To ensure your child grows and develops at an ideal pace and remains as healthy as possible, well-child checkups are essential. At Sugar Land Pediatrics in Missouri City, Texas, board-certified pediatrician Senait Adebo, MD, FAAP, provides well-child checkups for babies, children, and teenagers. Call the office or schedule your child’s next well-child checkup online today.
Well-child checkups at Sugar Land Pediatrics are visits that assess your child’s health and wellness. Dr. Adebo is highly experienced in completing wellness exams and uses them as a tool to improve your child’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
These exams detect possible medical conditions before they turn into worrisome problems. She offers preventive care, such as childhood vaccinations, to reduce the chance of certain illnesses. But she can also help your child if they’re experiencing a mental health issue and provide compassionate guidance.
During wellness check-ups at Sugar Land Pediatrics, Dr. Adebo greets you and your child and may complete the following:
Dr. Adebo assesses your child’s pulse, blood pressure, height, weight, and temperature. Then, she evaluates their growth and development using a growth chart, as well as their body mass index (BMI). She may ask questions about your child’s medical history, medication regimen, and lifestyle habits.
Next, she performs a physical exam, evaluating the eyes, ears, throat, breathing, heartbeat, reflexes, and more to screen for potential medical problems. Your child may also undergo vision and hearing screenings.
If your child is at risk of a health condition or develops unusual symptoms, Dr. Adebo may recommend diagnostic tests. She might suggest blood tests, urine testing, asthma or allergy testing, heart-function tests, or imaging procedures.
Any time your child needs treatment for an illness, disease, or injury, Dr. Adebo offers medication prescriptions and other options to help them properly manage their medical condition. If your child needs care from a specialist, she refers you to highly trained providers who can help.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends scheduling routine well-child checkups for infants, children, and teens at the following ages:
Reach out to the Sugar Land Pediatrics office if you suspect your child has an illness, injury, developmental delay, chronic disease, or a mental health condition — such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, autism, or depression.
To book well-child checkups, call Sugar Land Pediatrics or schedule an appointment online today.