As you check off the list of back-to-school items for your student, be sure to remember your child’s health and wellness needs, too.
For starters, getting an annual physical will help your child start the school year in a healthy way. During the wellness visit, a pediatrician will check key developmental milestones, monitor conditions such as asthma or allergies and review your child’s overall health. Wellness exams are often done just before the school year begins and also help children stay up to date on immunizations.
“A child’s overall health affects every part of life. A healthy child is a happy, learning child,” says Dr. Lucretia Carter, pediatric medical director at Tidelands Health. “Our team of pediatricians at Tidelands Health Pediatrics has already seen a number of children preparing for the school year. A visit with a pediatrician can help your child make the most of the new school year.”