Click on the links below to learn more about the following services:
- Well Infant, Child and Adolescent Checkups & Immunizations
- Weight Checks
- Sports physicals
- Referral Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents
- Complimentary Prenatal Consultation
- Newborn Circumcision
- Sick Visits/Acute Care for Illness and Injuries
- Minor Laceration Repairs
- Management of Chronic Illness in Children
- Developmental Screening
- Behavioral Consultations
- Medication Rechecks
Well Infant, Child and Adolescent Checkups & VACCINATIONS
Includes Kindergarten, School and Camp Physicals
Regular checkups allow us to monitor the development of growing children from birth to early adulthood. Infant and toddler visits are recommended to occur every two to three months, children over the age of two should visit annually. Well child visits are comprehensive exams that assess for any disease risks and provide nutrition, safety, immunization and development information, preventative medicine and behavioral counseling. Appointments may be made up to three months in advance.
Your annual physical examination, when performed by Haywood Pediatrics, your medical home, allows for comprehensive quality health care services for your children.
- Valid for 12 months
- Allows us to complete the following
- sports forms
- school forms
- daycare forms
- camp forms
- scout camp forms
- work first and DSS requirements
- Vision and Hearing Screening
- Immunization update, given on-site
- Screening labs
- Nutrition Counseling
- Monitoring Growth and Development
- Addressing general concerns
* NC Health Choice and Medicaid REQUIRE yearly physicals
These visits are scheduled in advance and offered Monday through Friday
*schedule your checkup early*
This visit is often scheduled within two to five days after hospital discharge for newborns. It allows us to monitor the infant's growth and nutrition status.
A sports physical exam (pre-participation physical examination) is a thorough medical examination that determines whether or not it is safe for an athlete to participate in a particular sport. Often sports physicals are required for your children and teens before they are allowed to join a team sport and are usually required yearly. Sports physicals include a detailed medical history that is usually on a form that the parent completes prior to the visit. These examinations are best performed by Haywood Pediatrics, your patient centered medical home, as we are the patient's primary care provider and we have access to all the patient's medical history and records.
**** A sports physical is considered an annual well child visit. If forms are needed they can be completed at the visit and throughout a one year time period if documentation of a well child visit or sports physical is required. ****
Referral Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents
At Haywood Pediatrics, we understand the importance of your child's health and well-being, which is why referral relationships with an experienced team of doctors dedicated to health problems, from emergency care to treatment of birth defects and chronic or developmental conditions.
Complimentary Prenatal Consultation
A prenatal consultation allows expectant parents to meet with a pediatrician in our practice. This visit allows us to develop a relationship and to discuss any potential circumstances that may affect you and your baby. We invite you to bring any questions you may have about our office or your child’s medical care.
Haywood Pediatrics offers free prenatal classes for the families in our community. Topics include: infant feeding, milestones, baby basics and much more. Classes are taught by certified lactation consultant and mommy of two, Kasey Valentin-Steffen. Contact the office for more information.
Circumcision is an optional procedure for newborn males that may be performed for religious or other reasons. This procedure would be performed in the hospital or in the office within 2 weeks of birth. Your doctor will discuss all aspects of the procedure with you before you make your decision. In some cases, insurance, such as Medicaid, does not cover the cost for this optional procedure. If you are interested in your newborn circumcised please speak to front office staff about the current payment policy.
Sick Visits/Acute Care for Illness and Injuries
This is an appointment for sick children. Typically, appointments can be made for the same day.
Although minor illnesses and injuries do not often develop into serious conditions our doctors and nurse practitioners are available to treat conditions such as:
- Ear infections
- Sore throat
- Pink eye
- Allergic Reactions
- Minor Lacerations
- Minor Burns
- Removal of Minor Foreign Bodies
- Suture Removal
Minor Laceration Repairs
Most lacerations or wounds are often short and shallow but may be bleeding and are at risk for infection. The goal of laceration repair is to stop the bleeding. Our doctors have the ability to repair simple lacerations. This can be done by suturing (using stitches), or by Dermabond, a liquid adhesive. The provider decides which upon the method based on the site and nature of the laceration. If our doctors do not believe that is suitable to repair the laceration in our office, your child will be referred to the appropriate specialist or the emergency room. Follow up care may be required to remove sutures and to monitor the healing process. Most lacerations heal well with no complications.
Management of Chronic Illness in Children
At Haywood Pediatrics, we offer long-term care for patients with chronic illnesses. We strive to provide the most effective treatment options with the least amount of interference in your child's daily life.
Our providers are specially trained in treating chronic conditions such as ADHD, asthma, overweight and obesity. We work together with families to educate them on the most current disease information and encourage them to maintain a healthy home lifestyle. We encourage families' involvement with treatment of chronic illnesses in order to offer support and understanding for the child.
Developmental screening is a routine procedure used to identify potential developmental delays. Early detection is a valuable tool. Developmental screenings identify delays that may indicate autism, intellectual disability and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, among others.
Screenings can be performed through simple questioning as part of a regular check-up to ensure that your child is progressing. This screening can be of major assistance in identifying and then treating early developmental conditions.