Pediatric Broward, Margate and Fort Lauderdale Florida
Guide for Parents

Well Visits Schedule
Well visits are a good time to ask Dr. Leon any questions about your child's health, development, nutrition, and behavior. So bring a list. It'll save time and help you get answers to all your questions. Dr. Leon thinks every concern you have is important, no matter how trivial you may think it is.
Here's what happens at well visits:

  • We examine your baby or child
  • Check progress
  • Update immunizations
  • Answer your questions.

And here's a high-level overview of each individual well visit:

+ Newborn visit

+ 1-Month Visit

+ 2-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor height, weight and head circumference
  • Discuss appropriate diet, development, behavior and sleeping patterns
  • Address health concerns common at this age: diaper rash, cradle cap, eczema, and baby acne
  • Discuss breastfeeding, travel concerns, and the transition of returning to work
  • Review development milestones: improved coordination, beginning to smile, and sleeping for longer intervals

+ 4-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor weight. length and head circumference
  • Discuss appropriate diet, development, and sleeping patterns
  • Discuss introduction of solid foods
  • Discuss common health concerns at this age: colds and the flu
  • Answer questions about childcare options
  • Review important development milestones: eating less frequently, rolling over, response to voices, facial expressions

+ 6-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor weight. length and head circumference
  • Discuss development, behavior, and sleeping patterns
  • Education of treatment of colds and mild diarrhea common at this age
  • Review important development milestones: bearing weight on feet when held up, sitting up without assistance, picking up objects, cooing

+ 9-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor weight. length and head circumference
  • Discuss appropriate diversification of solid foods, development, behavior, and sleeping patterns
  • Discuss how to treat colds, fevers, croup, diarrhea, and ear infections, which frequently occur at this age
  • Review important developmental milestones: sitting, crawling or scooting around, babbling, and "separation anxiety"

+ 12-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor weight. length and head circumference
  • Discuss an appropriately diversified diet, development, behavior, and sleeping patterns
  • Discuss how to properly treat colds, cuts, bumps, and falls
  • Review important developmental milestones: first walking steps, saying a few words, self-feeding with a spoon
  • Blood screening for anemia and lead

+ 15-Month Visit

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor weight. length and head circumference
  • Discuss development, behavior, and sleeping patterns
  • Discuss diet, nutrition, and picky eating, a common issue at this age
  • Assess and offer advice regarding your child's language development
  • Monitor important milestones: language acquisition, walking, a sense of boundaries, and the ability to handle frustrations

+ 18-Month Visit(age: 11/2 years)

  • Physical examination
  • Monitor important milestones for this age: language progressing, fine motor coordination
  • Advice on temper tantrums and defiant behavior

+24 Month (age: 2 years) Visit:

  • Physical examination
  • Discuss appropriate diet: how to keep good eating habits
  • Discuss development, bowel movements, behavior, and sleeping patterns
  • Blood screening for anemia and lead

+ Yearly Visits for all Children

+Kindergarten Exam

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