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Primary Care Practice, Family Medicine & Internists located in Sacramento, CA

Pediatrics services offered in Sacramento, CA

From your newborn’s first office visit until age 21, pediatrics supports each child and teenager’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The family medicine specialists at Apollo Physicians in Sacramento, California, partner with you and your child, building a trusting relationship and creating unique plans that meet all their health care needs. Call Apollo Physicians today to schedule a well-child or sick visit or request an appointment through online booking.

Pediatrics Q&A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics provides comprehensive care for newborns all the way up to age 21. While the family medicine specialists at Apollo Physicians are experts at treating the full scope of children’s illnesses, diseases, and injuries, their care covers much more. They offer:

  • Well-child exams
  • Sick visits
  • Immunizations (vaccines)
  • School physicals
  • Developmental delay screening
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Mental health care
  • Medical weight loss
  • Nutrition guidance
  • Family travel medicine
  • Parent education and guidance

Apollo Physicians also makes pediatric care easy to access with:

  • After-hours support
  • Telemedicine visits
  • Same- and next-day appointments
  • Email and phone access with your child’s provider
  • On-site lab for pediatric blood draws and other tests

You can also walk in without an appointment if your child needs bloodwork or immunizations.

How often does my child need pediatric care?

Newborn babies should have their first visit when they’re three to five days old. They should have six well-child visits during their first year, at one, two, four, six, nine, and 12 months.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends additional checkups at 15, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months. After age three, your child should have a yearly checkup until they reach 21.

One of the advantages of getting pediatric care at Apollo Physicians is that they can switch to the team’s internal medicine specialists for care during their adult years.

What pediatric immunizations do children need?

Children receive immunizations (vaccines) at each well-child visit through 18 months. That might seem like a lot of shots, but they receive small doses and need several shots of some vaccines to build up their immunity.

Keeping each well-child visit ensures that your child remains up to date on all the vaccines they need to prevent contagious diseases like:

  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Chickenpox
  • Whooping cough
  • Polio
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria

Most of these conditions are rare in the United States, but the diseases haven’t been wiped out. Instead, the viruses can’t spread because most people in the community are immunized against them.

Does pediatric care include chronic disease management?

You might think of chronic disease as a problem for adults, but children and teenagers also develop chronic conditions. For example, they can have:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol

Your Apollo Physicians provider creates a chronic disease management plan that controls the disease, easing symptoms and preventing the condition from moving to an advanced stage.

Call Apollo Physicians today or click the online booking button to schedule a pediatrics visit.

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Learn more about the services offered by Apollo Physicians at our Sacramento-Elk Grove location