“I have been a patient at Sound Family Medicine since my first pregnancy in 2004. I love that I didn’t have to find another doctor for my babies after they were born. The staff is amazing and caring. My kids and I will always be patients at Sound Family Medicine.” – Aries Dunlap, Sound Family Medicine patient for 13 years.
If you were to ask our primary care providers what they love most about what they do, they would tell you how much they love caring for multi-generational families – children, parents and grandparents! From watching a couple deliver their first child, to hearing about grandpa’s first fishing trip with his grandson, seeing your family grow together, and helping to keep each of them healthy, is a privilege.
Family medicine practitioners are providers who specialize in caring for the entire family, from pediatrics to very retired. Not only can this make it easier on busy families to schedule appointments, but it can also help to understand the family dynamics and provide options that not only work for the individual, but their family.
Well Baby Exams and Immunization
Well baby exams are important in monitoring the growth and development of your baby, and are a great opportunity to ask your doctor any questions you may have. During the exam, we will measure your baby, provide a head-to-toe physical exam, and evaluate their development. Infant immunizations are also important to prevent diseases that can be dangerous or difficult or impossible to treat with medicine. At your well baby exams, we will ensure that your baby’s immunizations are up-to-date based on CDC guidelines.
Pediatric & Well Child Exams
It is important for children to have regular check-ups with their doctor to ensure that they are growing and developing properly. Pediatric well child exams provide an opportunity to update your child’s immunizations and discuss any concerns you have regarding your child’s health.
A sports physical is designed to help you find out about any health issues that may arise from your child’s participation in a given sport. A typical visit will include completing an extensive health history prior to being seen by a provider. During the exam things like height and weight, blood pressure, vision test, and when needed strength and flexibility, will be evaluated.
In contact sports like football, a baseline concussion screening may also be required. These are done through the school on certain days for each team. Talk to your child’s coach to make sure you know when and where the screening is being conducted. A concussion screening is not typically conducted during a sports physical and can take up to thirty minutes. You will need to make your provider aware if you are expecting concussion-screening services during a physical appointment. For your convenience, we have copies of the sports physical form available for you in our offices.