What are Well Child visits and how often do they occur?

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What are Well Child visits and how often do they occur?

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Well child visits are an opportunity to look at a few different things that are going on with your child. We not only make sure they are normal on a physical realm, but that they are growing well and they are developing appropriately. Milestones that we look for to make sure that your child is achieving them and meeting certain growth expectation; meaning linear, the height, weight, and head circumference. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that that you been seen at two, four, six, twelve and eighteen months of age. In my practice, I think we can do better. We see our patients monthly until nine months of age, and then we see them every three months until two years of age. I do that because I believe that early intervention really makes the difference for children. I think if we can recognize shortcomings earlier, then we can help children truly live up to their potential.

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Lawrence Kagan, MD

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Lawrence Kagan, MD, FAAP, is a UCLA honors graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He received medical training at USC Keck School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to passionately studying neonatal, general pediatric and adolescent medicine at CHLA, he had the opportunity to train under some of the greatest minds in subspecialty pediatrics, diagnosing and managing the rarest and most complicated childhood ailments. Prior to opening Westside Pediatrics, he worked as an attending physician at the CHLA Emergency Department as well as at Cedars Sinai Urgent Care. Dr. Kagan is a native of Los Angeles and is happily married with two children.

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