No physician is more ‘wellness’ trained for your child or adolescent than a pediatrician. At each Northwest Arkansas Pediatrics location we offer separate well care and acute care areas to prevent a healthy child from becoming unnecessarily exposed to contagious diseases.
Regular well child visits with your doctor let you raise the concerns that matter most to you. It is during the well child exam that we have the time to form some of our best relationships with your family. Wellness exams give the parent, child and physician the opportunity to discuss all of your health care concerns.
Preventative health care along with anticipatory guidance is the most effective care we provide. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics well child exam schedule as well as the recommended immunization schedule.
Every pediatrician in our clinic has a scheduled well clinic at least weekly. If you have a favorite pediatrician, please plan well ahead of time so that we can accommodate your request.
Some of the topics commonly discussed during wellness exams are listed below:
- Physical growth
- Developmental progress
- Health history
- Hearing and vision screen
- Sports, school, camp participation
Having regular well-child visits with your child’s doctor and raising the concerns that matter most to you are key in helping the doctor know you and your child, and in forming a reliable and trustworthy relationship.
When should my child have a wellness check-up?
Visits can include physical measurements, patient history, hearing and vision screenings, developmental assessments and immunizations, screenings at the following suggested intervals:
- Newborn Well Visit at 3 to 5 days old and 2 weeks
- Babies: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, and 9 months
- Toddlers: 12 months, 18 months and 24 months
- 3 years old to 18 years old: once a year for an annual visit
These levels are in accordance with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
To ensure the best possible care, we encourage parents to choose a pediatrician and schedule a wellness visit for their child before he or she gets sick. Having a wellness visit establishes your child’s care with your pediatrician of choice and gives you full access to all of the clinic services like the extended hour acute care clinics and 24-hour nurse help line.
Expecting your first baby? To learn more about NWAPC, visit our New Parent Information page to learn about a free welcome class for new parents.
To schedule an appointment at our Wellness Clinic in Fayetteville or at our Pinnacle Hills Clinic, you may login to your myMANA account or request by phone. Please specify morning or afternoon appointment time and which doctor you would like to visit with. Log into myMANA or call (479) 443-3471. Appointments are available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fayetteville Wellness Clinic (479) 443-3471 or Pinnacle Hills Wellness Clinic (479) 464-5597
Our pediatricians and staff have 30 years of experience caring for children. Drs. Joe T. Robinson and Terry Payton founded the Northwest Arkansas Pediatric Clinic in 1983 to provide comprehensive care for children from infancy to adolescence.