Palm Leaf Pediatrics
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists & Pediatricians located in Miami, FL
Maria Roberta Moro, MD, at Palm Leaf Pediatrics in Miami makes your child’s health a top priority. Dr. Roberta Moro and her caring staff offer comprehensive well-child visits, performing annual physicals and vaccinations to ensure your children are growing healthy and happy. She also provides sick visit appointments at your convenience to address common childhood medical issues like influenza, common colds, and infections. Schedule a well-child check-up using the online booking feature or by calling Dr. Roberta Moro’s South Florida office directly today.
Well Child and Sick Visits Q & A
What can I expect during a sick visit?
When your child is feeling bad because of a severe cold or an ear infection, Dr. Roberta Moro provides same- or next-day appointments to diagnose their condition as soon as possible.
During a sick visit appointment, Dr. Roberta Moro carefully reviews your child’s symptoms and medical history. She performs a physical examination and may request additional testing, such as blood testing for infections or a chest X-ray for bronchitis.
Dr. Roberta Moro can also recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to alleviate your child’s symptoms and keep them comfortable. For infections, she may prescribe a course of antibiotics.
What are well-child visits?
Well-child visits are an important part of your child’s overall health care plan, even if they aren’t sick. Dr. Roberta Moro offers well-child visits to ensure your child is developing properly and meeting certain milestones.
Children should have well-child visits every month starting soon after birth until they are 6 months old, and then every few months until the age of 2. As your child grows, they should see Dr. Roberta Moro every year after that.
What can I expect during a well-child visit?
Well-child visits give Dr. Roberta Moro the opportunity to identify issues with your child’s health before they become more serious. During a well visit, she assesses all aspects of your child’s health, including their:
- Heart rate
- Skin health
- Blood pressure
She performs a physical examination, testing your child’s flexibility and strength. She also reviews your child’s health history and family medical history to determine if additional screenings are necessary.
During a well visit, Dr. Roberta Moro and her staff ensure your child is up-to-date on vaccinations and reviews their hygiene and health habits, including their diet.
What are the benefits of well-child visits?
Well-child visits are an important preventive step in your child’s overall health. They provide Dr. Roberta Moro with the ability to track growth and development and identify potential health problems as early as possible.
Additionally, these visits help create a relationship with you, Dr. Roberta Moro, and your child to build trust and a long-term bond, which is an important aspect of comprehensive health care.
Well-child visits are also the best time for you, as a parent, to discuss your concerns about your child’s health and development. Dr. Roberta Moro works with you to address your needs about your child’s health.
Start your child out on the path to good health by scheduling a well visit online or by calling Palm Leaf Pediatrics today.