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Well Child Visit

Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc.

Pediatricians located in Murrieta, CA

A well-child visit is an important part of keeping your child healthy. Sindu Pillai, MD, takes a team approach to well-child visits at her offices in Murrietta, California. Dr. Pillai is the expert in child health, but parents are the experts on their children. To schedule a well-child visit at the office of Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc., call the office or book online today.

Well Child Visit Q & A

What is a well-child visit?

A well-child visit is a health exam that evaluates your child’s overall health and well-being. Childhood is a period of rapid growth and development. The purpose of the well-child visit is to make sure your child is growing and developing as expected.

Dr. Pillai offers many services to manage the health and well-being of her young patients, but she considers the well-child visit one of the most important. This exam allows her to fully assess your child’s health and identify and treat health issues early to prevent more serious problems.

Your well-child visit gives you the chance to discuss any health concerns you have about your child. This exam also helps create a reliable and trusting relationship between Dr. Pillai and your child.

When do I need to schedule a well-child visit?

When you schedule a well-child visit depends on your child’s age. You can expect more frequent visits when your child is an infant and toddler because this is a time of rapid growth and development.

Dr. Pillai schedules well-child visits based on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. Your child needs well-child visits at:

  • One month of age
  • Two months of age
  • Four months of age
  • Six months of age
  • Nine months of age
  • 12 months of age
  • 15 months of age
  • 18 months of age
  • Two years old
  • Two-and-a-half years old
  • Three years old

Starting at age four, Dr. Pillai recommends an annual well-child visit through age 19.

What can I expect during a well-child visit?

You can expect friendly and compassionate care during a well-child visit with Dr. Pillai. She and her staff strive to provide high-quality pediatric care in a warm and comfortable environment.

During a well-child visit, Dr. Pillai conducts a comprehensive physical examination, checking your child’s:

  • Height and weight
  • Head circumference up until 36 months
  • Hearing and vision
  • Blood pressure and heart rate
  • Breath sounds and heartbeat
  • Ears, nose, and throat
  • Limbs, joints, and muscles
  • Reflexes
  • Internal organs

Dr. Pillai also assesses your child’s development, making sure they’re reaching developmental milestones as expected. She also asks about diet, physical activity, and any special health needs your child has.

Based on the information gathered during the exam, Dr. Pillai makes recommendations to support your child’s health and well-being, which may include age-appropriate immunizations. 

Call the office of Dr. Sindu Pillai, MD Inc., or schedule a well-child visit online today.