Sarah Miller, M.D.
Concierge Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Bellaire, TX & Houston, TX
To stay on top of your child’s growth and development, it is important to schedule your child’s well-child exams. Dr. Sarah Miller at Simply Medicine, serving Bellaire and Houston, Texas, is a highly skilled pediatrician who will closely monitor your child’s health and administer recommended immunizations during well-child exams. To schedule an appointment, call the practice today, or use the online booking tool.
Well Child Exam Q&A
What happens at a well-child exam?
When you schedule a well-child exam at Simply Medicine, Dr. Miller focuses on preventive care. In her comprehensive check-up of your child, she observes their:
- Social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Dr. Miller also asks about your child’s nutrition and brings them up-to-date on immunizations. In addition, if she detects or suspects any disorders, like diabetes, asthma, or allergies, she might order blood tests, which determine cholesterol, glucose, and other health markers.
Your well-child exam appointment also provides time to ask questions. No matter what concerns you have, Dr. Miller wants you to be comfortable asking questions so she can help you and give you guidance on parenting.
How long does a well-child exam take?
When you visit Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine, a scheduled well-child exam lasts about an hour, which is about four times longer than in a typical pediatrician’s office.
Dr. Miller’s practice is unique, providing help for all of her patients at all times. Simply Medicine offers:
- Weekend scheduling
- Home visits
- Questions answered
- Developmental expertise
- Preventive care
Dr. Miller provides personalized care and scheduling because she never wants you to be stuck in a waiting room with sick children.
How often does my child need a well-child exam?
Children tend to see the doctor more frequently in their younger years while developing. Newborns see Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine their first week of life and continue to visit for check-ups six more times throughout their first year of growth.
As your child grows, well-child exams are scheduled at 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months. When your child is three, exams should happen once a year until the age of 21.
Developing a relationship with your pediatrician leads to a healthy monitoring of your child’s overall wellness throughout their growing years.
Whether you have a newborn, a toddler, an adolescent, or a teenager, it’s not too late to visit Dr. Miller at Simply Medicine. Book your well-child exam appointment today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.