Jennifer Gwozdz, MD
Family Medicine located in Katy, TX & Houston, TX
Well-child exams are an important component of your child’s overall health and wellness. Jennifer Gwozdz, MD, of Family Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas, offers well-child visits that conveniently fit into your schedule. If your child is overdue for a well-child visit or you’re searching for a provider that offers outstanding care in a warm and welcoming environment, come in today to meet Dr. Gwozdz and her team.
Well Child Visit Q & A
What is a well-child visit?
Well-child visits are a central part of keeping your kids healthy and ensuring they thrive as they move through the stages of childhood. These visits usually begin during infancy, and the information gathered is included in your child’s personal medical record.
Far too many parents only take their kids to see a doctor when something is wrong. That places a great deal of stress on both parent and child, especially if the child hasn’t developed a good bond with their doctor.
Family Clinic offers a solution in easily accessible and top-quality pediatric care. Your child will get to know Dr. Gwozdz and her team and will develop a positive attitude about doctor visits without the added stress of illness or injury.
What happens during a well-child visit?
The process begins with a discussion about your child’s overall health and any areas of concern. Next, routine information is gathered and added to the medical record. This includes things like your child’s:
- Heart and breathing function
- Hearing and vision checks
- Skin condition
- Blood pressure
Throughout your visit, Dr. Gwozdz or your nurse practitioner will work to build a rapport with your child. This sets the stage for a positive attitude about health services, which can extend well into adulthood.
Immunizations are also available and are an essential part of maintaining optimal childhood health. If you’re unsure if your child is up-to-date on his or her shots, simply bring in the immunization record for review.
Are school, sports, and camp physicals available?
As your child grows older, there will be times when specific physicals are required. Beginning school is a prime example, and the school physical is a rite of passage for all kids.
Getting a great school physical shouldn’t have to mean taking time off work or interrupting your normal daily routines. At Family Clinic, you can come in for your child’s exam at a time that works for your family, including during extended evening or weekend hours.
In addition to school physicals, Family Clinic can also provide physicals for sports, camp, or other special activities. Just bring in any required paperwork and let your provider know what you need.
If you have questions about whether your child’s visit is covered by your health insurance, speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff for more information. Checking your coverage ensures you get the care your child needs without an unexpected expense.