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

N.G. asks from Dallas

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 ...


6 Year Check-up

K.C. asks from Dallas

My son will be 6 soon and I am wondering if a 6 year check-up is neccessary. For how long do they continue to go every year? Thanks!


Should the Pediatrician Be Checking "Down There" at Yearly Check-ups?

S.M. asks from Louisville

My daughters' pediatrician hasn't checked down there since they were infants and I've always assumed that's how every pediatrician does it, but I was talking to my si...


Cholesterol Check-up?

A.P. asks from New York

For my son's 5-year old well visit, the doctor does a routine blood test to check cholesterol. I wonder if this is really necessary for a 5-year old healthy boy who w...



C.M. asks from Los Angeles

My children's current doctor is not a pediatrician, rather a general practitioner. Recently, she has been very lax or overboard in her care. For instance, she com...


Vaccines at 13 Yo Check-up

K.S. asks from Chicago

Does anyone else feel like the vaccinations for kids is out of control? TB, meningitas, whooping cough. And now they want to give my 13 yo son HPV vax! Does anyone...


Fear of Dentist

M.B. asks from San Francisco

My daughter had open heart surgery a few months ago. At her last check-up she did great and didn't have any anxiety. I have taken her to the dentist 3 times before (j...


After 2Yrs Old-- Are Well Child Check Ups Only Once a Year?

T.B. asks from San Diego

My L.o in 2 1/2 do I need to schedule a well child check up or is it only once a year? after 2?



S.C. asks from Las Vegas

We just moved here from California and we have a 19 month old. Does anyone know of a really good pediatrician?


Baby's First Dental Checkup

R.V. asks from Chicago

My work just finished open enrollment for insurance. While it was still going on I called my dentist to see if I should add my son to my dental insurance. He said tha...