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Schedule of Well Child Checks and Immunizations

Birth: Follow Up with MD 48 hours after discharge, Vaccines: Hep B (at hospital)

1 to 2 weeks: MD visit, Newborn screen at hospital of delivery

2 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2.Hep B 3.PCV 4. Rotateq

4 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2. PCV 3. Rotateq

6 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Pentacel 2. Hep B 3. PCV 4. Rotateq

9 Months: Well Child Check, Catch up on any needed vaccines

12 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1.Varicella 2. HIB 3. MMR 4. PCV

15 Months: Well Child Check, Catch up on any needed vaccines

18 Months: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Dtap 2. Hep A, Blood work: Lead and Hemoglobin

2 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Hep A

3 Years: Well Child Check, catch up on any needed vaccines, Hearing and Vision Screen

4 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Dtap 2.IPV 3. MMR 4. Varicella , Hearing and Vision Screen, Urinalysis

5 Years: Well Child Check, Hearing and Vision Screen

6 to 10 Years: Well Child Check every 1-2 years

11 to 12 Years: Well Child Check, Vaccines: 1. Tdap 2. Menactra 3. HPV

12 to 14 Years: Early Adolescent Screening Exam, Vaccines: 1. HPV

15 to 17 Years: Middle Adolescent Screening Exam, Cholesterol Screen

18 to 21 Years: Late Adolescent Screening Exam, Vaccines: 1. Menactra

Immunization Key: Dtap:Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis, HPV: Human Papilloma Virus; Pentacel: Dtap, IPV, Hib; PCV: Pneumococcal Congugate; IPV: Polio; Hib: Haemophillis Influenza; Varivax: Chicken Pox; MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Tdap:Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis; Menactra: Meningococcal; Hep A: Hepatitis A; Hep B: Hepatitis B; Rotateq: Rotavirus (oral, optional)

Adult Preventative Screening and Immunizations

Women:

20 to 30 Years: Yearly GYN Exam with Pap smear beginning with Sexual Activity, Vaccines: 1. Tdap (Every 10 Years)
30 Years: GYN Exam Every 3 Years if in a Monogamous Relationship and No History of Abnormal PAP Smear, Vaccines, 1. Tdap
35 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work
40 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work and Baseline Mammogram, Vaccine: 1. Tdap
45+ Years: Yearly General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work, Breast Exam, and Screening Mammogram
50 Years: Screening Colonoscopy (Every 10 Years), Vaccines: 1. Tdap
60 Years: Screening Colonoscopy, Bone Density, Vaccines: 1. Td

Men:

20 to 45 Years: Yearly Routine Check-up, Vaccines: 1. Tdap (Every 10 Years)
25 Years: General Medical Exam
30 Years: General Medical Exam, Vaccines: 1. Tdap
35 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work
40 Years: General Medical Exam with Routine Fasting Blood Work and Early Prostate Cancer Screening
50 Years: General Medical Exam, Screening Colonoscopy (every 10 Years) Vaccines: 1. Tdap
60 Years: Screening Colonoscopy, Screening Cardiac Stress Test, Vaccines: 1. Td (If Needed) 2. Pneumovax 3. Zostavax
65 Years: Vaccines: 1. Pneumovax, 2. Flu Vaccine (Yearly)

Diabetics- Pnuemovax, Prevnar every 5 years. Flu Vaccine (Yearly)
Immunization Key: Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Pneumovax: Pneumonia

Td: Tetanus Diphtheria, Zostavax: Shingles

Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth

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International Travel Health And Safety

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Summer Reminders

Don't forget to wear your sunscreen. Also encourage your children to wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing to minimize harmful UV exposure. If possible, avoid direct sunlight exposure during peak hours of the day (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Make...

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Circumcision

Circumcision is an elective surgical procedure to remove penile foreskin; it is available at this facility or an alternate site. Medical studies indicate that circumcision is associated with a number of medical benefits, including lower rates of urinary...

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College Preparation

Congratulations to all our patients who have recently graduated from high school! What an accomplishment! Many of you are spending the summer preparing for your new adventure in college. As your primary care physician we want to remind you of a few things...

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Vasectomy

Vasectomy is a safe, effective, and permanent method of birth control. It is the most cost-effective form of contraception, costing half as much as a tubal ligation (having a woman’s tubes tied). In the United States, one out of five men over the age of 35...

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Ear Infection (Otitis Media)

Cause Otitis media (middle ear infection) is one of the most common pediatric infections. The vast majority of ear infections occur following several days of a runny nose and cough due to a cold or URI. The increased secretions in the nose can become...

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Colic

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Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common viral illness which is seen between late October and March each year. This illness usually begins as a clear runny nose, sneezing, and low grade fever of 101-102 which is followed by a deep-sounding, "wet" or "juicy" cough 2-4...

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Fever

Fever is a symptom, not an illness. Recently, research has shown that fever is a normal, helpful part of your child’s immune system. Fever increases your child’s metabolic rate which helps the body put out more white blood cells to help fight infections....

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