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Dr. Gigi Chawla explains how often should kids go to the doctor on WCCO

What to know about well-child checks

Parents know when they need to take a sick child to the doctor, but what about healthy kids?

That’s what well-child checks are for. Well-child visits are regular exams where your child’s primary care physician checks your child’s development. They are also an opportunity for you and your doctor to talk about your questions or concerns. At each visit, your doctor will monitor your child’s physical, mental and emotional health.

Dr. Gigi Chawla from Children’s Minnesota talks with WCCO about well-child exams and why they are an important part of raising healthy children.

“After the age of three, you really should go in for a preventative health care visit each year. … You’re not just tracking physical growth, you’re really tracking, how are they developing emotionally, socially, all of those aspects.”

Watch the video here:

Alexandra Rothstein