Back To School Exams Jacksonville
No matter what grade your child is about to enter, a visit to your primary care physician for a yearly pediatric exam should be at the top of your list of things to do. While it might not seem as important as your own annual checkup, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advocates the continuity of regular physical exams for all children, adolescents and teenagers. Back to School exams afford your pediatrician or primary care physician an opportunity to monitor vital signs, check your child's vision and hearing, test for anemia or signs of high cholesterol, and provide wellness guidance. In addition, the continuity of annual exams help detect emerging medical issues as well as record your child's progress and development.
Back to School Exams often ask if a child's vaccinations are current and may require a copy of an up-to-date immunization record be submitted with the form. For healthier kids, this may be their only visit to the family doctor each year. If this is the case with your loved ones, it is a good time to address any concerns you have about emotional, developmental or social issues. After all, it is important to maintain a healthy balance of home life, school, social activities and participation in extracurricular activities. As a parent, you know to take your child to the doctor when he or she is sick; but at Family Care Partners, our doctors follow comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care to include developmental milestones, emotional well-being and nutrition.
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