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​Taking your child to the doctor for an ear infection or a fever is one time you see your pediatrician. But taking your child to the doctor for their annual well visit or a sports physical is another type of visit altogether, and an important one not to miss. This is your chance to raise questions and concerns about your child's development, behavior, and general well-being — questions that are difficult to discuss during sick visits. It is also an opportunity to see how your child has grown, ask the doctor about sensitive subjects, and prepare your child for the best care possible.

Pediatrician David A. Levine, MD, FAAP, discusses how parents can prepare for these visits to make the best use of their time.

 

Last Updated
8/22/2013
Source
American Academy of Pediatrics (Copyright © 2013)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.