Frequent visits during your baby’s first year are important to monitor the growth and development of your newest family member. At Beatrice Women’s & Children’s Clinic, we take the extra time to make sure each visit is comprehensive in nature. We encourage you to bring questions so we may help you meet all of your baby’s needs.
We strongly recommend immunizations to prevent disease. During your visits, we will discuss our recommended immunization schedule for your child and will answer any questions you may have. We offer a comprehensive list of vaccinations, beyond what is required by Nebraska state law, for each child prior to entering school.
We recommend well-child exams until your child reaches 19 years old. Each visit will include a general health exam and a vision and hearing screening, and will continue to track growth and development. In addition, in partnership with the Reach Out and Read program, every child receives a free book at each well-child exam. Beatrice Women’s & Children’s Clinic also welcomes the opportunity to conduct physicals for school, sports and camp.
We are experienced in answering questions such as, “Why won’t my baby stop crying,” and treating burns from your teenager’s first attempt at baking cookies. We treat everything from ear infections, rashes, fever, sore throats and allergies to sprains, fractures, croup and migraines.
The most common psychiatric disorder amongst children, ADHD, can be effectively treated if acknowledged. If you notice symptoms, our providers will take a holistic look at your child, including home and school, to develop a customized treatment plan. We believe in educating the family on this disorder while advising a combination of lifestyle changes, counseling, medication and behavior modification for your child to achieve the most effective treatment.
We strongly believe that education — for both the child and the family — is the key to prevention. Regardless of your child’s age, we will discuss health and safety, nutrition, physical fitness, sleep habits, growth and development, behavior and discipline and issues surrounding emotions, socialization, learning, family matters and puberty during your visit.
Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide. Started in Boston in 1989, the program gives new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Beatrice Women & Children’s Clinic has been a participant in Reach Out and Read since 2013.
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