Even for healthy children, annual physical exams are important to make sure growth is on track.
Beaumont Pediatrician Rebecca Wasvary described what happens in the exam room.
"First, immunizations," she said. "We want to make sure vaccines are up to date. Next, dietary habits and B.M.I. We need to see if changes are needed. Next, as much as obesity is becoming a problem, we also have to worry about cholesterol, so we ask about family history."
Kids may go through some rough moments during the exam, but walking out with peace of mind and a sucker makes it all worth it.
Wasvary also said milestones need to be checked to make sure development is on track.
Eye and ear exams are usually done at school, but if you want a more thou rough exam, you may have to see the doctor.