Get Your Child Ready for School with a Pediatrician’s Office in Fairfield

Get Your Child Ready for School with a Pediatrician’s Office in Fairfield
Aug. 182022

Back to school is just around the corner. Well child checks are an important part of your child’s health and wellness. Oftentimes these well checks are missed in the older elementary and middle school students. The pediatrician’s office in Fairfield can help you and your child make the best and most informed decisions regarding their health. At the Center For Pediatric Medicine, we understand that it is important to have a pediatrician that you trust to make sure that your child always gets the preventive care and regular wellness checkups with a pediatrician.

A pediatrician focuses on both the physical and mental wellbeing of your little one to make sure they are getting the proper care they need. At the pediatrician’s office in Fairfield, we understand that parents will have a lot of questions for them along the way. When you come in for your child’s appointment it’s a good idea to jot down those questions so that your child’s doctor can answer them for you. Here are some of the services we provide at Center for Pediatric Medicine to get your child back to school ready:

  • School Physicals: We will measure weight, height, blood pressure and pulse. We will also assess, examine and evaluate your child’s eyes, nose, ears, throat, chest, neck, and lymph nodes. Further to the exam, we will evaluate your child’s heart, abdomen, muscles, skin, joints and their spine
  • Sport Physicals: A sports physical is the comprehensive physical evaluation given by our authorized medical examiner that ensures your child is medically cleared to play sports. During this exam, we will measure your blood pressure and pulse. Test your vision. Check your heart, lungs, belly, ears, nose, and throat. Check your joints, strength, flexibility, and posture.
  • Vision & Hearing Screening: Hearing and vision screenings are simple tests that determine if your child might have problems with your hearing or vision. They are part of routine care of children as they grow.
  • ADHD: ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, and difficulty at school or work. Standard treatments for ADHD in children include medications, behavior therapy, counseling and education services. These treatments can relieve many of the symptoms of ADHD 
  • Registered Dietitian: Registered dietitian nutritionists, are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. Registered dietitian nutritionists, use their nutrition expertise to help your child make unique, positive lifestyle changes.
  • Developmental Assessment: A developmental assessment is a screening that’s designed to monitor your child’s development. You first complete a questionnaire about your child. The medical provider will then measure your child’s development by assessing their growth, movements, motor skills, behavior, speech, and emotions
  • Seasonal flu clinics: Flu vaccination helps reduce everyone’s risk of becoming seriously ill, but this is especially important for those who have chronic conditions, like asthma or diabetes. Vaccination also helps protect your child who has compromised immune systems.
  • Accommodations & Resources for Children with Special Health Needs: children with special healthcare needs , require more care for their physical , developmental, behavioral, or emotional differences than their typically developing peers. Special health care needs include any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, or use of specialized services.

Back to school is just around the corner, don’t hesitate on your child’s health. Our patient services at Center for Pediatric Medicine in Fairfield will provide your child with the services, health care intervention, and physical skills and wellbeing that they need to be prepared for this upcoming school year. Call our pediatrician’s office in Fairfield 203-790-0822 to make an appointment today. If you have any questions, contact us through our website. We look forward to preparing your child for their first day of school!

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