Preventive Medicine

The Benefits of Pediatric Preventative Medicine in Chicago, IL

Many children throughout the US are not getting the proper preventive care they need to stay healthy. So many simple preventive health measures can be taken now to protect your child or teen from illness or injury. If you are looking for a pediatrician here in Chicago that can provide your newborn, toddler, children or teen with quality, individualized preventive medicine then the team at Pediatric Clinic is here for you and your family.

What is preventive pediatric medicine?

Here in Chicago, our pediatrician provides various services and care to support the health and development of your little one. Along with providing them with the care they need to remain healthy, we are also focused on preventive measures that protect against certain diseases, injuries and conditions. By doing that we lower your child’s risk for illness, disability, hospitalization and other serious or potentially life-threatening problems. Preventive care also saves time and expense.

What are some of the preventive pediatric services offered?

We offer a wide range of services to meet your child’s ever-changing needs. Even before your baby is born, we can offer prenatal services and breastfeeding consultations to make the first few months with your baby even easier. Once your baby is born, you will come in every month starting after the first week of their birth up until two years (after which you won’t need to come in as often). During these preventive appointments, we can perform,

  • Hearing and vision screenings for newborns and children
  • Developmental screenings
  • Physical examinations
  • Standard vaccinations
  • Screenings for obesity, blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol

Based on certain risk factors including family history, our pediatricians will be able to determine which conditions your child may be at risk for and we can provide lifestyle adjustments or recommend certain additional screenings to keep your child healthy and protected.

Immunizations are one of the most important preventive pediatric services we offer here in Chicago. After all, vaccines keep your child safe from infectious and potentially dangerous diseases. It’s important to keep up with your child’s recommended vaccine schedule, as well as any additional preventive services (e.g. psychosocial/behavioral assessment; anemia screening) our doctors may recommend.

If you are looking for a pediatric that is dedicated to providing your child or teen with the preventive care they need here in Schorsch, Chicago, IL, call Pediatric Clinic today at (773) 725-5400 to schedule an appointment.