Trust Desert Oasis Healthcare (DOHC) to support your child’s health, safety, and well-being through every stage of growth and development. Partner with a caring, experienced pediatrician near you.
What’s a Pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who care for babies, toddlers, children, and teenagers under the age of 18. They’re experts in children’s physical, emotional, and social development – so you can feel confident they not only provide comprehensive care, but also know how to help kids feel comfortable during medical appointments.
When to See a Pediatrician
Get children’s care that fits your family. Count on your pediatrician for:
- Well-child visits
- School and sports physicals
- Care of common illnesses and injuries
- Management of chronic conditions, such as asthma and diabetes
- Referrals to specialists, as needed
What are Well-Child Visits?
It's important for your child to have regularly scheduled checkups, often called well-child visits, beginning shortly after birth and lasting through the teen years.
These appointments allow your doctor to keep a close eye on your child's general health and development. Finding possible problems early gives your child the best chance for proper and successful treatment. Also, any concerns you have about your child can be discussed during these visits.
During these visits, the doctor examines your child and asks you questions about your child's development and behavior. Immunizations also are either given or scheduled at this time.
Your child's doctor will recommend a schedule for well-child visits. One example is for visits at ages:
- 3 to 5 days old
- By 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 1 year
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 2 years
- 30 months
- 3 years
After age 3, well-child visits are usually scheduled yearly through the teen years.
Protect your child from serious diseases with routine vaccinations. See what vaccines your child may need. Talk with your pediatrician if you have any questions or concerns about recommended immunizations.