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Children’s health, make the most out of their doctor’s visits

The writer's daughter at one of her doctors visits
Lance Becvar

As a parent to an active 5 year old, that writer often needs to take his daughter to the doctors for medical visits and checkups. The writer tries to give the doctor as much information about his daughter’s health and ask the right questions to be sure his daughter is getting complete care. However, most parents are aware that despite being put in an exam room rather quickly, there is always some kind of delay before the doctor finally enters the room. Now in the past doctor’s waiting rooms were pretty boring places, not much to see or read, just an examining table and some various medical equipment. However ever now some doctor’s waiting rooms can have informational displays and literature that can help explain such maladies as; bed wetting, the flu, the common cold and other childhood illnesses. In addition these waiting rooms may also contain information about nutrition.

Now hopefully your child does not have to be seen by a doctor too often, but when you have to see a physician why not make the most out of these infrequent visits. Try and take advantage of these informational displays to facilitate more open dialogue with your child’s pediatrician and learn something new. For example, a low grade fever may not require an office visit or learning that early flu vaccinations may boost your child’s immune system. Also learning about which fruits and vegetables can help ward off colds and viruses can also help you more proactive in your child’s health as well. It also helps to let your child know what to expect at their visit to the doctor to alleviate some fears or apprehension. Finally make sure that if you took your kid’s temperature, multiple times, bring those numbers with you, along with notes of any other symptoms you have observed. Let face it, if these things are not written down, parents can forget temperature readings or give inaccurate information about the little ones health. Parents should always try to be more proactive when it comes to their children’s health. For more information please view the links below or contact the writer through

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