Routine Examinations Specialist

Westchester Park Pediatrics

Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located in Purchase, NY

Routine examinations are crucial to ensuring your child is healthy and developing well as they grow. The team of pediatric experts at Westchester Park Pediatrics in Purchase, New York, offers routine examinations for infants, children, and adolescents. To schedule your child’s routine examination, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Routine Examinations Q & A

What is a routine examination?

A routine examination, sometimes called a well-child checkup, is a regular assessment of your child’s physical, emotional, mental, and developmental health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children should receive routine examinations from birth until young adulthood. 

The Westchester Park Pediatrics team offers quality routine examinations for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents to:

  • Build trust between them and your child
  • Update their health record
  • Update their immunizations
  • Encourage healthy habits
  • Evaluate them for any signs or symptoms of illness
  • Assess risk factors of common childhood disorders
  • Identify developmental, mental, or emotional problems
  • Track their growth and development
  • Answer your health-related questions 

The well-child checkup also includes age-appropriate assessments and education for you and your child. 

When should my child have a routine examination?

Westchester Park Pediatrics uses the AAP guidelines to set the schedule for your child’s routine examinations. These exams coincide with the recommended childhood immunization schedule. 

Your pediatrician sees your newborn within a week of their birth, then at:

  • 3-5 days of life
  • One month old
  • Two months old
  • Four months old
  • Six months old
  • Nine months old
  • Twelve months old
  • Fifteen months old
  • Eighteen months old
  • 24 months
  • 30 months

The AAP recommends that your child comes in for yearly routine examinations between the ages of two and 21. As your child ages, your pediatrician adapts their assessment to their age and stage of development. 

What happens during a routine examination?

During your child’s routine examination, your pediatric team: 

  • Collects their vital signs, height, and weight
  • Updates their health record and medication list
  • Completes a physical examination 
  • Completes a developmental assessment
  • Administers scheduled immunizations 
  • Screens their vision and hearing
  • Collects blood or urine, as needed

During your visit, you and your child can ask any questions about developmental, nutritional, social, learning, behavioral, or sleep-related concerns. 

Finally, your pediatrician offers any recommendations, orders further testing, and adjusts your child’s plan of care when needed. 

Westchester Park Pediatrics and their affiliated practice, BridgeSpan Medicine, specialize in adolescent care and use routine examinations as a chance to connect, educate, and empower your older child to care for their personal health and wellness. They strive to be your partner in encouraging children to establish healthy habits early, equipping them for a lifetime of healthy living. 

To schedule your child’s routine examination, call the office or book an appointment online with Westchester Park Pediatrics today.