.

Older children and adolescents

Once your child enters school, schedule a well-child exam at least once a year. This rule applies even if your child appears healthy. Many potentially serious issues like diabetes don’t present obvious symptoms. Your child may also have mental health concerns or a developmental delay that needs attention. 

Regular visits to Roxbury Pediatrics can alert you early on, allowing for more positive treatment outcomes.

What do I need to bring to a well-child exam?

Roxbury Pediatrics recommends you bring the following documents to your child’s appointment:

  • List of the medications or supplements your child takes
  • Any unusual symptoms or concerns you’d like to address
  • Your child’s health insurance card
  • Results from any recent tests

If you’ve visited any other pediatricians or specialists recently, bring their names and contact information as well. 

What happens during a well-child exam?

At Roxbury Pediatrics, a well-child exam includes the following:

  • A comprehensive physical exam
  • Updated vaccinations and immunizations
  • Assessment of your child’s development and behavior
  • Education on nutrition, physical fitness, and injury prevention
  • Recommendations for preventing illness

If you notice your child exhibiting any unusual symptoms, bring those up during the appointment as well. You can also ask questions about learning, development, playground safety, and more.

Do children need vaccines at well-child visits?

Yes. Roxbury Pediatrics believes vaccines are an important aspect of preventive care. Some parents worry that vaccines may increase the risk of other health problems, but there’s no evidence that’s the case. Before any vaccine is released to the public, it undergoes months of testing and review.

What’s more, vaccines protect your child and the community. If your child receives their vaccines on a schedule, they’re much less likely to experience serious illness or hospitalization.  

To request a well-child exam at Roxbury Pediatrics for your little one, click the online booking tool or call the office today.