We don't just help children when they're sick or injured; we work hard to keep them healthy and safe.
Well visits are one of the most important things we do as Portland pediatricians. During well visits we monitor growth and development, perform important screenings, and address your concerns about development, behavior, or physical health. At many of these visit we provide vaccinations that save lives and prevent serious illnesses.
Well visits are also a time for us to get to know each other. This gives us a baseline of your child's growth, behavior and personality so we can better assess them when things are not going well. These visits allow us to cultivate a relationship of trust with you and your child, and learn how to communicate best with each other. Not only is this helpful for you when your child is ill and you are worried, this relationship carries over into the teen years, and we can then address difficult topics with openness and respect.