KidMed & Wellness Exams
A wellness exam is an annual comprehensive exam which includes growth, development and vaccines. They help track and protect your child’s health as they grow into an adult.
A Sports Physical Evaluation is a complete physical exam intended to ensure your child’s qualifications and safety while participating in sports.
While infants are protected from certain diseases at birth because of antibodies passed from the mother, this protection is temporary. Immunization from these diseases can be achieved through vaccination shots, which use small amounts of killed or weakened microorganisms that cause the diseases.
Some of the vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics include:
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Diptheria, tetanus, acellular petussis
- Hepatitis A
Talk to your doctor to find out more about immunizations for your child.
Click here or the image below to see how babies can catch-up with their vaccine schedule.
Helpful links for parents:
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
- National Network for Immunization Information (NNii)
- Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKID)
- Vaccinate Your Baby
- Voices for Vaccines
A pulse oximeter (pulse ox) is a noninvasive device used to measure oxygen saturation within the blood without having to take a blood sample. This small device is placed on the fingertip or earlobe and can determine oxygen levels, as well as heart rate, within just a few seconds. A pulse oximeter is useful in constantly evaluating oxygenation in patients in critical care situations.
Warts are skin growths caused by viruses. Different warts respond to different treatments. Some go away on their own. Salicylic acid products (in the form of drops, gels, pads and bandages) can help self-treatment of many warts by dissolving the keratin protein that makes up the wart and the dead skin above it. Others can be removed via liquid nitrogen freezing or electrical stimulation. Surgery may be recommended for painful or large warts that do not respond to these treatments.
Incision and Drainage
Incision and drainage, or I & D, is commonly used to treat abscesses or other fluid-filled lesions on the skin that do not respond to antibiotics or other more conservative treatments. During this procedure, a scalpel or needle is inserted into the lesion to drain the pus or fluid within. A piece of gauze is then placed so that the lesion can continue to drain and heal properly.