From routine checkups to immunizations, Kids First Pediatrics is equipped to handle all of your child's health needs. To help you and your family understand your treatment options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page. We see children from newborns until age 18-19 (graduate high school). Please note that a parent, legal guardian or approved caregiver must always accompany any child less than 18 years of age to his or her appointment.
Our greatest professional achievement is our patients' continued good health. We focus on educating families about their children's physical, emotional, and mental well being so that they can become strong advocates for their children's health.
- Ear Infections
- Sports Injuries
- Strep Throat
- Suture Removal
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Consults with Expecting Parents ("Meet and Greet" sessions)
- Newborn Care
- Well Child Care Exams
- Developmental Screens
- Immunizations and TB tests
- School & Sports Physicals
- Learning/developmental disabilities
- ADHD screens (select doctors)
- Autism screens
- Chronic conditions
- Referral to Specialists
- Vision & Hearing Services
- Dietary/Nutrition Guidance
- Ear Piercings (by our nurses for children 6 months & older with a fee not covered by insurance)
Well Child Care Appointments:
These are the routine well-child care appointments for your child. We recommend you schedule your appointments as early as possible.
- Newborns after hospital discharge
- 1 month old
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 9 months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 2 years old
- 2 and 1/2 years old
- 3 years old
- Once a year until 18 years
We fill out school and camp forms at each well visit, based on your child's last well exam in the past year.
We also administer PPD tests (Tuberculosis Skin Tests) based on risk factors. Please note that you must be able to bring your child back to our office 48-72 hours later to have the PPD read by one of our staff members.
Risk Factor Questionnaire:
- Was your child born in a high risk region? (Africa, Asia, Central America, South America or Eastern Europe)
- Has your child ever traveled to a high risk country for more than 1 week?
- Has a family member or contact had tuberculosis disease?
- Has a family member or close contact had a positive Tuberculin skin test?
If your child has any of these risk factors, please contact our office to set up an appointment to have a PPD test done.
Facilities and Equipment
We schedule our visits in blocks. Well Visits are at the start of the day, afternoon and evening hours. We have a recheck time afterwards where we can examine children who have been on treatment. We end each work period with sick visit time. We set the office up this way to limit the exposure of healthy children from those who are sick. We also have a separate entrance (with a doorbell) for patients who may have contagious rashes. If you have been instructed by the nurse to use the back entrance, please do not come into the main waiting room.
We believe immunizing your child is the most important step you can take to avoid the preventable infectious diseases of childhood. We endorse the current schedule of vaccines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Committee on Immunization Practices, and the United States Centers for Disease Control. This schedule and answers to many commonly asked vaccine questions can be viewed at the following websites.
We use combination vaccines to minimize the amount of shots that your child may receive. Although the schedule may vary from child to child, these are the standard immunizations that we offer:
- 2 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B (Vaxelis #1), PCV15 #1, Rotavirus #1
- 4 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B (Vaxelis #2), PCV15 #2, Rotavirus #2
- 6 months - DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B (Vaxelis #3), PCV15 #3, Rotavirus #3
- 9 months - Catch-up if any of the above are missed
At 12 months and after, the schedule may vary slightly:
- 12 months - MMR, Varicella (chicken pox), Hep A #1, Hemoglobin, lead
- 15 months - DTaP/Hib/IPV (Pentacel), PCV15 #4
- 18 months - Hep A #2
- 2 years months - Hemoglobin, lead
- 4 years - MMRV (MMR and Chicken Pox), DTaP/IPV
- 11 years - Tdap, Meningitis (ACWY) #1, HPV #1
- **12-15 years - HPV #2
- **16 - 18 years - Meningitis (ACWY) #2, Meningitis B (for children at higher risk (going to college or joining the armed forces)2 doses required , separated by a minimum of 6 months)
**If HPV started after age 15, 3 doses are required
We also recommend the influenza vaccine to be given to all children 6 months and older. The first time in your child's life that he or she receives the influenza vaccine (under 9 years of age), the vaccine is given twice with one month between doses. We offer the preservative-free, quadrivalent (4 strain) injectable vaccine, usually beginning in September.