Pediatrics

As family health experts, Lakewood Family Medicine physicians specialize in a full range of medicine for individuals of every age and stage of life.

Book your appointment and your child’s visits at the same time with one of our compassionate physicians. Regular check ups and sick visits are available for children from birth through to adulthood. Lakewood Family Medicine reserves a number of same day visits each day and can accommodate sick visits as available.

Children’s Health

We recommend periodic check ups for children:

  • Infant exams at ages 5-7 days; 2 weeks; 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 and 30 months
  • Children ages 3 through 12—yearly
  • Adolescents ages 13 through 18—every 2 years

Child Development

Each child develops at their individual pace. By learning the typical development milestones, you and your doctor can take appropriate action to ensure they have the care they need. Click your child’s age below to view the developmental milestones for their age. 

Child Age Milestone Form, English Milestone Form, Español
2 months old 2 months 2 menses
4 months old 4 months 4 menses
6 months old 6 months 6 menses
9 months old 9 months 9 menses
12 months or 1 year old 12 months 12 menses
18 months or 1½ years old 18 months 18 menses
24 months or 2 years old 2 years 2 años
36 months or 3 years old 3 years 3 años
48 months or 4 years old 4 years 4 años
60 months or 5 years old 5 years 5 años

Ages and Stages Questionnaire

For children ages 12, 15 and 24 months, we ask that parents fill out the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) prior to their scheduled check up. Fill out your child’s age on the portal link and either submit the ASQ form via the portal or print off a form and bring it to your child’s appointment.

Services/Childhood Illnesses Treated

Currently the American Academy of Family Practice does not have any screenings recommended for all school-age children. However, certain screening tests may be appropriate for select children. The following screenings are preventive in nature and covered by most insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider for exact coverage information.

Screenings

Age/Risk Factor Screening
Before age 2 Blood lead levels, hemoglobin
Age 3, strong family history of high cholesterol Cholesterol blood testing
Age 5 One-time urinalysis
Low dietary iron (vegetarians, kids who don’t eat much meat, menstruating adolescent girls) Red blood cell counts
Living with a family member who has an undiagnosed cough or who have recently immigrated from countries where tuberculosis is common TB skin test
Sexually active adolescent girls Chlamydia screening

Immunizations

Read our immunization policy here.

Age Vaccine
2 months DTap, Influenza B, Pneumonia, Polio, Rotavius, Hepatitis B, Polio, Rotavirus
4 months DTap, Influenza B, Pneumonia, Rotavirus
6 months DTap, Influenza B, Pneumonia, Rotavirus
1 year Chickenpox, Influenza B, Hepatitis A, MMR, Pneumonia
18 months DTap, Hepatitis B, Polio
4 years Chickenpox, MMR, Polio
11 years Tdap, HPV, Meningitis
16 years Flu, Meningitis
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