Your Family Walk-In Clinic providers will care for patients who are above one year of age, children, and adolescents. Your providers are trained to monitor their patients as they grow and ensure that they are reaching normal milestones during their stages of development.
Our Providers oversee the general health of their patients, making sure that children receive proper nutrition, adequate rest and enough physical activity to be healthy.
Regular wellness visits can help identify and diagnose any potential problems early, and a pediatrician can refer a patient to a specialist if necessary.
Reasons for a Child Care Visit
Pediatricians are trained to treat child patients who suffer from a variety of conditions, such as:
- Allergies and asthma
- Celiac disease
- Fetal alcohol syndrome
- A spectrum disorder or other developmental delays
- Hay fever
- Influenza and the common cold
- Other illness or injury
Services provided by pediatricians also include:
- Physical exams, especially those required prior to beginning school or athletics
- Routine wellness care
Stages of Growth
Your Family Walk-In Clinic Providers care for their patients from one year of age all the way through early and middle childhood and into adolescence. Patients experience physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral growth during each of these stages and it is important for pediatricians to monitor these milestones.
Your Family Walk-In Clinic providers are trained to see, care for and treat patients from one year of age and above. Patients younger than one year of age will see a pediatrician determine whether a baby suffers from physical defects during infancy. Pediatricians will also check infants for signs of normal growth and weight gain as well as physical milestones, such as the ability to hold their heads upright and the ability to smile. Infants will learn to make sounds and, after a few months, will learn to crawl and hold objects. During this time, children should receive regular wellness check-ups, as well as vaccinations.
At this stage, children can learn to walk and then run. They also begin to speak. Most children with autism are diagnosed during early childhood after failing to meet some of these milestones. Regular vaccinations continue during this stage.
As children grow, their speech patterns develop. During this stage they reach a new level of independence and can feed and dress themselves. There are additional vaccinations for children around the age of 5.
Aside from reaching puberty, adolescents will also undergo rapid cognitive development, especially in the areas of attention, memory, processing speed, organization and metacognition. Usually after the age of 18, patients will continue to see our providers who are trained in treating adults. Around 12 years of age, patients will receive the last of their vaccinations.