Well-baby checkups should be completed at regular intervals to ensure that babies are growing and developing normally. Plus, these checkups can catch small problems, educate parents and serve as foundations for good health care as the baby grows into toddlerhood. The younger the baby is, the more frequently he will need well-baby visits because he is growing at a faster rate. Our doctor walks alongside parents and babies through sickness and in times of health to help them get through any concerns that may arise. She specifically follows recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the Centers for Disease Control and ensures that the services she is providing mesh with what is recommended by the California Department of Public Health.
We stress the importance of vaccinations for all of our patients.
Part of well-baby visits at certain ages is the administration of vaccinations, often called “baby shots.” Sadly, there has been a great deal of misinformation about these vaccinations in recent years especially as increasing numbers of people turn to the Internet for their information. Much of what can be found on the Internet these days regarding these shots is merely false information about possible side effects. However, the damage has been done, and many babies and children are now left unvaccinated or under-vaccinated, causing great risks of outbreaks of serious childhood illnesses and other dangerous diseases. Therefore, We stress the importance of vaccinations for all of our patients.
Keeping your baby’s vaccinations up-to-date can help prevent the following dangerous diseases, many of which are on the rise today.
- Whooping cough
- Bacterial meningitis
- Hepatitis A and B
- Human papillomavirus, also called HPV
Parents of babies can work with our doctor to learn more about vaccinations and the times when they should be given.
Our doctor is incredible to work with as she provides comprehensive well-baby examinations and spends plenty of time at each appointment to answer questions and educate parents about common childhood concerns. Families from Victorville and the surrounding areas are encouraged to set up well-baby appointments at our office today.