Annual Check-Ups For Children

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Published on May 20, 2021

The Importance of Annual Check-Ups For Children

Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children be seen by their doctor at least once a year?

As children grow, it is important for their provider to monitor their overall health. Regular well-child visits, also known as check-ups or annual physicals, help detect and address health concerns, as well as ensure a child’s growth and development are on track. Also, they are a good way for children and parents to build relationships with their provider.

Do You Have a Student Athlete?

The Michigan High School Athletic Association requires an up-to-date sports physical for all students who will participate in athletics during the school year.

A standard sports physical is different than a well-child visit. It requires specific paperwork to be completed. This paperwork comes directly from your child's sport team. If it is time for your child's well-child visit, they can have their sports physical completed at the same time. Call your child's pediatrician or family medicine provider to discuss options today.

Find a Bronson Location For Your Child's Sports Physical

What to Expect at a Well-Child Appointment

Depending on your child’s age and medical history, these appointments may include:

  • Measurement of height, weight, blood pressure and other vital functions
  • Complete physical exam
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Questions and conversation about your child’s eating, exercise and sleeping habits
  • Discussion about your child’s mental and emotional health

This is also a perfect time to make sure your child is up-to-date with all recommended immunizations.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If your child is established with a Bronson primary care provider, call the office to schedule their next well-child visit or sports physical. Appointments fill up fast!

Need a new provider? Bronson has several pediatric providers who are accepting new patients. Find one at location near you:

Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Oshtemo
5629 Stadium Drive, Suite A in Kalamazoo
(269) 372-1000

Bronson Rambling Road Pediatrics – Portage
2680 W. Centre Ave. in Portage
(269) 324-2400

Bronson Primary Care Partners - Richland
8906 M-89 in Richland
(269) 286-7130
Same day appointments with pediatricians

Bronson Primary Care Partners - Texas Corners
8088 Vineyard Parkway in Texas Corners
(269) 286-7090
Same day appointments with pediatricians

Bronson Primary Care Partners - Three Rivers
601 S. US 131 in Three Rivers
(269) 286-7070
Same day appointments with pediatricians

Bronson Primary Care Partners - West Main St.
6210 West Main St. in Kalamazoo (Located behind Bronson FastCare)
(269) 286-7030
Same day appointments with pediatricians

Bronson Internal Medicine & Pediatrics - Lifetime Wellness
4613 W. Main St., Suite A in Kalamazoo
(269) 488-8672

Bronson LakeView Family Care - Pediatrics

451 Health Parkway, Suite E in Paw Paw
(269) 655-3090

Bronson South Haven Pediatrics
965 S. Bailey Ave., Suite 200 in South Haven
(269) 639-2772

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