Given how quickly your baby grows and changes during the first months and years of her life, well child visits with your pediatrician are very important, but as a new parent, you may not know what to expect during your child’s first few visits to the pediatrician.
In the video below, Dr. Eumene Ching, a pediatrician and chief of the pediatrics department at our Cambridge practice, narrates each step of an infant well child visit and explains what your pediatrician is checking – and why – in regards to your baby’s growth and development.
Cambridge and our other 14 pediatric practices have wonderful pediatricians who are currently accepting new patients. All of our practices offer 24/7 telephone medical advice, which means that you can speak directly with one of our medical staff (often a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) about your child’s symptoms at any time of the day or night. If necessary, our medical staff can consult an on-call Harvard Vanguard physician, advise you to visit the emergency room, or schedule you for an urgent care appointment at one of our 6 practices which offer weekend and holiday Urgent Care.
At Harvard Vanguard, we use an electronic medical record that can be accessed by any of our medical staff who see your child or speak with you, making sure the most complete and current information about your child is available at any time for diagnosis and treatment.
You can also access a portion of your child’s medical record electronically. Our highly-secure online patient portal called MyHealth Online lets you see certain test results, medication lists, and growth charts; print out school or camp forms; and communicate with your doctor’s office about non-urgent health matters.