Your newborn should have their first checkup within 5 days of delivery.
After the initial checkup, Dr. Smith or Dr. Madisa will schedule a 1-month appointment. Then they’ll see your baby at least every 2 months up until they’re 6 months old. After 6 months, we’d like to see your baby every 3 months up to 18 months old, and then we recommend annual visits until they are 18 years of age.
During these visits, Dr. Smith or Dr. Madisa will perform the following:
– a complete physical examination
– take measurements
– assess development
– administer shots
– talk about health and safety
– answer any questions you have
Every wellness visit includes anticipatory guidance. This is advice about what’s to come developmentally for your child and how to help keep the child healthy and safe between visits.
If you’d like to learn more about our clinic and our services, please contact our office today. We’d certainly love to hear from you.