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Annual Well Checks Specialist

Bubbles Pediatrics, LLC

Pediatricians & General Pediatrics located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Scheduling an annual wellness check is one of the easiest ways to protect your child’s health and ensure they hit all of their developmental milestones. At Bubbles Pediatrics LLC, expert pediatrician Utsahi Patel, MD, provides annual wellness checks to infants, children, and teens, including sports and school physicals. To make an appointment for your child, call the office in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, or click the online booking feature today.

Annual Well Checks Q&A

What is an annual wellness check?

An annual wellness check is a preventive screening measure that assesses your child’s health and well-being. Routine visits to Bubbles Pediatrics LLC can reduce your child’s risk of potentially serious medical conditions and ensure they’re growing and developing normally. 

Most children undergo their first wellness check a few days after birth. The providers at Bubbles Pediatrics LLC recommend subsequent visits at least once a year, until the age of 18. 

What happens during an annual wellness check?

At Bubbles Pediatrics LLC, an annual wellness check includes:

  • A complete physical exam
  • The administration of immunizations (vaccines)
  • An assessment of your child’s development and behavior
  • A discussion of your child’s lifestyle, including nutrition and exercise

During your child’s annual wellness check, bring up any questions or concerns you have. That’s especially true if your child experiences any unusual symptoms and they don’t respond to at-home treatments like rest, drinking plenty of fluids, or over-the-counter medication.

What are the different types of wellness checks?

Bubbles Pediatrics LLC offers several types of wellness checks, including:

Sports physicals

Many youth sports leagues require participants to undergo a physical exam before the start of a new season. A sports physical can identify conditions that might affect your child’s ability to run around or exercise (like asthma). Your child’s provider can also make recommendations to reduce your child’s risk of an injury.

School physicals

Most school districts require students to participate in a physical exam at least once a year. After your child completes the exam, their provider can fill out the necessary paperwork for you to submit to the school administration.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations or immunizations are an important part of preventive care. They teach your child’s immune system to identify harmful invaders, like viruses and bacteria. The type of vaccinations your child needs depends on various factors, including their age and health history. After an exam, your child’s pediatrician can make recommendations that align with their needs.

Do healthy children need annual wellness checks?

Even if your child appears healthy, it’s important to schedule an annual wellness check. Many chronic conditions, including asthma, eczema, and allergies don’t always present obvious symptoms. Routine checkups with your child’s pediatrician can catch these and other issues early on, ensuring your child feels their best.  

To schedule an annual wellness check for your child at Bubbles Pediatrics LLC, call the office or click the online scheduling tool today.