Pediatric Care Specialist

Family Medicine & MedSpa located in Mequon, WI

Pediatric Care services offered in Mequon, WI

Caring for the individual needs of children and young adults is the focus of Halo MD’s pediatric care services. Board-certified family medicine doctor Matthew Leafblad, MD, and the medical team provide a wide range of pediatric services in-office, including wellness visits, sick visits, immunizations, and developmental screenings. The team also offers nutritional counseling, preventive screenings, and other services to keep your child’s health and wellness at their best. Call the office in Mequon, Wisconsin today to schedule a pediatric care consultation or book an appointment online.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care focuses on the health and wellness of young children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Leafblad and the Halo MD medical team provide comprehensive pediatric care to ensure that children thrive and reach important developmental milestones as they grow.

The team can address many acute and chronic illnesses that affect your child’s health. They can complete routine screenings to reduce risk factors for diabetes, obesity, and other health-related complications.

They can also identify learning disabilities and other developmental challenges so that your child can receive the tools they need to stay on track academically and socially.

What pediatric care services are available?

Halo MD offers many pediatric care services that focus on your child’s unique and changing needs. These services include:

  • Wellness visits
  • Sick visits
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Minor procedures for treating injuries
  • Developmental and behavioral screenings

Dr. Leafblad and his team also provide childhood immunizations to protect against contagious diseases like tetanus and the seasonal flu.

What happens during my child’s first pediatric care appointment?

During your child’s first pediatric care appointment, the medical team reviews their personal and family medical histories, nutritional needs, and general behavior at home and school. This is meant to set a base line for your child’s development going forward.

Dr. Leafblad completes a physical exam and notes essential details about your child’s health, including their:

  • Height
  • Weight
  • Body temperature
  • Blood pressure
  • Skin health
  • Joint flexibility
  • Muscle strength

Depending on your child’s age, the team will assess their developmental progress to ensure that they’re reaching certain physical, social, and behavioral milestones.

If your child has an existing health problem, the team could request blood tests and other lab work to identify the cause of the problem. Testing might also be required if your child is receiving treatment for an underlying medical condition.

Dr. Leafblat and the team can recommend lifestyle and diet changes that support your child’s good health. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, bring them to the doctor’s attention during your visit.

Call Halo MD today or go online to schedule a pediatric care appointment.