what is a well-child exam?
To ensure that your child is growing healthily and isn't experiencing any underlying health conditions, it's important to schedule a well-child exam once a year. Kids undergo many changes and develop rapidly from birth until they reach early adulthood. Keeping up with routine pediatric care is essential to stay on top of all of the changes that occur during this time. Our comprehensive care physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center will let you know how often to bring your child in for a checkup. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality pediatric care for patients all throughout Lawrence, KS so your child can grow up happy and healthy.
"I have had a great experience with Dr. Alana Ryan and her nurse. Dr. Ryan has actually listened to my concerns and I can tell that she truly cares about my entire well-being."- S.L. / Google / Jul 12, 2022
"All I can say is, if you are looking for a doctor that takes your concerns seriously, treats you with the highest level of kindness, who is adaptive and thorough, go see Dr. Blake Phipps and his nurse Tina. I have never before in my life experienced the high level of care that I have received from them. Not only was I taken seriously, my concerns were addressed right away, I was seen immediately, and I felt comfortable being treated. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to Dr. Phipps and his team."- J.“. / Google / Apr 15, 2022
"My experience today my experience with the nurse practitioner that I saw was wonderful"- B.H. / Google / Mar 13, 2022
"They have a wonderful staff. And they listen to their patients questions and they answer their questions. And they are prompt when it comes to scheduling for appointments either there or to specialists for tests or labs."- G.F. / Google / Feb 26, 2022
"I've always had wonderful experiences with the nurses and providers, they always make me feel safe and welcome. The front desk staff has been dismissive, and has forced some fairly embarrassing interactions - like having me state my health concerns in front of other patients, being unwilling to work with me to explain payment information when I was contacting my insurance, etc. I was late once, and instead of telling me yes or no as to whether the provider would still see me they made it seem like it was a huge deal and seemed very exasperated and borderline rude. I'd rather get a no than be treated like that to be honest. I get that COVID is hard and everyone is stressed but I shouldn't be leaving the front desk getting choked up from stress and embarrassment in most of my visits. I guess I didn't really think it was a big deal and sort of a universal experience until I started working at a hospital and have seen very positive and nonjudgemental interactions between patients and staff there, even when the news wasn't great. The good news is that you can do most of your check-in virtually. Again, the providers have been nothing but kind so it's not enough to make me look for healthcare elsewhere, but I am disappointed."- J.M. / Google / Feb 19, 2022
What is Included in a well-child exam?
The components of a well-child exam can vary based on the age and particular needs of your child. In most cases, this exam includes a physical and some diagnostic tests to help with the following:
- Overall wellness
- Illness prevention
- Detect underlying conditions
- Track growth and development
Along with providing the best care possible to your child, our physicians at Lawrence Family Practice Center value building long-lasting relationships with families. Helping kids feel comfortable around medical professionals can positively impact them for the rest of their lives.
Well-Child Exams FAQ
How is a well-child exam different than a sick visit?
A sick visit is an exam scheduled on short notice to address an acute condition like fever, cold, or injury. Well-child exams are scheduled regularly to give your child a check-up to monitor growth and health to make sure your child is growing up healthy and strong.
At what ages do children typically have a well-child exam?
- 2 weeks
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 2.5 years
- 3 years
- 4 years
- 5 years
Are well-child exams necessary?
Well-child exams monitor your child’s health and progress during the pivotal years of their early development. It helps to ensure your child is properly developing and can help identify any disorders or developmental delays early so they can be addressed.
promote good health
Well-child exams are an essential aspect of every child's health, from infancy to adolescence. These personalized assessments work to detect any physical, social, or mental conditions that could be impacting your child. From there, our team will work with your child to best manage their condition and find solutions to help them in their day-to-day life. Schedule a well-child exam at Lawrence Family Practice Center in Lawrence, KS by contacting our office today!