Pediatrics Specialist

Having the right doctor for Pediatrics is important. After all, the doctor must be experienced in family practice and know how to interact with kids. Salcedo Medical Center, located in the Logan Square and South Loop neighborhoods of Chicago, IL, has an experienced family doctor and warmly welcomes young patients.

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Pediatrics Q & A

How Often Should a Child See the Doctor?

Pediatric care visits need to happen on a regular basis. Children need to see a doctor with experience in pediatrics when they are just a few days old, with the first visit usually being scheduled when a child is between 3 and 5 days old. The second visit is typically scheduled when the baby is 1 month old, followed by 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and a year old. After a child’s first birthday visit, they will normally return to the doctor at 15 months, 24 months, 30 months, and 3 years of age. As a child reaches their third birthday, they’ll usually transition into yearly visits. These visits are usually known as “well child” visits and are much like wellness visits for adults.

What Happens During a Well Child Visit?

A well child visit is a time for the doctor to check in with their young patient. The doctor will evaluate health as a whole and will discuss milestones and health concerns with the child’s parents at this time. Parents can bring up concerns and questions at this time, which can help the doctor identify emerging issues. Overall, a well child visit is perfect way to help parents keep their kids as healthy and happy as possible.

Do Children Really Need to Have Vaccinations?

Vaccinations are highly recommended. Vaccines can prevent a number of serious and possibly fatal diseases and health problems. The Centers For Disease Control And Prevention has a specific recommended vaccination schedule, which the physician will usually follow except when there are unusual health issues present that would prevent having the vaccinations on the recommended schedule. Vaccinations can prevent children from suffering from diseases like mumps, measles, chicken pox, flu, and hepatitis, along with many others.

Salcedo Medical Center
3132 W North Avenue
Chicago , IL 60647 (Logan Square)

2335 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616 (South Loop)

Phone: 773-227-3132
Fax: 773-227-3309
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