Why Regular Pediatric Appointments are So Important
By Southwest Children's Clinic
November 15, 2019
Category: Pediatrics

As a way to maintain a proper immunization schedule, record developmental milestones, and pinpoint health problems as they first emerge, regular pediatric appointments keep your children strong and healthy. Here at Southwest Children's Clinic, your pediatricians offer a range of services for infants and children living in West Jordan, UT.

Immunizations and Pediatric Care in West Jordan, UT

Similar to adults, children require regular medical check-ups to prevent and treat illnesses—however, babies and young children require more specialized care than their adult counterparts, due to their rapid growth and susceptibility to disease. Preventive pediatric care focuses on a number of areas, including:

  • Immunizations
  • Diagnosing and treating diseases ranging from the common cold to pediatric diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Vision and hearing
  • Behavioral issues
  • Mental health
  • Nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Sports injuries

Seeing a regular pediatrician can also help to ease any fear or anxiety that children may have about receiving medical care. Regular appointments create a sense of familiarity and trust so that when an issue does arise, your child can feel at ease and calm in the care of a trusted adult.

Regular Well-Child Care Exams

Keeping track of immunization schedules, getting a baby on the right feeding schedule, and understanding developmental milestones can be overwhelming, especially for new parents. Well-child care exams are important for both children and parents, as they provide important preventive care as well as information for any of your questions or concerns.

Generally speaking, the first appointment should be scheduled within a few days of taking your newborn home. Following the first appointment, there is usually an appointment every few months for the first two years, and then yearly at age two and up depending on your child's circumstances.

Find a Pediatrician in West Jordan, UT

For more information about our pediatric care and services, contact Southwest Children's Clinic by dialing (801) 563-1975. Schedule an appointment with one of our pediatricians today!