Pediatric Care

Wellspring Family Medicine

Family Medicine located in Oakland, MD & Accident, MD

Finding the right pediatric care can be a challenge, especially if your son or daughter doesn’t feel particularly comfortable at the doctor’s office. The warm, caring team at Wellspring Family Medicine goes above and beyond to overcome any trepidation and ensure your children feel relaxed while getting the care they need. To learn more about the pediatric care they offer at their offices in Accident and Oakland, Maryland, call them or book an appointment online.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What kind of pediatric care is available?

Wellspring Family Medicine is dedicated to delivering the health care your children need, whether that’s physicals for school or sports or treatment for a chronic condition. And no matter what type of care they’re delivering, they strive to do so in an approachable, relaxed way that helps kids and teens of all ages feel comfortable in their office. 

And they don’t just help your child maintain the status quo. The Wellspring Family Medicine team places a high value on helping all of their pediatric children grow and progress. 

They’re a partner who helps your children lead their healthiest lives through each season, whether they’re just starting grade school, entering adolescence, or getting ready to go off to college. 

Should I find a pediatrician before my baby is born?

Plenty of people change pediatricians throughout their children’s lives, whether because they moved, because their previous health care provider wasn’t meeting their needs, or simply because their kids wanted to try something different. So you don’t need to feel panicked about finding a pediatrician before your baby is born. 

That said, having a pediatrician in place can make adjusting to life with your newborn a little easier. Caring for a newborn comes with a specific set of challenges and no two babies are alike. Even if you’ve had babies before, your newest little one might have needs you haven’t yet had to meet. 

That’s why Wellspring Family Medicine offers obstetric, newborn, and pediatric care. This way, their team can move seamlessly with you through your pregnancy into your child’s life. 

How often should my child visit the pediatrician?

When you have a newborn, it’s important to meet with your pediatrician on a regular basis to monitor your baby’s growth and development. Generally, Wellspring Family Medicine recommends around a half dozen visits during that all-important first year of life. 

As your son or daughter grows, you can space visits further apart, usually between 3-6 months for the next few years. Then, once your child turns 4 and in the absence of a specific health condition, annual checkups are sufficient to keep them healthy. 

If you’re looking for the right pediatrician for your child, don’t hesitate to call Wellspring Family Medicine or schedule your appointment online.