Pediatric Care Specialist
Routine pediatric care is the best way to ensure your child stays healthy and develops at an optimal rate. At HAPPI Health, HAPPI Provider team offers premium pediatric care for babies, children, and teenagers of all ages at their three locations in Huntsville, Alabama. The practice offers quality pediatric care for your little one by a pediatrician. The next time your child is sick or due for a wellness visit, schedule an appointment by phone or use the online booking tool.
What is pediatric care?
Babies, children, and teens have unique health care needs, which is why seeing a pediatrician with specialized training in children’s medical care is crucial to optimize their health and wellness.
At HAPPI Health, your child receives the most up to date, advanced screenings and treatments to ensure the best quality of life possible.
What happens during pediatric care appointments?
During your child’s wellness or sick visit at HAPPI Health, the team completes the following:
Vital signs check
When your child arrives at their appointment, the team checks their weight, height, temperature, pulse, breathing rate, and blood pressure.
Medical history review
During a medical history review, the team asks questions about your child’s development, behavior, and symptoms of illness or disease.
They discuss any concerns you may have about your child and might complete developmental screening to determine if they’ve met age-related milestones. They also ask questions about past diagnoses, surgeries, and medications your child may take.
During a physical examination, the team checks your child’s eyes, nose, ears, throat, abdomen, limbs, breathing, reflexes, heartbeat, and more to evaluate their overall health and look for signs of an illness or disease. They might check their vision and hearing, too.
Diagnosis and treatment
If your child has symptoms of an illness or medical condition, the team may complete diagnostic testing to know for sure. HAPPI Health offers allergy and asthma testing, blood tests, urine tests, rapid strep tests, and imaging procedures to detect or rule out certain health problems.
If your child requires treatment such as antibiotics, other oral medicines, insulin injections, an inhaler, vaccinations, or advanced diagnostic testing, the team discusses options with you and develops a personalized treatment plan you feel comfortable with.
How often should I schedule pediatric care appointments?
Each child has unique medical needs, which is why the expert team lets you know how often to schedule appointments.
Any time your child has symptoms of a serious illness, schedule a sick visit, as the HAPPI Health can get your child in for same-day appointments when necessary.
Schedule wellness exams every year beginning when your child is three years old and more often from birth until they turn three.
HAPPI Health recommends wellness checkups at:
- Birth, one month, two months, four months, six months, and nine months
- Twelve months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, and 30 months
- Three years old and annually after that
To schedule your child for a pediatric care appointment, call the friendly staff at HAPPI Health or book online today.