Well-child visits are important, key responsibilities of parents in keeping their kids healthy. This is the best time to address conditions that can affect their long term overall health, development and to prevent and detect illnesses and problems before symptoms occur.
As your provider, it allows us to get to know you and your child, track any health or developmental concerns, answer your questions, and give you feedback and advice.
What happens in a well visit?
Recording your child’s height, weight, and other important information
Evaluation of your child’s growth and development
Discussion of safety, nutrition, fitness, behavior, school, peer interaction, day to day family life, etc.
Addressing attention or learning challenges
Assessing body mass index for identifying and preventing obesity
Developmental screenings, if appropriate
Diseases currently going around that may affect your child
Newborn ( 2-3 days of age after hospital discharge)
2 weeks old
3 years old
Annually after age 3 years
We provide annual health checkups for pre-school and school going children at our clinic. Home collection services are provided for the needy.
New Born screening tests for metabolic disorders done at our clinic
Our Nutritionist / dietician will provide diet chart and counsel parents/ caretakers about culturally acceptable preparation of nutrient –rich foods
The basic steps to set up and use your nebulizer are as follows:
Wash your hands well.
Connect the hose to an air compressor.
Fill the medicine cup with your prescription. To avoid spills, close the medicine cup tightly and always hold the mouthpiece straight up and down.
Attach the hose and mouthpiece to the medicine cup.
Place the mouthpiece in your mouth. Keep your lips firm around the mouthpiece so that all of the medicine goes into your lungs.
Breathe through your mouth until all the medicine is used. This takes 10 to 15 minutes. If needed, use a nose clip so that you breathe only through your mouth. Small children usually do better if they wear a mask.
Turn off the machine when done.
Wash the medicine cup and mouthpiece with water and air dry until your next treatment.
* - Use your nebulizer according to the manufacturer's instructions.
True breast development in both females (thelarche) and males (gynecomastia) is due to growth of glandular tissue, not fat. For adolescents who appear to be developing breast tissue, it is important to differentiate between glandular tissue (firmer and somewhat tender tissue immediately under the areola) and fat (increase in fat in the breast tissue, along with fat in other sites of the body).
Some overweight adolescents may not be developing sexually, but merely increasing the amount of fat in their breast tissue. If a pre-pubertal girl or boy is already overweight, she/he can be expected to gain weight even more rapidly when she/he eventually does go through puberty.
Between 8 and 14 years of age, girls tend to gain weight more rapidly than boys, but the 50th percentile BMI-for-age measures for girls and boys are nearly identical. A girl at the 50th percentile gains four times as much weight between 10 and 14 years of age as she does between 16 and 20 years of age (40 pounds, compared to 10 pounds).
After 14 years of age, weight continues to increase, but at a decreased rate. Because boys have their growth spurt about two years later than girls, the maximum rate of weight gain for boys is between 12 and 16 years of age. A boy at the 50th percentile in weight-for-age gains about 45 pounds over those four years, while he gains an additional 20 pounds between 16 and 20 years of age.
Until 10 years of age, boys and girls grow in stature at nearly identical rates. Around 10 years of age, girls at the 50th percentile begin to grow taller more rapidly than boys. The growth rate for girls continues to be greater than boys between 10 and 13 years of age. After 13 years of age, the height spurt of girls generally is completed and the boys' height spurt is in its early phase. Therefore, by 14 years of age boys are taller than girls, on average.
Girls generally gain no more than 2 inches in stature after the onset of menstrual periods. However, males can continue to grow in stature in their early twenties. By the time that adult stature is reached, the 50th percentile for stature-for-age is about 6 inches higher for males than for females. Thus, the average adult male is about 70 inches tall, and the average adult female is about 64 inches tall.