Pediatrician visits are very important for healthy children! Well Child Exams provide opportunities to:

  • Monitor lungs, heart, skin, growth, etc.
  • Provide screening of hearing, vision, and other tests depending on age.
  • Ensure your child is protected from infectious disease by reviewing and updating immunizations.
  • Discuss nutrition and safety.
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Well Visits
Well Child Exams (WCEs/Physicals) are routine and should be scheduled in advance.  Per CDC, AAP, and office policy: Pediatric patients are required to keep up with Well Child Exams. Your child will have nine WCEs in the first 2 years of life.  After age 2, your child should be seen annually through age 18. Call today to confirm your child is current on their WCE. ‚Äč

‚ÄčImmunization schedule is followed per CDC/AAP guidelines. COVID-19 vaccines, as well as annual flu vaccines, are recommended for eligible children.  

Home Environment

  • Dr. Shlafer recommends that young children and infants be kept in a cool climate, but bundled well.
  • To keep surfaces germ-free, disinfect them with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry

Skin Care
Dr. Shlafer recommends the following products:

  • Body Soap= Dove or CeraVe (No bubble bath!)
  • Shampoo= Dove or CeraVe
  • Lotion= CeraVe
  • Diaper Cream= Zinc Oxide 20%
  • Laundry Detergent= Seventh Generation (Small amount, double rinse with capful of cleaning vinegar, no fabric softener, and no dryer sheets)

Please avoid:  Johnson & Johnson products

Prescription Renewals
Prescription renewals require an office visit. Your child must be up-to-date on their Well Child Exam/Physical to schedule a prescription renewal appointment.