Pediatrics

Primary Care Health Clinic

Primary Care Practice located in Pico Union and West Adams, Los Angeles, CA

Regular pediatric visits are important to ensure your child is growing and developing as they should. At Primary Care Health Clinic in the Pico-Union area of Los Angeles, primary care physician assistant Ndika Fomukong, FNP, PA-C, and his team offer comprehensive medical care for pediatric patients, including well-child and sick visits, vaccinations, and much more. Call to schedule a pediatrics wellness exam at Primary Care Health Clinic today or use the online scheduler.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends young patients receive pediatric care until they turn 21. 

The experienced medical team at Primary Care Health Clinic provides quality care for patients of all ages to prevent, diagnose, or treat health conditions specific to children.

What is a well-child exam?

A well-child visit is a medical examination designed to make sure your child is developing and growing at a normal, healthy pace.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants and children attend wellness checkups at the following ages:

  • 3-5 days old
  • 1, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months old
  • 12, 15, and 18 months old
  • 2 years old
  • 2 1/2 years old
  • 3 years old
  • Annually after age 3 through age 21

Well-child visits are designed to prevent illness and disease, track growth and development, answer your questions, and discuss treatment options when necessary.

What is a sick child visit?

A sick child visit helps diagnose and treat illnesses in a timely manner. You might schedule a sick visit for your child if they have:

  • High fever
  • Vomiting
  • A rash
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Confusion
  • An injury

If your child experiences unusual symptoms that last more than three days, see a provider at Primary Care Health Clinic for an evaluation.

What should I expect during a pediatrics appointment?

When your child arrives at a pediatrics appointment at Primary Care Health Clinic, a provider checks their height, weight, pulse, and other vitals. The team might ask you a series of questions about your child’s behavior, diet, and developmental milestones.

Your child might complete a series of physical or mental exercises to make sure their social, cognitive, physical, and emotional development is on track. Your provider also completes a physical exam.

If your child requires treatment due to an illness, disease, or developmental delays, the Primary Care Health Clinic team reviews various options. 

Optimize your child’s health by scheduling a pediatrics wellness exam or sick visit at Primary Care Health Clinic by phone or online today.