Newborn Infant Care
If you are expecting, and are not sure how to choose a pediatrician please feel free to interview potential physicians. We will gladly meet with you free of charge before your baby is born to answer any questions you may have.
When you go to the hospital to deliver, you will inform the hospital of your choice of physician. If you choose our practice, either Dr. Patel, Dr. Jamil, or Dr. Ago will visit you and your baby during the first 24 hours after delivery and make regular daily visits until your baby is discharged. At discharge you will be given written discharge orders along with instructions on when to make your 1st appointment at our office.
Your baby is usually scheduled at 1 week, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, and 2 years, 2.5 years.
At each visit your baby's length, weight, and head circumference are measured and piloted on a growth chart in order to ensure that they are growing properly, and to detect any abnormalities or growth failures early so that they can be quickly treated.
In addition to physical growth, the cognitive and language development are measured and monitored to ensure that development is appropriate for age.
Most babies grow and develop normally and there is a wide range of what is considered normal. However, when a problem is noted, these frequent exams help the doctor catch a problem early so that we can order proper therapy or intervention.
Also, during these visits your child will receive immunizations that will protect against many common illnesses.
You should feel free to ask any questions you may have regarding your child's health, feeding, development, habits, or patterns.
No question is insignificant or unimportant when it comes to the well being of your child.