Well Child Checkups

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child visit his or her pediatrician for regularly scheduled checkups. These checkups, usually called "well baby" or "well child" visits, give the pediatrician a chance to observe and assess your child's health and development.

Importance of Checkup Appointments

Adapted from The National Library of Medicine's Medical Encyclopedia

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change. Our doctors or nurse practitioners will give you information about normal development, nutrition, sleep, safety, how to help your child stay well and other important information.  For infants, we pay special attention to whether or not your baby has met normal developmental milestones.

Since well child visits are generally made when your child has no specific health issues, these visits are a great time for you to discuss your child's growth and development in general. You will find that you can make the most of these visits by writing down questions and concerns as you think of them before the visit and bring them with you.

Important Health Screenings Are Done at Wellness Exams (PDF)
Vision, Hearing, Lead, Developmental, Urinalysis, Depression Screening

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After Baby is Born

After your baby is born, please call our office when you know the day your baby will be discharged from the hospital. We will schedule the first visit 7-10 days from the day of discharge. Many babies will require a visit 2-3 days after being discharged if weight gain or jaundice is a concern. One of our pediatricians in the hospital will review with you when your baby needs to be seen for their first office visit.

After your baby's 7-10 day appt, we will schedule well child visits according to the schedule below.  

NOTE: after the 6 month visit we begin scheduling checkups three (3) months in advance.

We encourage you to call us or schedule visits any time your baby or child seems ill or whenever you are concerned about your baby's health or development.

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Is English your second language? Though born and raised in Indiana, Dr. Chrissy Adams spent time studying abroad and can speak fluently with you about your child’s health needs in Spanish.

Call 317-621-9000 to make an appointment with Dr. Adams.

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