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Partners In Family Health

Family Medicine located in York, PA

As board-certified family medicine practitioners, the professionals at Partners in Family Health in York, Pennsylvania are trained to care for the entire family, including infants and children. If you’re looking for a primary care office that provides pediatric care, call today or schedule an appointment with the online booking agent.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is a pediatric well visit?

A pediatric well visit is a medical examination of your child for an overview of their health, not for a specific illness. During this visit, one of the medical professionals at Partners in Family Health conducts a complete physical exam to assess your child’s health, growth, and development.

How often you come in for a scheduled well visit depends on your child’s age. During infancy and early childhood, the team at Partners in Family Health may have you come in often to monitor growth and health, and check in with you. As your child gets older, these visits need to happen only once a year.

The team discusses scheduling your child’s well visits with you so you know how often you need to come in.

What are the benefits of well visits?

The benefits of the pediatric well visits include:

  • Tracking your child’s growth and development
  • Discussions and treatments, such as immunizations to prevent illness
  • Building a relationship with your child’s doctor for better communication and care
  • Providing the opportunity to discuss health concerns not related to a sick visit

What happens during a pediatric physical?

During the well visit, your child undergoes a thorough physical exam. This includes checking height and weight, heart rate and blood pressure, and reflexes.

The physician also listens to your child’s lungs, examines their eyes and ears, and palpates their abdomen to check their internal organs.

If my child is sick, when should I call the doctor?

You should call the team at Partners in Family Health if your child has a fever and is:

  • Less than 3 months old
  • Overly sleepy
  • Complaining of a headache or stiff neck

You should also call if your child has a chronic illness such as asthma or sickle cell disease or the fever is greater than 104° F.

The team also recommends you call the office if your child’s fever has lasted more than 24 hours or if your child continues to act sick after the fever has broken.

As a full-service medical practice, the team at Partners in Family Health has an on-call doctor who can answer your questions at any time of the day or night. The team also offers same-day appointments for sick visits.

For an experienced team of pediatric healthcare professionals, call or book an appointment online today.