WHAT IS AN ANNUAL PHYSICal?
Infancy and early childhood are often regarded as the most important years in any person's life because it is in our younger years when we experience the most growth and development. To ensure that your child is in good health and to keep track of any needs they may have, it is essential to bring your young ones in for annual physical exams. Well-child exams are personalized to suit the unique needs of children and are designed to look for any potential or underlying issues. Board-certified osteopathic physician Dr. Kelly L. McKerahan and his team have extensive experience when it comes to caring for the needs of your child. To stay on top of your child's medical care and make sure they have everything they need to live a happy, long life, reach out to our office in Murrieta, CA and schedule their yearly physical.
What's included in an annual physical for children?
An annual physical for a child, also called a well-child exam, is a comprehensive assessment of the overall health of a child. It comprises disease detection, determines whether or not a child is progressing at a normal rate, and encourages proper overall health. During their appointment, Dr. McKerahan will evaluate your child's height, weight, blood pressure, and typically vision and hearing. Blood and urine samples could also be taken if you have noticed any abnormal symptoms developing in your child and are used to identify diabetes, hormone imbalances, cancer, and more. We will also make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations and update their records as needed. Some other issues that can be addressed during a well-child exam are nutrition, sleeping habits, and emotional issues (such as depression or anxiety).
THE PATH TOWARD LONG-TERM HEALTH STARTS NOW
Dr. McKerahan and his team aim to provide all of our patients with the best care options available, especially when it comes to our precious young ones. A well-child exam is intended to both ensure and promote good growing health so we make it a point to perform a thorough examination and diagnose any potential or underlying concerns. Dr. McKerahan and his skilled team are qualified to take care of your child from the age of eight and up.