How Often Should My Child Be Seeing a Pediatrician?

How Often Should My Child Be Seeing a Pediatrician?

Here’s the scoop on why you should be bringing your little ones in to see a pediatrician regularly.

It's important that you make time to bring your children in to see our pediatrician for regular checkups even if everything seems fine. These regular checkups are crucial for monitoring your child’s growth and health. How else will you be able to prevent illness or detect issues early on in your child?

Well-child checkups will begin a few days after your child is born and will continue until the age of 18. Younger children will have to come in more regularly for checkups, while these checkups will be more spread out as a child gets older.

Why Are Wellness Checkups So Important for Children?

Several benefits make these visits with our pediatrician so crucial for all children, no matter how healthy they are. Some of these benefits include,

Prevention: You’ve heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? That’s because it’s true! If your child gets regular checkups, immunizations and screenings, our pediatrician can better protect them from a variety of serious and potentially life-threatening health problems. And sure, health problems will arise at some point, but if your child is coming in regularly it’s much easier for us to catch the problem early.

Development: Your child is growing by leaps and bounds and it’s important that they are reaching all of these milestones when they should. The only way to be able to monitor your child’s growth and development is through these regular wellness visits.

Communication: This is also a time to ask questions and address any concerns you might have about your child’s health. Want to make sure that they are getting the proper nutrition? Want to help them maintain a healthy weight or determine the best exercise routine to keep them fit and active? We can address all these questions and more to make sure that you are doing everything you need to for your child’s health.

Rapport: A pediatrician is going to be with you and your child every step of the way, from the moment they are born until they go off to college. The bond and relationship you develop with your pediatrician are invaluable. We work with you to provide your child or teen with the best medical care possible.

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for a pediatrician that can provide care to your child throughout the years, call us today to schedule your child’s next appointment.

Contact Us

Our Address
31 Hall Dr.
Amherst, MA 01002
Tel: (413) 253-3773
Fax: (413) 256-0215
Email: [email protected]

Patient Care Hours:
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM: In-office and MyChart Telehealth visits
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM: MyChart Telehealth visits only

* Please note: It is our policy that we do not approve referral requests for visits to outside urgent care centers during times that our office is open.

We are open for urgent visits only on most Holidays. However, our office is closed on the following holidays:

- New Year's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- July 4th
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day

For urgent concerns, you can always reach an on-call provider, even when our office is closed.