Wellness Visits for Your Child

Visiting your pediatrician is an important part of keeping your child healthy, but you shouldn’t leave lease visits for when they are not feeling good. Although your child isn’t sick, they should still come in for well visits in Chicago, IL, with Dr. Maria Staisz.

In our pediatric clinic, we can evaluate your child’s health and growth during a well visit. These visits are also a great chance for you to ask your pediatrician any questions.

Monitoring Growth

We will measure your child’s height and weight and make sure they are reaching their milestones. This way, any issues can be caught early on and treated promptly before they develop further. If need be, your pediatrician can refer you to a specialist for further evaluation.


During your child’s well visit in Chicago, IL, we will make sure they are up to date on their immunizations based on the recommended immunization schedule. Vaccines help prevent serious illnesses that could affect your child, and they are required for most daycare centers and schools.

Common childhood immunizations are recommended for many illnesses, including:

  • Chickenpox
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis B

School and Sports Physicals

If your child is starting a new school year or they are interested in playing team sports, they will need a physical exam. These ensure that they will be safe throughout the year. During a physical, the doctor will typically check the overall health, including recording weight and height, taking blood pressure and pulse readings, and checking lungs, heart, abdomen, as well as eyes, ears, skin, nose, mouth, teeth, and throat.

Talk About Your Questions and Concerns

You know your child better than anyone. If you notice any changes in their health, behavior, or moods, you can let their pediatrician know. They can give you helpful tips for keeping your child in the best of health.

Don’t wait until your child is sick to schedule their next well visit in Chicago, IL. To book an appointment with Dr. Staisz, call the pediatric clinic at 773-725-5400 today.

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