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Parents often take children to the doctor when they’re small for check-ups and immunizations, but those doctors visits.. should continue yearly until a child is 18.
    
Little  Eisele Campbell sleeps in her own bed, can go to the bathroom by herself and loves to eat watermelon.

All important milestones for a 4-year-old.

Her progress is checked at Horizon Health’s Paris Clinic during her well child visits.

Dr. Fore, “The well child visits are just an important part of childcare because we just do a lot of screening for diseases.”

Dr. Lauren Fore is a family practice physician. She says well child visits should start shortly after birth and continue until the age of 18.

During that time, the visits can change from developmental screenings and immunizations to important discussions with teens.


Dr. Fore,” That’s when we’ll start talking about the drugs, alcohol and tobacco. also, STD’s and then start counseling on sunscreen and wearing seatbelts.”

As for Eisle, he’s not quite ready for some of those big  discussions, but has  many more well child visits ahead of her and plenty of time to talk in the future.

Dr. Fore says the number one question parents ask her concerns picky eaters.
 
She says to continue to offer children a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, many will eventually come around to eating more.
    
She also suggests parents limit their children’s screen time whether its IPads, television or computers to two hours a day.

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