A physical examination from your pediatricians, Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker, in Moline, IL, also serving the Quad Cities, can protect your child’s health.
Your child’s health is important, and there is no better way to protect it than to visit your pediatrician regularly for a physical examination. Regular physicals can help ensure your child stays on track.
The pediatricians at Franklin Pediatrics offer a wide range of pediatric medical services, including physical exams in Moline, IL, also serving the Quad Cities.
During your child’s physical, your pediatrician will record a complete medical history including current medications, hospitalizations, and any signs or symptoms your child is experiencing. In addition, your pediatrician will:
- Measure and record your child’s height and weight
- Measure and record vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, respiration, and heart rate
- Check and record reflexes and balance
Your pediatrician will also do a comprehensive physical examination including skin, eyes, ears, and other areas. Your child’s eyesight and hearing may also be tested.
Immunizations are also a vital part of your child’s physical appointment. Your pediatrician can help keep your child current on required immunizations for daycare and school. Remember that immunizations don’t just protect your child. They also protect your child’s friends, classmates, teachers, and you from contracting contagious, serious diseases.
Some of the immunizations your pediatrician may recommend include:
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
- Haemophilus influenza type B
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus
- Meningococcal conjugate
Your child’s physical appointment is also an excellent time for you to ask any questions about nutrition, exercise, behavior, sleeping, and any issues you may be concerned about. Your pediatrician wants to help you keep your child healthy, and regular physical examinations can help.
To learn more about how a physical examination in Moline, IL, also serving the Quad Cities, can safeguard your child’s health, call the pediatricians of Franklin Pediatrics. You can reach Dr. Khan and Dr. Bunker by calling (309) 762-0777!