Well Child Visit

Stephen A. Schulman, MD -  - Pediatrician

Stephen A. Schulman, MD

Pediatrician located in Denton, TX

Well-child visits are an important part of preventive health care for children of all ages, and board-certified pediatrician Stephen A. Schulman, MD, has been providing well-child checkups for 35 years. At his pediatric practice in Denton, Texas, Dr. Schulman and his friendly staff offer comprehensive physical exams and routine health screenings to ensure your child is in perfect health. If you’re looking for a reliable, compassionate pediatrician for routine well-child checkups, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schulman by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Well Child Visit Q & A

What is a well-child visit?

A well-child visit is a routine checkup that allows Dr. Schulman to evaluate your child’s overall health and monitor their development from year to year. These visits start soon after birth and continue every two to three months during your child’s first two years of life, even when they’re not sick.

When your child turns 3, well-child visits typically occur annually, unless your child has an existing health issue. During these health evaluations, Dr. Schulman can also identify potential health issues in the earliest stages, so treatment can begin as soon as possible.

What happens during a well-child visit?

To evaluate your child’s health, Dr. Schulman reviews their personal and family medical history and performs a physical exam. He evaluates the health of your child’s major systems, including the function of their:

  • Lungs
  • Heart
  • Vision
  • Hearing

Dr. Schulman assesses your child’s physical strength and measures their height and weight. He may also request additional health screenings, such as blood work, if your child has an existing chronic health condition, like diabetes.

During annual well-child visits, Dr. Schulman can also get your child up-to-date on necessary immunizations to protect against contagious diseases like mumps and measles. He also offers seasonal flu shots to protect them from the influenza virus.

Dr. Schulman and his staff are fully equipped to provide necessary physicals for school, camp, and sports.

How does a school physical differ from a well-child visit?

Many schools and organized activities require a medical exam to ensure children are healthy enough to participate. Dr. Schulman performs a physical exam, similar to the well-child exam, focusing on your child’s overall health and ability to participate in certain activities.

These exams also give Dr. Schulman the opportunity to give resources to protect your child from sports-related injuries, ensure good nutrition, and offer other guidance to help your child succeed in their chosen activity.

Dr. Schulman and his dedicated staff can complete all necessary paperwork at the time of your visit that is often required during registration for school and other activities.

If your child needs a well-child appointment, schedule one today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.