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How often should my child see the pediatrician?
While we are here for when your child has an illness, it is most important for your child to receive
regular well-child-care exams
, beginning in infancy. Also called well visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide an opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, to answer your questions, and to get to know you and your child.
Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care. These visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a
and overall well-being.
Tamalpais Pediatrics follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics for scheduling routine well-care visits. You can see our schedule by visiting the