Does your son or daughter visit Children's Healthcare Associates in Northbrook and Chicago, IL, for regular child checkups? Checkups are essential for your child's health and help his or her pediatrician spot health or growth problems that may not be readily apparent.
The Benefits of Checkups
Checkups are important whether your child is healthy or has a health condition. Thanks to regular checkups, it's possible to:
- Help Your Child See Better: It's not unusual for kids to fail vision screenings yet have no idea that there's anything wrong with their vision. Since vision changes tend to happen gradually, your son or daughter may have gotten used to the world appearing a little fuzzy. Vision screenings, part of every child checkup in the Northbrook and Chicago pediatric offices, offer a simple way to protect your child's vision. If your child does have a little trouble seeing, the pediatrician can make a referral to an eye doctor.
- Spot Hearing Problems: Hearing problems can also appear gradually, yet can have a profound effect on your child's life. Hearing issues can affect your child's academic progress, ability to make friends, and may even be confused with behavioral problems. If your child can't hear instructions from the teacher, it's impossible to follow them. Hearing screenings will help you ensure that your child gets the help he or she needs if there is a hearing issue.
- Protect Your Child from Common Illnesses: During your child's checkup, the pediatrician will review his or her immunization history. If your son or daughter isn't up-to-date on a particular vaccine, it can be provided during the visit. Immunizations protect kids from many types of illnesses, including whooping cough, meningitis, polio, measles, diphtheria, hepatitis, chickenpox, and tetanus.
- Identify Chronic Diseases and Growth and Development Issues: Asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy are among the chronic diseases that can develop during childhood. Regular checkups ensure that your child is diagnosed and treated promptly if he or she should develop these or other serious diseases and conditions. Your child's pediatrician will also evaluate his or her growth and development to ensure that your child is meeting milestones.
Is it time for your son or daughter's next visit to Children's Healthcare Associates? Get in touch with the Northbrook or Chicago, IL, office to schedule child checkups. Call (773) 348-8300 to reach the Chicago office or (847) 480-1500 to reach the Northbrook office.