Why Annual Pediatric Physicals Are Crucial for Child Health

Children grow and change so quickly from one year to the next that it's important to keep track of their development, to monitor for potential health issues, and to help them prevent complications. Annual pediatric physicals are very important and you can learn more about them by reading below and much more by reaching out to Dr. Maria Sacoto and Dr. Vasanthi Chadive of Sacoto Pediatrics in Falls Church, VA.

Starting Early

Since your child is born and up until about their second birthday their visits to the pediatrician happen a lot more often than once a year. The very first visit is recommended just days after they leave the hospital, it's why so many experts suggest that you find a pediatrician for your child months before they are due.

Growth and Development

It's the reason why young children are seen more often as toddlers and babies, they're growing and developing at a much faster rate. Annual checkups, as they get older, serve the same purpose, they allow their doctor to track their growth and see how close they are to meeting their developmental milestones.


At every visit, your child's pediatrician provides preventive care in one form or another, and one of the most important ways this is done is through immunizations.

Their doctor makes sure that your child is keeping up with their immunization schedule to reduce their risk of complications if and when they come in contact with the diseases they're vaccinated against.

Health Advice

These checkups also allow for a conversation regarding your child's health and can include many topics, such as their health, behavior, and diet, to name a few. But it's not a one-sided conversation, during these visits, you are encouraged to bring forward your questions and concerns.

Pediatric Physicals in Falls Church, VA

Explore the many benefits of pediatric physicals by scheduling a visit with Dr. Sacoto and Dr. Chadive of Sacoto Pediatrics in Falls Church, VA, by dialing (703) 820-1951.

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