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Well Child Check Up Specialist

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD -  - Pediatrician

La Providence Pediatrics & Family Clinics

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD

Pediatrician & Family Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

Ensuring your child stays healthy is your top priority, of course, and you can trust board-certified pediatrician Ifeyinwa Onwudiwe, MD, and her staff at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics with their care. The team offers well child checkups for children and teens of all ages at their two Houston, Texas, locations. They provide comprehensive pediatric care to optimize your child’s quality of life. Schedule an appointment with the practice by phone or online today.

Well Child Check Up Q & A

What is a well child checkup?

Well child checkups include medical evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of health issues children commonly face. The La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics team offers top-quality, compassionate care to babies, children, and teenagers.

Which pediatric services are available in well child checkups?

Some of the numerous pediatric services available during well child exams at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics include:

  • Medical evaluation
  • Nutrition assessments and education
  • Developmental screening
  • Sports and school physicals
  • Health education
  • On-site bloodwork
  • Asthma and allergy testing
  • Other diagnostic testing
  • Immunizations
  • Medication prescriptions
  • Specialist referrals

The goal of well child visits is to ensure that your child grows and develops at a normal, healthy pace. and to detect health problems before serious complications arise.

What happens during well child checkups?

When your child arrives at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics for a well child checkup, welcoming staff members greet them. Your child’s provider checks their height, weight, head circumference (in babies), temperature, pulse, and other vital signs.

The providers ask about your child’s personal and family medical history. This includes past diagnoses and current medications and symptoms. Their pediatrician asks about your child’s lifestyle habits and addresses concerns you might have about growth and development. 

They might complete developmental assessments, vision and hearing screenings, and a comprehensive physical examination. Your child’s provider may suggest diagnostic tests to detect or rule out an illness, disease, or injury. Examples include blood tests, urine tests, throat or nasal swabs, allergy testing, asthma tests, X-rays, or other diagnostic imaging procedures.

The La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics team offers vaccinations to shield your child against certain illnesses, or to lessen their effects if your child should get sick.

How often should I schedule a well child checkup?

Generally speaking, you should schedule a well child checkup annually beginning when your child is 3 years old. For babies and younger children, schedule wellness exams at 3-5 days old and 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months of age.

The next time your child is due for a well child checkup, you can trust the highly trained La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics team for exceptional care. Book an appointment over the phone or online today.