5419 N Lovington Highway
Building 1, Suite 2
Hobbs, NM 88240
(T) 575-392-1503 (F) 575-392-3555
(E) info@sherifpediatrics.net
The importance of well child visits:

We believe that a close and ongoing partnership between parents and healthcare providers is the key to high quality healthcare. Regular well-child visits establish a continuity of care that helps build trust and improves communication between parents and their pediatricians.

See our well-child visit schedule to see when appointments should be scheduled and what to expect at each visit. Well-child visits are an integral part of your child's health for a number of different reasons.

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Well-child visits provide an invaluable look at your child's health over the long term. This allows your pediatrician to monitor your child's development and catch any emerging health problems. Without these regular visits, your pediatrician might not catch a problem until it is too late to treat effectively.

During a well-child visit, your child will receive a full physical examination complete with any recommended screenings for common health issues or developmental problems. Important information like height, weight, body mass index, and test results will be recorded and kept in your child's file. All this information can help your pediatrician identify potential problems or diagnose any current health or developmental issues.

Be in the Know

During the well-child visit your pediatrician will be able to give you important information about normal developmental stages, safety concerns, nutrition, and any health issues that might be unique to your geographical area.

Peace of Mind

We all have questions about our child's health, but so often these questions go unanswered. Well-child visits are the perfect time to pull together any concerns you might have and get answers to your questions.

Before a well-child visit, pediatricians recommend compiling a list of questions that you might have about your child's health or development. Your pediatrician can help you navigate through problems such as sleeping, eating, toilet training, attention and learning problems, and social behaviors. Don't be afraid to ask questions or share information that you think is important. You are your child's most important advocate and uniquely positioned to help your pediatrician understand your child and your family better.

The relationship that you are able to develop with your pediatrician during these visits will also give him or her additional insights into your child and family that could help with diagnosing potential problems.

Protect Your Child From Serious Diseases

Well-child visits are a great way to make sure your child's immunizations are current. A study by the CDC showed that the implementation of routine childhood immunizations has caused the largest ever decline of some of the most devastating diseases in the United States. Diseases that once killed and maimed children are now highly preventable.

However, these diseases are not totally eradicated; many are still very prevalent in other countries and could easily return to the United States if our immunization rates fall. Studies show that children who aren't vaccinated are at a much higher risk of getting these diseases.

Ironically, vaccines have been so successful that we no longer see the devastating diseases that they protect us against. Because of this many don't realize the important of protecting their children against diseases like polio, pertussis, and measles.

What to Expect From Us

We are committed to providing your child with the best healthcare possible and believe that well-child visits are integral to that goal.

First 2 years:
In your baby's first 2 years, every month brings changes: tiny smiles, budding teeth, and eventually, crawling and walking. During well-baby visits, your pediatrician will check for proper growth and development and answer your questions about eating, sleeping, and vaccinations.

At each of these visits, your baby will be evaluated for the following:

1- Any health, nutritional or developmental concerns from the parents.
2- Weight gain.
3- Developmental milestones using the PEDS-DM system.
4- Nutrition.
5- Complete physical exam.
6- Screening tests for certain ages such as Lead level and anemia test.
7- Vaccinations.(see below).

2 - 11 years visits:

At this age period your child will be seen annually for well child physical exam visits. Most importantly at 4 years of age for vaccinations (see above) and the school admittance exams. During these visits, the child will be evaluated for the following:

1- Any health, nutritional or developmental concerns.
2- Weight gain.
3- Developmental milestones using the PEDS-DM system till age of 7 years old.
4- Nutrition.
5- Complete physical exam.
6- Evaluation for behavioural and learning problems such as ADHD that may present by age of 6 years and older.
7- Vaccinations.(see below).

Adolescents well visits and sports exams:

This is a very important period for your child life with a rapid growth in body size, sexual development and the emergence of health risk problems.

At your child's annual physical exams, we will evaluate for the following:
Well Child Visit Schedule

3-5 days Examination
Jaundice evaluation
Discussion of feeding issues
 
2 weeks Examination
Instructions at the office
PKU test
 
2 months Screening exam
Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hemophilus Influenza type B, Pneumococcal vaccine 13, Hepatitis B, Polio and Rota virus vaccines
 
4 months Screening exam
Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hemophilus Influenza type B, Pneumococcal vaccine 13, Polio and Rota virus vaccines.
 
6 months Screening exam
Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hemophilus Influenza type B, Pneumococcal vaccine 13, Hepatitis B, Polio and Rota virus vaccines.
 
9-10 months Screening exam
Instructions
 
12-15 months Screening exam
12 month Immunizations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis A vaccines
15 month Immunizations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hemophilus Influenza type B, Pneumococcal vaccine 13
 
18 months Screening exam
Immunizations: Hepatitis A vaccine
 
24 months Screening exam
Instructions
Immunizations if needed
 
3 years Screening exam
Instructions
 
4 years Screening exam
Immunizations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio vaccines
 
5 years Screening exam
 
Annually Screening exam
Adolescents are required to get the following immunizations by age 11: Meningitis, Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis vaccines

This visit schedule is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is crucial for the health and well-being of your child. However, some insurance plans may not cover all of the recommended visits. Please check with your insurance carrier for your specific plan benefits.

Please note that these vaccines come in combo forms to decrease the number of injections.

Influenza vaccines are given at this clinic to babies at ages of 6 months and older. If your baby has not received any flu vaccines before, a 2 dose flu vaccine has to be administered each one month apart to ensure adequate immunization.

We start giving flu vaccines every year by September and through the whole flu season.
Office Hours
Monday through Friday:
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday:
Closed
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