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Pediatric Care

Grace Family Medicine -  - Direct Primary Care

Grace Family Medicine

Direct Primary Care & Family Medicine located in Wellington, FL

Optimal pediatric care helps your child live the healthiest life possible. At Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington, the team provides children of all ages support in their development and well-being. Visit the Wellington, Florida, office for your child’s well-child checks, immunizations, and school, camp, and sports physicals. Call or book online to schedule an appointment for quality pediatric care.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What does pediatric care include?

The team at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington provides comprehensive primary care to children from infancy to adolescence. Well-child checks are an essential part of this care that ensures infants, toddlers, school-age kids, and teens are developing optimally emotionally, physically, and mentally.

Routine well checks are most common in babies and toddlers; as children age, annual visits usually suffice. During well-child checks, their provider does an age-appropriate evaluation and offers counseling for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Healthy diet and exercise
  • Sports safety
  • Normal development
  • Adolescent behavior

Their provider may also address issues such as bullying and the health of the family environment to ensure children have the greatest possible chance at optimal health. They also ensure immunizations are up to date and discuss with you any concerns you may have, especially about lifestyle factors, such as sleep and safety.

Remaining up-to-date on essential immunizations that protect children from debilitating diseases, such as measles, polio, hepatitis A and B, and chickenpox, is of the utmost importance. Vaccine scheduling is flexible; Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington never turns a patient in need away.

What screening tests does pediatric care include?

Children benefit from screening tests that look for common health conditions. Early detection makes treatment much easier. Take advantage of evaluation for:

  • Hearing and vision problems
  • Childhood obesity
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Autism
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Depression

You’re fully informed about the purpose of any screening test and are free to opt-out if you feel it’s best for your child’s welfare.

What acute problems can pediatric care address?

The providers at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington address common, immediate health needs, such as the common cold, flu, and strep throat. Other acute conditions the providers treat include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Splinters
  • Digestive ailments
  • Skin rashes and insect bites
  • Asthma attacks (mild and moderate)

If your child has an illness or injury outside the practice’s scope, a provider connects you with a specialist and coordinate care. Your family’s health is the practice’s top priority.

What should I expect during a pediatric wellness check?

A provider checks your child’s height and weight as well as many vitals, including temperature and, in older children, blood pressure. The providers also carefully evaluate your child’s major systems, including eyes, ears, respiration, reflexes, heart, and external genitals. If they need specific tests for a school, sports, or camp physical, this can be included in a wellness check or as its own appointment.

Trust the providers at Grace Family Medicine Direct Primary Care of Wellington to take care of your child’s health as well as yours. Call the office or request an appointment online for pediatric care.