About Well-Child Exams
The experienced practitioners at Village Pediatrics, Dr. Hebbur and Dr. Okammor, know exactly what to look for to ensure and promote the good health of our children. Kids grow so quickly from year to year with many changes, and some are not physically visible. This is why an annual physical is vital in safeguarding a child’s good health, as well as checking for any complications or catching problems and developmental irregularities early.
Parents should arrange for their child to have a complete physical examination to assess proper growth and development once a year, and we can accomplish this at our family care practice in Plano, TX (complete with on-site lab services). Call and schedule an exam at your earliest convenience.
Well-Child Exam/Physical Exam Reviews
"We recently moved from California. Dr Hebbur was highly recommended by several of my colleagues. We had our first visit last week our kids loved her. She is thorough in her exam and addressed all our questions even before we asked her. We truly had an amazing experience. It is breath of fresh air getting to know her. Doctors don't spend much time anymore. No wonder she is so popular in Plano. It is not surprise she is in the Top10 DOCTOR List!!. Love her staff as well."- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 30, 2016
"WONDERFUL PEDIATRICIAN!!! - Dr. Okammor is absolutely WONDERFUL!! My son might not be alive today was it not for the caring way she took care of him. She diagnosed his congenital heart condition when he was only one week old. The heart murmur had been missed by another doctor who saw our son in the hospital after he was born. As brand new parents, we didn't even realize that his feeding was not normal ( an early sign of cardiac disease). When we took our baby for a well baby exam, she discovered his heart murmur and quickly got us admitted to the cardiologist. Our son had surgery that same night. Thanks to her astuteness, our son is a healthy boy who will be starting kindergarten this year. She has been our children's pediatrician for the past five years and all three of our kids love her. We thank God for Dr. Okammor."- B.W. / Insiderpages / Jun 10, 2010
"Dr. Malini Hebbur is genuine and always on point with her exam. I love her an the staff and always feel that they go above and beyond for our little ones.I highly recommend Village Pediatrics to my friends and family."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 04, 2017
"Good."- A.M. / Office Visit / Jun 30, 2021
"We are so thankful we found Dr. Hebbur We are new to Texas went my sons 2 yrs well check she picked on my sons skin looking pale which we didn't see it. She ordered blood test within 4 hrs we were in the hospital my son was diagnosed with leukemia. Oncologists said was in early stages. He is going through treatment and expected good recovery. We can't thank her enough. Her staff was very helpful guiding us to the hospital."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 29, 2015
An annual physical, or well-child exam, is a comprehensive check-up of the overall health of a child. It includes disease detection, documents whether a child is progressing at a normal rate, and promotes overall good health. Practitioners will check height, weight, blood pressure, and often vision and hearing. Blood and urine samples are taken to test for a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, cancer, and more. At this time, the stomach will be palpated to check for any signs of abnormalities, such as a tumor. The doctor will also listen to the heart for any signs of heart murmurs or other abnormal activity. The lymph nodes in the neck will be touched to make sure they aren’t swollen, which could be a sign of a tumor or other diseases. Any needed immunizations can be given during this visit, as well. This is also the time for parents and older children, especially, to bring up concerns about nutrition, sleeping habits, dieting, and emotional and social issues, such as depression or anxiety.
While most well-child exams turn out to be fine, there are cases where additional testing may be required. If anything appears to be out of the ordinary, a doctor may refer a child to a specialist, such as an ear, nose, and throat specialist or an internist for hormonal issues. For older girls, they may need to see a gynecologist for a pap smear if a urinalysis shows abnormal activity. If a child’s BMI, or body mass index, is too high, he or she may receive nutrition counseling and dieting guidelines from the primary care physician or a nutritionist.
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Priority: Kids Health
We all want what is best for our kids. Adults get a physical once a year, and children deserve the same treatment. A well-child exam is intended to both ensure and promote good health, so it is our mission to fully examine children to ensure a happy and healthy childhood. Our team of highly-qualified professionals can take care of your child from infancy into adolescence, and we are with you every step of the way. Please contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
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