VCM Family Medicine
Aruna Medimpudi, M.D.
Family Medicine located in Aldie, VA
With so many physical and mental developments happening in your child’s early months and years, it’s incredibly important to have a qualified medical professional supervise their progress. Well-child visits with Aruna Medimpudi, MD, and the team at VCM Family Medicine in Aldie, Virginia, are an excellent way to ensure that your child stays healthy and develops appropriately. To schedule your well-child visit, call the offices of VCM Family Medicine or book an appointment online.
Well Child Visit Q & A
What is a well-child visit?
A well-child visit is a check-up that you have with Dr. Medimpudi to assess your child’s health and development and to address any problems that might be arising.
Well-child visits should be done more frequently the younger your child is since more developments happen at a quicker pace in their earlier years. Dr. Medimpudi is an expert in newborn care, so they should have their first well-child visit by their first week, and they should keep having well-child visits until they’re 18 years old.
Well-child visits are also an opportunity for you to ask Dr. Medimpudi any questions that you might have about your child’s physical and mental health and development. Even though Dr. Medimpudi is an expert on your child’s health, remember that you’re the expert on your child, so it’s important to inform Dr. Medimpudi of anything you’ve noticed or seen in between your child’s visits.
What happens during a well-child visit?
When you come in for your child’s well-child visit, Dr. Medimpudi
- Performs a physical exam to check your child’s height, weight, hearing, and vision
- Gives your child any necessary shots, such as immunizations or vaccinations
- Assesses the progress of your child’s physical growth and mental development
- Discusses diet, physical fitness, illness prevention, and health and safety concerns
- Explains different ways you can handle emergencies and sudden illnesses
Dr. Medimpudi records all of this information in your child’s permanent medical record so that she can track their development over the course of their well-child visits.
When should I bring in my child for a well-child visit?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you come in for well-child visits when your child is:
- 3-5 days old
- 1 month old
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 9 months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 24 months old
- 30 months old
- 3 years old
- 4 years old
After your child is 4 years old, your child should come in for a well-child visit every year until they’re 18.
Get on track with your well-child visits today by scheduling an appointment with the medical professionals at VCM Family Medicine. You can call the office or book your child’s visit online.