Call (678) 990-2501 Today

Cumming Annual Pediatric Checkups for Preschoolers & School-Aged Children

Each year, Vickery Pediatrics welcomes children of all ages to our Cumming pediatrician office  for routine checkups. These well-child visits are fairly regular in the early years, but from ages three and up they can be reduced to once every 12 months. With many physical, social and cognitive benefits, annual checkups for preschoolers and school-aged children are a necessary part of maintaining good health and preventing illness. And of course, if your child has any health concerns during the year, our attentive pediatricians are always available for you and your family.

Annual checkups for children in Cumming

Preschooler and School-Aged Well-Child Visits

During an annual checkup, your pediatrician will perform various tests that are dependent on your child’s age. For example, checking weight, height, blood pressure, hearing and vision are consistent tests that will be compared to general milestones for the child’s age. Other features of a preschooler and school-aged checkup will be introduced at the appropriate time. These can include discussions about toilet training, puberty and so on.

An annual pediatric checkup  is also an important time to update immunizations. Maintaining a vaccine schedule can protect children against various health conditions and serious diseases. For example, many children between ages four to six receive a second dose or booster of the chickenpox vaccine and the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella vaccine).

Pediatric Development Advice During an Annual Checkup

Wellness checkups are a good time for parents to ask age-specific questions. Our pediatricians can give recommendations that address a child’s needs at any age, including the crucial time before they first attend school, and once they have started their formal education. These needs can include the following.

  • Behavioral issues and testing boundaries.
  • Poor sleeping patterns and inconsistent routines.
  • Problems with communication or motor skills.
  • Dietary requirements and picky eating.

Common Questions About Annual Checkups for Preschool and School-Aged Kids

Yes. Annual checkups with your pediatrician are more comprehensive and personalized than a physical exam at school. The relationship and understanding between a family and their pediatrician allows for a more thorough assessment.

Depending on the specific problem, your pediatrician may recommend additional tests, refer you to a specialist, continue monitoring the potential issue, or provide other appropriate remedies.

Yes. A child’s emotional concerns can be addressed during annual checkups. For younger children, emotional issues often manifest as aggression, hyperactivity or social withdrawal. As a child grows up, it is also common to discuss anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges.

Routine Checkups for Preschool and School-Aged Kids in Cumming

Vickery Pediatrics provides annual checkups for preschoolers and school-aged children. If you are based in Cumming, Buford, Dawsonville, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Forsyth County or the surrounding areas, contact us to arrange a pediatric visit. For assistance, call (678) 990-2501  or request an appointment now.

Your Local Pediatrician Serving Cumming and Beyond

We work with parents to optimize physical and social development. Our goal is to help your child live a happy and healthy life with the best pediatric care.
Icon with mother and child for sick child pediatrician visits in Cumming

Sick Visits

Our pediatricians treat children’s illnesses or minor injuries, with same-day sick visits and urgent care treatment appointments also available.

Icon for annual well-child checkups

Well-Child Checkups

Wellness checkups monitor your child’s development, keep immunizations up-to-date and ensure quality preventive pediatric medical care.

Icon with a baby for newborn pediatric care

Newborn Care

Newborn babies require specialized pediatric care. With us you’ll get friendly guidance, diligent screenings and comprehensive care.

Icon for pediatric ADHD evaluation, treatment and management in Cumming

ADHD Evaluation & Management

Diagnosing and managing ADHD in children calls for expert care. We’ll counsel you on the strategies to help your child succeed.