At Wee Care Pediatrics, we strive to provide up to date complete and comprehensive care for your child. We believe in maintaining the Medical “home” so that the majority of your child’s needs can be met right on site. Some of our services that we provide are included below:
Well child exams from birth to the age of 18: We provide complete care of all ages from birth up to 18 years of age. What a Well care visit focuses on is the health and well-being of your child, when your child is without illness. During these visits, our providers will focus on guidance regarding nutrition, growth and development, immunizations, and detection of potential problems through routine screening tests, and exams. During your child’s well check visit, it is also a good time to get to know your provider better, as well as to bring up questions regarding the well-being of your child. A list of our recommended well care schedule is included below.
- 3 to 5 days (This will be your first visit out of the hospital)
- 2 weeks (Weight check, perform the 2nd metabolic screen, Circumcisions often done at this time).
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- 24 months
- 30 months
- 36 months
- 4 years
- After 4 years of age, it is recommended that a child should have an annual well check until the child reaches 18 years of age.
Acute and chronic illness care: We provide care for most of your child’s illness needs. We strive to be readily available when your child is ill and we can typically see you on the same day. If your child is ill, please give us a call, and we will be able to assist you in getting your child seen. However, at any time, if you feel that your child is severely ill, or if you are uncertain, please take your child to the nearest Pediatric Emergency room, or call 911.
Same day appointments for our ill patients, including a 7:30 AM walk in hour: We have a daily (except weekends) walk in hour when parents can bring their ill child in for evaluation and treatment, without a scheduled appointment. This hour is made available for our sick children, and should not be utilized for concerns of a non-urgent nature. If you cannot make the daily walk in hour, no worries. Just give us a call and we will schedule an appointment for you sometime on the same day.
Preschool physicals: Often times when you enroll your child into preschool or day care, they will require a physical prior to entering. Just give us a call and we will get you right in.
Sports and camp physicals: We perform pre participation physicals for our athletes as well as our patients going to any type of camp requiring a Medical evaluation. We ask that you bring your Sport or camp participation form with you to the visit, and that the parental portion be completed prior to the visit as well.
Immunizations: At Wee Care Pediatrics, we follow the vaccine schedule as supported and recommended by the Center for Disease and Control (CDC), as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics. We strongly believe that immunization is the best preventative practice to prevent serious illness when it comes to children. Vaccines are very safe and effective despite the misinformation that is out there. When in doubt, speak with your doctor about any fears or questions you may have. Please click here to get the most up to date immunization schedule from the CDC.
Behavioral/developmental and school concerns: We provide routine developmental screening at all well child check-ups as well as screening for autism and behavioral disorders such as attention deficit disorders.
Growth, development and dietary guidance: Growth, nutritional and developmental assessments are part of each of your child’s well care visits.
Prenatal meet and greets: We understand the importance of setting up a Pediatrician to take care of your newborn, prior to his or her arrival date, and so we want to be readily available for you to answer all of your questions, and to see your little one in the hospital after their birth. Dr. Bakerink is currently on the staff of Summerlin, Sunrise, Spring Valley and Southern Hills Hospitals. If you plan on delivering at a hospital other than these, no worries. The Baby will be assigned a Pediatrician to check your baby, prior to discharge from the hospital, and we will see you and your baby in the office at your first well infant check (3-5 days after discharge).
To answer the most common questions about the birth process, hospital follow up, newborn concerns and questions about the office, you can go to our home page and click the “Expecting a Baby” link and it will take you through the process and give you more insight into “What to Expect” after your baby is born. If after this you would like to schedule a “Meet and Greet” with our office, please select the “Schedule an Appointment” tab, and we will work with to find a date and time that is most suitable for your schedule.
Circumcisions: Dr. Bakerink performs circumcisions in the office, most routinely right after the first well infant check out of the hospital. If you would like your baby circumcised, please let us know and we would be happy to schedule this for you. Most insurances cover the cost of this procedure.