Launching a Life of Health and Wellness
Annual pediatric and teen exams get you started
The best way to monitor your child’s growth and development is through regular physical exams.
The Georgia Regents Medical Center Pediatric Primary Care Department is the ideal place to have those exams. This bright, attractive space was designed just for children. It offers the area’s largest team of pediatricians and adolescent medicine physicians, supported by Certified Pediatric Nurses, respiratory therapists, registered dieticians and certified asthma educators. What’s more, Child Life Specialists are available to help your child understand and cope with care.
When to Schedule Exams
In addition to visits during the first year of life, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children see their physicians at 15 months, 18 months, 24 months and annually up to age 21.
“Annual exams are a great time for parents to raise concerns about medical or behavioral issues and discuss preventive care,” says Davidson Freeman, MD, a pediatrician and adolescent medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
The Value of Regular Check Ups
During these visits your child’s physician will perform a routine health assessment, measure his or her developmental milestones, make sure immunizations are current, monitor his or her physical and emotional well being and check for scoliosis in teens.
Adolescent Medicine Specialists Bridge the Gap
The teen years (12-18) are a critical time of physical, emotional and cognitive development, when children need guidance from a trusted physician. Georgia Regents Medical Center staffs the largest team of adolescent medicine physicians in the area. They understand the health and social issues teens face and offer sensitive exams, care and health education to help kids transition into healthy adults.
Walk in Appointments for Established Patients
Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers “Early Bird” walk-in sick care appointments for established pediatric and adolescent patients from 8-9 a.m. Monday through Thursday. The clinic is held on the 3rd Floor of Georgia Regents Medical Office Building at 1447 Harper Street.
Kick off to a healthy year
To schedule an exam for your child or adolescent, call 706-721-KIDS (5437) to speak to a member of our care team.
Visit our pediatric health library to learn more about adolescent medicine.
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