- General Information about Immunizations:
The Georgia Department of Public Health has posted the following links detailing vaccine requirements for school aged children as well as those entering college, respectively:
- Routine Check-Ups
Check-ups are performed at the following ages:
- Immunization Schedule - Our physicians adhere to the AAP recommended vaccine schedule and cannot accommodate any other altered schedule. The schedule they follow may differ slightly for each physician and may also vary depending on the health of your child. The physician or the nurse will also review the information regarding details of the vaccines with your during the visit. A table of the typical vaccine schedule for each physician can be found by following the above link.
- Developmental Milestones - One Month to 12 Months of Age - Being aware and understanding your child's phyisical, speech, and play development are important and will help facilitate your visit with the physician. The information gathered will also help our physicians individualize assessment and treatment plans for your child. Please review the developmental stages that are appropriate to your child, complete any assessment tools indicated, and bring the completed forms with you to your child's visit.
- Developmental Screening - If your child is at the ages of 9, 18 or 30 months, we will be asking specific developmental screening questionnaire questions. We may ask those during the visit or have you complete a form.
- Developmental Milestones - From Age 2 to Age 4 - What your child is expected to be doing during the toddler stages. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends for children to have a 30 month well visit. During this visit the doctor will review your child's social development, behavior issues, growth and language. Please arrive 10 to 15 minute early before your appointment time to complete a short questionnaire. This questionnaire will better help the doctor evaluate your child's development. Be sure to take the opportunity to ask the doctor any questions you have concerning your child during this visit. Please check with your health insurance provider to determine your visit coverage before scheduling an appointment.
- Developmental Milestones - From Age 4 to Age 5 - Is it attitude or is it just assertiveness? Is it irrelevant or is it imaginative? Here are some explanations to what seem perplexing questions.
- Dealing with the Adolescence Years - Becoming a teenager is an exciting and significant point in your child's life. Gaining a sense of self and individuality can be empowering to your teen. Adolescence is not only about social development or adjustment, it is also about learning and getting to know oneself and others, taking ownership of one's actions, expanding one's knowledge through arts and cultures, learning to take leadership, and taking pride in one's own goals and accomplishments. Family support, community resources, and positive influence are factors that will contribute to your teen's healthy development into a productive, well-adjusted young adult. From dating to drinking and driving. From prom to peer pressure. These are just some of the issues that you as a parent need to be aware of. The problem may seem small or insignificant to you, but to your child, it is a big deal and can be life changing.