Why Are Physicals So Important in Children?

At Green Mountain Pediatrics, Dr. Francine Paston and Dr. Daniel Schloegel provide physicals for all the children in your family. It's important to keep up with regular physicals in Lakewood, CO, to monitor your child's health. Keep reading about physicals and contact us to make an appointment.

Physicals are to make sure your child is up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations and hitting developmental milestones. Schools and sports teams can also require your child to have a physical to make sure your child is healthy and it's safe for them to participate.

At a physical appointment, your pediatrician checks all the child's vital signs and completes a comprehensive physical exam. Talk to your doctor about any allergies your child has or any medication they take. Children can't always verbalize symptoms or don't know when a symptom is important so regular checkups can give you and your child a better sense of what is normal and what should raise alarm.

A physical in Lakewood, CO, is also an important opportunity for both you and your child to speak to your pediatrician and ask questions. All children can have puzzling behavior at times! So if you have questions about your child's behavior or habits don't hesitate to bring it up to your pediatrician.

Going to the doctor regularly is a good habit to get into. Too many adults delay going to a doctor when they're not feeling well out of fear or avoidance. When your child feels comfortable in the environment and reaching out to a doctor when they need help, it will benefit them for the rest of their lives.

Dr. Francine Paston, and Dr. Daniel Schloegel of Green Mountain Pediatrics in Lakewood, CO are here to help you and your family stay healthy. Contact us for an appointment at (303) 936-7415.

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