Partners In Wellness
Joseph W. Price, M.D.
Comprehensive Family Medicine & Integrative Holistic Medicine located in East Mount Airy, Philadelphia, PA
A children’s wellness exam is one of the best tools you have for keeping your child healthy. During a children’s wellness exam, Joseph Price, MD, evaluates your child’s physical, emotional, and social well-being to get a complete picture of your child’s health. For an integrated approach to care, call the Partners In Wellness office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or request a children’s wellness exam online today. Besides covering the basics of charting growth, development, and vaccines, Dr. Price examines the child with a parent present to explain all procedures and tests.
Children's Wellness Exam
What is a children’s wellness exam?
A children’s wellness exam is a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s overall health and well-being.
Childhood is a period of rapid growth and development, and a children’s wellness exam assesses and monitors your child during this process to make sure they’re meeting age-expected milestones.
Finding delays in growth or development early gives your child a chance to catch up, potentially preventing future problems.
Partners In Wellness is a comprehensive family medicine practice that takes an integrated and holistic approach to care. Dr. Price focuses on your child’s whole health, including their physical, emotional, and social well-being, during a wellness exam.
When do I schedule a children’s wellness exam?
When you schedule your child’s wellness exam depends on their age. Partners In Wellness provides care for all ages, including infants, children, and teens.
You need to schedule a children’s wellness exam at:
- 3 to 5 days of age
- 1 month of age
- 2 months of age
- 3 months of age
- 4 months of age
- 6 months of age
- 12 months of age
- 15 months of age
- 18 months of age
- 24 months of age
- 30 months of age
- 36 months of age
After age 3 (36 months), you need to schedule an annual children’s wellness exam. These exams are the most important health visit of the year.
What happens during a children’s wellness exam?
The details of your child’s wellness exam depend on their age and health needs. When it comes to wellness exams, Dr. Price schedules ample time so you never feel rushed during your appointment.
He first reviews any health concerns you have and your child’s medical history, and asks about your child’s sleep habits, usual diet, and exercise routine.
Dr. Price completes a physical exam, measuring height and weight, checking blood pressure, palpating internal organs, and assessing reflexes. He also checks your child’s vision and hearing.
For infants and toddlers, Dr. Price does a developmental screening to make sure they’re meeting developmental milestones.
After the exam, Dr. Price works with you and your child, developing strategies and plans that promote your child’s health and well-being, such as vaccinations.
To schedule your children’s wellness exam with a holistic practitioner, call Partners In Wellness, or request one online today.