Carrie Jones, MD
Pediatrician located in Argyle, TX
Your child develops remarkably fast in just a few years. To monitor all the changes, they should have routine well-checks with an experienced pediatrician like Carrie Jones, MD. At Argyle Pediatrics in Argyle, Texas, Dr. Jones offers comprehensive well-checks to track developmental milestones and ensure the overall health and well-being of your child from infancy through young adulthood. She and her staff provide a full range of pediatric services, including physical exams, developmental screenings, and immunizations. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by using the online booking feature.
Well Checks & Immunizations Q & A
What is the purpose of a well-check?
To identify health issues with your child as early as possible, Dr. Jones performs routine well-checks even though your child isn’t sick. These appointments allow her to check all aspects of your child’s health and well-being and administer any necessary treatment for conditions in their early stages.
Well-checks are important to monitor the development, growth, and changes your child undergoes during each stage of their early life.
What can I expect during a well-check?
During your child’s well-check, Dr. Jones take measurements of your child’s height, weight, and blood pressure. She also performs a physical exam, checking ears, eyes, nose, and skin for abnormalities.
Dr. Jones also discusses your child’s health history and family history to determine if there are any heredity issues your child needs screening for, such as diabetes. She can also test your child’s vision, hearing, and reflexes.
A well-check is also the ideal time to address any concerns you have about your child’s development, behavior, or social issues.
How often does my child need a well-check?
Dr. Jones can determine the right schedule for your child’s well-check visits based on their medical history and individual needs.
Well check visits are typically scheduled at 2-3 days of life, 2-3 weeks, and then at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18 months of age. Then, starting at 2 years of age, Dr. Jones will see your child for well checks once a year until age 18 years old.
Your child may need more frequent well-check appointments if they have underlying medical issues or developmental delays.
Does my child need immunizations?
Immunizations protect your child from potentially dangerous infectious diseases that result from contact with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Children should begin immunizations on a schedule based on their age and health history, starting with the hepatitis B vaccination shortly after birth.
If you have concerns about the safety of immunizations, don’t hesitate to speak with Dr. Jones. For many children, immunizations are safe and highly effective at preventing serious diseases like pertussis, polio, measles, and seasonal flu. In some cases, allergies may prevent a child from receiving immunizations.
Immunizations expose your child to only a very small amount of a weakened or inactive bacteria or virus. When your child receives an immunization, their body produces necessary antibodies that protect them from developing diseases they come into contact with in the future.
Schedule a well-child check at Argyle Pediatrics by phone or using the online booking feature.