Southwest Family Physicians
Family Practice & Medical Weight Loss located in Tigard, OR
Children need positive support and quality health care to promote optimal growth and well-being. At Southwest Family Physicians, our expert practitioners support healthy infants, toddlers, children, and teens with thorough pediatric care that includes immunizations, wellness checks, and acute care for issues like the flu or a sports injury. Families in the Tigard, Oregon, area can call our office or book online to get an appointment to make sure their kids are getting the compassionate, expert health care they need.
Pediatrics Q & A
What is included in pediatric care?
Pediatrics addresses the health and wellness of children from infancy to adolescence. Southwest Family Physicians provides regular wellness checks for children to ensure they are developing healthily with optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Walk-in pediatric care for acute issues is also available, including:
- Colds and flu
- Ear infections
- Stomach bugs
- Minor injuries, such as cuts and sprains
If your child has a chronic condition, such as type 1 diabetes or asthma, the experts at Southwest Family Physicians help develop and manage a quality care plan.
What is involved in a pediatric wellness check?
Wellness checks are designed to ensure your child’s growth is on target. Babies and toddlers are seen more frequently than older kids, who usually come in just once a year. Wellness checks include getting measurements of your child’s height and weight; older children have their blood pressure levels measured, too. Your child will receive a comprehensive physical exam, as well.
All necessary immunizations are also given at these visits. The doctors will discuss with you any concerns you have about your child’s health and will review health-affecting lifestyle factors, such as sleep, safety, diet, and exercise.
How is pediatric growth evaluated?
Pediatric growth measurements include height, weight, and for babies and toddlers, head circumference. Your child’s measurements are compared to normal developmental milestones and recorded on a growth chart. Growth charts and comparisons are just one tool the doctors use to evaluate a child’s overall health and development.
What immunizations are provided at pediatric visits?
Immunizations protect against serious diseases. The immunization includes a small, safe amount of a specific bacteria or virus into the body to build up immunity so that if the organism is encountered later, your body already knows how to fight it off.
Southwest Family Physicians provides necessary vaccinations at the appropriate points in a child’s development. Many are administered during infancy and in the toddler years. Boosters may be necessary as children reach school age. Common immunizations include:
- DPT immunization
- Hepatitis A and B
The flu vaccine is also available.
Your child deserves the best pediatric care. Call Southwest Family Physicians or book online to schedule your appointment.
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