Good Pediatrics

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Sarasota, FL 34239
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11 Year Old

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**If your child is currently in 5th grade and transitioning to 6th in the upcoming school year, please let the scheduler know so we can schedule extra time to discuss the transition to middle school****

***If your child has not had their cholesterol/lipid universal screening, ask the scheduler to schedule a morning (fasting ) 11 Year Well Visit.

 

At this visit your child will be weighed and their height will be measured. We will also calculate and plot your child's BMI. (Body Mass Index) Your child will have their blood pressure, vision and hearing checked. We will perform a complete physical exam and answer any questions you have. We will discuss growth, development, nutrition, school performance and safety. If your child is in 5th grade at the time of this visit, we will discuss the transition to middle school. In 6th grade organizational skills and time management come into play much more. Even if the student is staying at the same school there can be a big jump in teacher expectations. In some instances this can be rough for the parents and the child. Also, many children and parents are anxious about the transition, especially if they have been at the same elementary school for many years and will now be going to a different school. Our team will do as much as we can to help your family be as informed and prepared as possible. If your child is currently in 6th grade, we will discuss how everyone is handling the transition. If your child is due for any vaccines, those vaccines will be administered at this visit as well as the 3 vaccines that are routinely given at the 11 year old visit. If their well visit falls between September and March, the flu vaccine will also be recommended. Please see our vaccine section of the website for more details. Finally, it is your child's turn to start filling out the forms. Your now 11 year old should have completed an online Pediatric Symptom Check List Youth Report (Y- PSC-17) which screens for possible cognitive, emotional or behavioral problems.This is similar to the form parents fill out at the 10 Year Well Visit, but this form is designed for ages 11 to 16 years and they are to fill it out themselves. They will also fill out the Pediatric Health Questionnaire for Adolescents (PHQ-A) We have tried to make this as easy as possible for them. These forms may be completed on a computer, IPAD/tablet or a smart phone by accessing our website goodpediatrics.com and clicking on the link to CHADIS. The forms are accessed electronically by Dr. Good. The forms are scored and a report is generated for her review prior to your arrival. If your 11 year old does not have access to this technology or has trouble, we will have computers in the waiting room that they may use for this purpose as well as staff to help them. Please come 30 minutes early in this case to be assured they have time to complete the forms accurately and the doctor has the information for review before she sees your child




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