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Aug 17, 2016

During a well-child visit, a pediatrician provides preventive care by assessing a child’s physical, behavioral, developmental, and emotional status. A well-child visit is a critical opportunity to detect a possible developmental delay or disability, early treatment of which can lessen the future impact on both the child and family. Anticipatory guidance given during a well-child visit can change parenting practices (for example, by encouraging the use of time-outs instead of harsher forms of discipline), and increase knowledge of injury prevention practices and infant sleep patterns. Physician guidance has also been found to increase the likelihood that parents will read to their child, and that a child will be breastfed. Read More

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