Well Child Exams

Mawri's Medical Clinics

Pediatric Medicine, Children Urgent Care, and Cosmetic & Laser Center located in Flint, MI

Well-child exams are an important part of preventive family health care. At Mawri’s Medical Clinics in Flint, Michigan, Faisal Mawri, MD, offers comprehensive well-child visit appointments to ensure your child is developing healthy habits and enjoying optimum health. The office is fully equipped to provide health screenings, immunizations, and custom treatment plans to address your child’s specific health needs. Schedule a well-child exam online or call the office directly to learn more.

Well Child Exams Q & A

Mawri's Medical Clinics

How often does my child need a well-child exam?

Well-child exams allow Dr. Mawri the opportunity to detect medical issues early and ensure your child is growing healthy and happy with exams starting soon after birth. We follow this schedule for your child's physical and checkup: Newborn (Weekly)

  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 2 1/2 years
  • 3 years
  • Annually after age 3 

What can I expect during a newborn exam?

Within the first week of your child’s birth, you should bring your baby to Dr. Mawri’s office for a comprehensive examination.

During this appointment, Dr. Mawri measures your baby’s weight, height, and head circumference to create a baseline for their future growth. He also performs a thorough physical exam, checking their baby spot, which is the area of the skull that fuses together as your baby grows.

By two weeks of age your baby will usually have developed symptoms of any physical condition that was not detectable during the hospital stay. Dr. Mawri will be able to judge how well your baby is growing from his or her height, weight, and head circumference.

Try to develop a habit of jotting down questions about your child’s health or behavior at home. Bring this list with you to office visits to discuss with Dr. Mawri. He welcomes the opportunity to address your agenda, especially if your questions are not easily answered by reading or talking with other mothers.

If at all possible, both the mother and father should go to these visits. Dr. Mawriprefer to get to know both parents during a checkup rather than during the crisis of an acute illness. If you think your newborn starts to look or act sick between the routine visits, be sure to call your child’s healthcare provider for help.

How are development delays diagnosed?

If your child is struggling to reach certain developmental milestones, Dr. Mawri can recommend further testing to identify the root of the problem. He can address common developmental delays in children, such as a lack of social skills or fine or gross motor skills, as well as communication difficulties or behavioral issues.

To help Dr. Mawri diagnose a developmental delay, you should report to him anything that causes you concern as your child grows. He may also request to speak with your child’s teachers, family members, and other caregivers to learn more about the difficulties your child is having.

In some cases, Dr. Mawri may request health screenings, including blood work to rule out underlying medical issues that may be causing the development delay, such as inner ear infections, lead poisoning, and food or environmental sensitivities. Schedule a consultation online or call the office directly today to learn more about the importance of well-child visits.