Pediatric Wellness Exams in Lewes, Delaware

The Importance of Pediatric Wellness Exams 

As your child grows and develops, it is very important that they are regularly evaluated by a pediatrician. Even if your child is healthy, taking them to the doctor for well checks can help prevent future health issues and ensure they are on track with immunizations and developmental milestones. 

What Does a Pediatrician Do? 

During a well-visit, your pediatrician will check your child’s vision, hearing, weight, and height. They will talk with you about your child’s sleep, eating habits, mental health, home life, and school performance. Taking your child to regular well-checks gives your pediatrician a chance to provide advice and guidance for your child’s diet, exercise, and mental health. They can also answer your questions and discuss age-appropriate topics with you and your children such as driving, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, and sexual activity. 

During your child’s wellness exam, their pediatrician will administer any booster shots or vaccines they need to be allowed to attend school and stay safe from diseases. According to the CDC, children are at high risk for developing flu-related complications. Your child’s pediatrician will be able to administer the flu vaccine during the wellness exam.

Questions to Ask Your Child’s Pediatrician 

Asking the right questions at your child’s wellness exam will help you get a complete picture of your child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s important to ask your child’s pediatrician these questions so you can take the necessary steps to keep your child happy and healthy. 

  • Are there any diseases going around right now and how can I keep my child from getting sick? 
  • Is my child ready to graduate from a car seat to a booster seat? 
  • Specific questions about your child’s eating habits, sleep patterns, allergies, and illnesses
  • When should my child start seeing a dentist? Who do you recommend? 
  • Can I get a copy of my child’s health and immunization records?

Dr. Maria Childers, Best of Delaware 2021 

Best pediatrician 2021 in Lewes Delaware

Dr. Maria Childers is the Medical Director of Pediatrics at Atracare Health. Her advanced education, extensive experience, and reputation for being a caring, effective pediatrician earned her the Best of Delaware Award for 2021. If you book a wellness exam with Dr. Childers, you can feel confident that your child will be receiving precise care from a warm, knowledgeable pediatrician you can trust. 

Book a Pediatric Exam for Your Child at Atracare Health 

Atracare is your premier partner in health. We use modern technology and modern medicine to deliver top-quality care to our patients. If you live in or around Lewes, you can rely on the health professionals at Atracare for all your child’s health care needs. Our texting feature makes it easy for you to schedule appointments right from your phone. We also offer self-pay pricing for patients without insurance or who owe a deductible. Text 667-220-6534, or call (302) 567-1500 today to schedule a pediatric wellness exam for your child. We always have Spanish-speaking staff available to help. 

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