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How Often Do You Take Your Kids for Their 'Well-child' Check-ups?

My pedi recommends annual visits from age 3 to 5, then every other year after that. The receptionist told me I can certainly opt to bring my kids in every year. Is there any reason to? How often do your kids get check-ups?

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Margaret, at least in our school district, annual physicals are not required. They are required in K, 7th, and 9th, I believe, but none other than that.

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My son was in sports so he had to have a physical every year...that was also what his doctor recommended.

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I have a 6 and 11 year old. I have always taken them in every year. My kids don't mind, the doctor doesn't mind and I like to hear how they are growing in height, weight and developmentally.

Everytime when they were little-I had 5 children age 7 and 1/2 and under-we practically lived at the pediatrician's office. My children alone put three of his children through college and at least one of them through med school! As they got older-we were always scrambling to get the meningitis vaccine for college-but when they were young-without fail!

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once per year for annual physicals.

and as needed for other issues.

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When the school makes me. :)

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Yearly and my kids are 5, 8 1/2 and 11

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Actually, I take them however much my ped recommends. Mine does suggest annual checkups so that is what we do.

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As often as our insurance allows, once a year.
We pay dearly for that coverage, I make sure we use it!

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My son was in sports so he had to have a physical every year...that was also what his doctor recommended.

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My insurance quits paying for them after the child's 5th birthday, so for us this year will be the last... unless we get better insurance then we will go annually.
Personally I believe an annual check up is appropriate for people of any age.

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Once every couple years or so for well-checks and once a year to our chiropractor/natural path. If they're sick, we go more often but that only happened once in a life time.

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