One of the most exciting times of your life is when you are going to be a new mom or dad. You are probably full of questions and you may be bombarded and confused by information overload. Dr. Matney is a friendly and attentive professional with decades of experience, and he will take his time with you to go over your questions and guide you with the best information for your baby’s health.
Your baby’s first set of routine immunizations starts at 2 months of age. Then again at 4 and 6 months. There is another visit at 9 months, then 12 months, then at 15-to-18 months. It is very important to have you baby fully immunized before its second birthday.
Toddlers are busy! And they can sometimes be exhausting and frustrating. Whether you are a first-time or long-time mom, or a young single dad just trying to figure things out, your toddler is bound to fill you with questions and concerns. Dr. Matney will be there to help you find the right answers that work best for you. Having treated thousands of toddlers over the years, Dr. Matney’s vast experience makes him an ideal choice for your toddler’s check-ups and developmental assessments, including daycare check-ups, preschool physicals, and Head Start Program paperwork.
Starting at age 2, your child should get at least one checkup a year in Dr. Matney’s office, and when the time comes to enroll in preschool, kindergarten, and the first grade, your child will need school physicals to make sure they are healthy and growing and developing normally and are fully ready to learn. We will also complete all that school paperwork and update all those school booster shots to protect your kids from all those contagious and dangerous diseases out there. Kids will also need physicals and medical clearances for sports participation both inside and outside of school, including soccer teams, cheerleading, gymnastics, football, and summer camp.
Everybody likes to complain about teenagers, and it is kind of a cliché. But teens today have more challenges than ever before and Dr. Matney takes their needs and their healthcare very seriously. Board-certified pediatricians such as Dr. Matney don’t just take care of babies and small children. They also specialize in delivering comprehensive health care to teenagers.
For parents of baby boys, the decision of whether or not to have a newborn male circumcision is a very personal and sometimes difficult one. Like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks and benefits, and some pros and cons. Whether you have a circumcision or not, Dr. Matney and his staff will support you in either decision.