You value your child's health and well-being. At Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, pediatricians, Dr. Nafees Khan and Dr. David Bunker, partner with parents just like you in tracking this most important personal asset. Following recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, these compassionate and skilled doctors and their professional team offer physical examinations on a routine schedule. Why? Read on to learn the many benefits of routine pediatric care.
The physical examination
Your child needs several routine examinations from birth through his or her college years. Prevention, of course, is the best medicine as your pediatrician in Moline, IL, tracks your child's:
- Growth and development (height, weight, temperature, language skills, gross motor, and fine motor skills)
- Psycho-social and learning issues (screening for autism, substance abuse, and other behavioral health issues)
- Fitness level
- Vision and hearing
- Skin assessment
- Safety (car seats, bike riding, sports participation)
- Treatment for ongoing issues such as asthma, allergies, puberty, diabetes, and nutrition
- Risk for injury when starting a new sport or fitness program
With each routine physical exam, your care team at Franklin Pediatrics will chart key information regarding child's health status, retaining and distributing this information as needed for purposes of school records, camp, sports, and more. Today's routine immunizations (as scheduled according to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines) prevent 16 serious illnesses and their complications, and your pediatrician retains these "shot records" as well.
Also, routine examinations give parents a chance to discuss concerns they may have about a child's sleep habits, eating, family dynamics and any other matter impacting day-to-day function. Franklin Pediatrics welcomes questions about how care is delivered, how emergencies are handled, when and how to contact a specialist and more.
Your child's concerns
Every physical examination is carried out in a kind, gentle, and friendly manner. Both child and parent feel safe, valued and comfortable. That's our primary aim at Franklin Pediatrics.
Please contact us during office hours for non-urgent matters, to determine if your child requires immediate care at a hospital ER or to arrange your child's routine physical examination. We have office hours Monday through Friday and also on Saturday mornings for your convenience. Call Franklin Pediatrics in Moline, IL, at (309) 762-0777 today!