Novant Health Pediatrics Ardrey Kell offers comprehensive pediatric care to patients from birth through college. Our team of pediatricians aims to be your partner in your child’s health and development. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns and deliver medical care whenever your child needs it.
Well-child visits throughout childhood give you and your child chances to develop a relationship with your pediatrician, and gives your child’s doctor chances to address health and development issues before they become larger concerns. Our clinic adheres to the well-child checkup schedule suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Typically, children see a doctor:
- As newborns a few days after hospital discharge
- At 1 month old
- At 2 months old
- At 4 months old
- At 6 months old
- At 9 months old
- At 12 months old
- At 15 months old
- At 18 months old
- At 2 years old
- At 2 ½ years old
- Annually starting at age 3
Well-child visits can include:
- Checks of height and weight
- Checks of eyes, ears, nose and throat
- Checks of heart and lung function
- Hearing or vision screenings
- Blood or urine testing
- Immunizations and vaccinations, including the flu shot
- Discussion of developmental milestones
- Time to discuss health or developmental concerns
We believe vaccinations are among the most powerful tools we have to help keep your child healthy. Our clinic adheres to the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccination schedule.
When your child is sick, you can rely on our clinic to see him or her as quickly as possible. We offer same-day and next-day appointments so your child can be assessed quickly and any needed treatment can begin without delay.
School, camp and sports physicals
Before starting school, attending camp or participating in a sport, your child might need to have a medical form completed by a doctor. Our clinic can complete some of these forms during an annual well-child visit. Please bring forms you need to have completed with you. Sports physicals are often not covered by insurance. If your child’s sports physical is not covered, you will need to pay for that visit in full.
If your child has been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or is experiencing difficulty in school or problems with behavior, we can help. Our providers regularly assess these concerns, help parents develop a treatment plan that is right for their child and then assist in the management of that plan.
“Get to know us” visits
If you are expecting a baby or are looking for a pediatrician for an older child, our providers regularly offer informal meetings with a short office tour and a chance to ask questions about our clinic. Call us during regular office hours so we can help you schedule a time to meet one of our providers.