Good Pediatrics

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1961 Floyd Street, Suite A
Sarasota, FL 34239
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18 Month

At this visit your toddler will be weighed and their length and head circumference will be measured. We will discuss growth, development, nutrition and safety, perform a complete physical exam, and answer any questions you have. You will also have completed an online Ages and Stages, Health Risk, and M-CHAT questionnaire prior to your visit which will help us identify any problem areas your 18 month old may have with their development and screen for Autism as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders. These questionnaires are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The M-CHAT. is a very sensitive test which means many more children fail it than actually have Autism. This is good because early diagnosis and treatment has been shown to improve outcomes and very few children are missed. These forms may be completed on a computer, IPAD/tablet or a smart phone by accessing our website and clicking on the link to CHADIS. The forms are accessed electronically by Dr. Good. They are scored and a report is generated for her review prior to your arrival. If you do not have access to this technology or have trouble, we have computers in the waiting room you may use for this purpose as well as staff to help you. Please come 30 minutes early in this case to be assured you have time to complete the forms accurately and the doctor has the information for review before she sees your child. Your child will be given any vaccines that are due. In addition, if your child's well visit falls between September and March and your child is due for the flu vaccine, it will also be recommended per the CDC and the AAP (American Association of Pediatrics) guidelines. Please see our vaccine section of the website for more details.

An Oral Health Risk Assessment will be performed at this visit. If your child meets the criteria, fluoride varnish will be offered as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists to help prevent cavities.

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