Few things are more important to parents than the health of their children. As a family medicine specialist, Daisy Manuel-Arguelles, DO, offers top quality pediatric care to families from in and around Sonoma, California. Routine pediatric care help ensure your child’s health and wellness, and helps them develop a trusting bond with a health professional, which can extend into their adult life. Schedule an appointment today, and bring your child to meet Dr. Manuel-Arguelles and have a physical exam. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you can always call the office to book your visit.
Far too many parents only bring their child to the doctor when a health problem arises. Coming in for routine pediatric care is an essential part of your child’s health, and should be a part of your family’s health plan.
Routine pediatric care encompasses many health needs, including:
A significant portion of routine pediatric care is focused on preventive health, and empowering you to keep your child healthy and happy.
The most important thing you can do to prepare for your pediatric appointment is to create a list of questions and concerns to share with Dr. Manuel-Arguelles. It’s easy to become distracted during your appointment and forget something important, so having a written list can be a big help.
If this is your first visit with Dr. Manuel-Arguelles, be sure to bring in a copy of your child’s immunization record, or have your previous doctor send it over. Staying up to date on immunizations is a critical part of your child’s health.
This is also the time to bring up any concerns you have about your child’s physical, social, or emotional development. If your worries are based on normal developmental changes, Dr. Manuel-Arguelles can assuage your fears. If there is a problem, she can guide you toward the right diagnostic and treatment options.
Dr. Manuel-Arguelles understands the importance of developing a warm and trusting relationship with every child in her care. She also understands that some kids are fearful about unfamiliar settings and people.
The best thing you can do to prepare your child for his or her visit is to speak positively about coming to see Dr. Manuel-Arguelles. Doctor visits should always be spoken of as something you “get” to do, not something you “have” to do.
There are also a number of excellent children’s books about visiting the doctor. You can even bring your child with you during your next exam so they can meet the team and see what happens during a physical exam.
If you’re looking for the best possible pediatric care for your child, book an appointment with Dr. Manuel-Arguelles to learn more about her services, and to start your child on a lifelong path of optimal health.