Children need positive support and quality health care to promote optimal growth and well-being. At Southwest Family Physicians, the expert practitioners support healthy 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 the office or book online to get an appointment to make sure their kids are getting the compassionate, expert health care they need.
Pediatrics addresses the health and wellness of children from infancy to adolescence. Southwest Family Physicians provides regular wellness checks to children to ensure they’re developing normally and have optimal physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Walk-in pediatric care for acute issues is also available, including:
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.
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 undergoes 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.
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.
Immunizations protect against serious diseases. The immunization includes a small, safe amount of a specific bacteria or virus so the body builds 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:
The flu vaccine is also available.
Your child deserves the best pediatric care. Call Southwest Family Physicians or book online to schedule your appointment.