The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a newborn be seen by their pediatrician at just two-to-five days old. It is very important for your newborn baby to be checked by a physician soon after discharge from the hospital to ensure appropriate growth and health. The newborn appointment is also an ideal opportunity for parents to ask any questions about the care of their newest family member. We are always happy to answer your questions. At each well visit during the newborn and infancy period, we measure your child’s height, weight, and head circumference to ensure that your child is growing normally. We discuss immunization schedule, feeding and lactation, umbilical cord care, and foreskin care, as needed. We also administer any recommended immunizations (shots) according to the recommended schedule.
Well child exam
Staying healthy demands proactive medical care. A healthy childhood can be achieved when parents and pediatricians work together, building the foundation for a healthy adulthood. We evaluate your child’s physical and mental development and well-being during scheduled preventive care appointments, vaccination appointments, annual exams, and school and sports physicals. During a well child exam, we monitor physical growth, measure height and weight, discuss healthy nutrition, assess vision and hearing, evaluate developmental status and emotional health, provide recommended vaccinations, offer recommended health screens and tests, discuss behavioral issues and sleeping patterns, and share age-appropriate child care and safety tips for children of all ages, from birth to 21-years-old.
School physical exams
Most school sports programs require physical exams prior to training and participation. A school or sports physical exam includes a well child exam and requires a full evaluation. Dr. Gharagozlou performs school and sports physical exams and evaluates any special conditions and circumstances.
Dr. Gharagozlou diagnoses and treats children for acute health conditions, such as cold symptoms, fevers, coughs, rashes, vomiting and diarrhea, and minor injuries, and chronic health conditions, such as asthma, eczema, allergies, ADHD, and obesity. Requisition forms for diagnostic imaging and laboratory services, and referrals for subspecialists, are provided as needed.