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Well-child exams are the foundation of good pediatric health and a need that no parent should overlook. Suhir Bitar, MD, of At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge, serving the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, is happy to offer thorough in-home physical exams to keep your little one on track for outstanding health and wellness. Call today to schedule an appointment or reach out online. Telemedicine visits are also available to patients throughout Arizona.

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  • What is the purpose of well-child exams?

    Well-child visits are the setting where your child receives a thorough health and developmental assessment. They are an extension of newborn care visits, although once kids move through the toddler years, they can usually transition into annual exams.
    These preventive health visits allow Dr. Bitar to check for any signs of disease or developmental issues. The information gathered during these exams goes into your child’s personal medical record. Over time, this living document becomes an invaluable resource for tracking health and development.
    Well-child exams are also an opportunity for parents to ask questions and receive guidance on any topic of choice. Wondering if you should add supplements to your child’s diet? Concerned about sleeping patterns or unusual behaviors? Your well-child visits are the setting to learn more.

  • What should I expect during a well-child exam?

    The initial portion of the exam focuses on gathering routine data like your child’s height, weight, temperature, and more. A brief exam checks some of the following:
    ● Reflexes● Skin condition● Neurological function● Strength● Flexibility● Vision● Hearing
    Throughout the visit, Dr. Bitar will also assess your child’s speech development, emotional health, and more. She has the training and experience to identify areas of concern in the earliest stages. If your child needs vaccines, she can administer them during your in-home visit. You’ll also have plenty of time to ask questions or share any concerns you have regarding your child’s health and development.

  • How do well-child exams change as children grow older?

    When children are small, much of the communication during the visit is between you and Dr. Bitar. As your child grows older, Dr. Bitar makes an effort to engage them more fully in the conversation. This helps children begin to take on more responsibility for their health and wellness.
    As kids move through their teenage years and toward early adulthood, Dr. Bitar strives to empower them to play an active role in shaping a healthy future life. These early interactions with a trusted medical practitioner can set a child up for a lifetime of good health. When you need to schedule a well-child exam, reach out to At Home Pediatric Medicine Concierge online or over the phone to book an exam.

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