Don’t let the scramble for new book bags distract you. Make sure your back-to-school plan includes a back-to-school checkup with a Grady board-certified pediatrician.
Dr. Michelle Allen, a pediatrician at Grady’s Camp Creek Comprehensive Care Center, recommends children get an annual checkup or visit with their doctor to make sure immunizations are up-to-date, and all developmental and health screenings are done.
“Use back-to-school preparations as a way to make sure your child is protected,” Allen says.
An annual checkup is much more than just vaccinations. Checking your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, hearing, and vision is just part of the exam – we’re also making sure your child meets all the appropriate motor, social, and verbal milestones.