Well and Preventative Care • 5 to 9 Years

Well and Preventative Care • 5 to 9 Years2017-11-16T10:55:41+00:00

Well and Preventative Pediatric Care
from Five to Nine Years Old

Pediatric Care from Five to Nine Years Old • 5 year pediatric checkup

Five Year Visit

We will measure height, weight, and blood pressure. We will discuss diet, digestive concerns, sleep, behavior, safety, and family life. We will do a vision screen and a hearing screen. We will discuss kindergarten readiness or adjustment. Development includes writing one’s name, drawing, following directions, participating in group activities, and cooperative play with other children.

No immunizations scheduled, but will be reviewed.

Pediatric Care from Five to Nine Years Old • 6 year pediatric checkup

Six Year Visit

We will measure height, weight, and blood pressure. We will discuss diet ( especially healthy snacking), digestive issues, sleep, safety (especially car and bike safety), and family life. We will do a vision screen and a hearing screen. Developmental issues focus on school adjustment and performance, friendships, behavior at home and school, and motor skills such as bike-riding and sports participation. The blood test to check for anemia is done at this visit.

No immunizations scheduled, but will be reviewed.

Pediatric Care from Five to Nine Years Old • 7 year pediatric checkup

Seven Year Visit

We will measure height , weight, and blood pressure. We will discuss diet and growth, digestive issues, sleep, safety and family life. A vision screen will be performed. Development again focuses on school adjustment and performance, peer relationships, behavior at home and school, and emerging independence.

No immunizations scheduled, but will be reviewed.

Pediatric Care from Five to Nine Years Old • 8 year pediatric checkup

Eight Year Visit

We will measure height, weight, and blood pressure. We will discuss diet and growth, digestive issues, sleep, safety and family life. A vision screen and hearing screen are performed. Developmental issues are school performance, home and school behavior, attention span, cooperation, peer relations, and out of school activities. Children at this age are usually very aware of their own bodies and feelings, and we encourage them to start to share their concerns and interests with us. We also encourage parents to speak with children about safe behavior, taking care of themselves, and reporting any instances of unwanted attention.

No immunizations scheduled, but will be reviewed.

Pediatric Care from Five to Nine Years Old • 9 year pediatric checkup

Nine Year Visit

We will measure height, weight, and blood pressure. We will discuss diet and growth, digestive issues, sleep, safety and family life. A vision screen is performed. Developmental issues are school performance, organization abilities, home and school behavior, friendships, and out of school activities. We will begin discussions of puberty. Many children at age nine are already experiencing early stages of puberty, such as body odor, breast development, and body hair growth.

Even if your child is not experiencing the changes, we encourage parents to discuss puberty openly and honestly. Children are aware of the changes in their peers and older siblings, and will have many questions. We also can provide many resources for children and parents in having these discussions. Many children have a sense of modesty by this age, and we encourage parents to consider whether the children are comfortable with siblings in the exam room during the physical exam.

No immunizations are scheduled, but will be reviewed.