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Text Box: METROPOLITAN PEDIATRIC GROUP 
704 PALISADE AVE, TEANECK, NJ 07666 201-836-4301
570 PIERMONT RD, CLOSTER, NJ 07624 201-768-8811

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Metropolitan Pediatric Group, Pediatricians, Teaneck & Closter, NJ, Bergen Co 

704 Palisade Avenue, Teaneck, NJ 07666 201-836-4301

570 Piermont Road, Closter, NJ 07624 201-768-8811

Regular Check-ups Will Include

- A complete physical examination

- Discussion of growth and development

- Feeding and nutrition

- Immunizations

- Toileting and sleeping

- Social and emotional issues

Our Schedule For Regular Office Visits

- 2-3 days after leaving the hospital

- 2 weeks

- 1 month

- 2 months

- 3 months

- 4 months

- 5 months

- 6 months

- 8 months

- 10 months

- 12 months

- 15 months

- 18 months

- 2 years

- 2 ½ years

- 3 years, then yearly

 

Care continues until the age of 21.

Your Child’s Check-up Will Change With Age

First year

 

Appointments are frequent during the first year, as your baby grows and develops rapidly.  We’ll keep a close watch on your baby’s progress, and talk about breast or bottle feeding, the transition to solid foods, sleep issues, and any other concerns that you may have.

 

Toddler and pre-school

 

As your child grows older, we will continue to check height and weight at each check-up, and see that development is appropriate for age.  In addition to discussing feeding and sleep, we will answer any questions about toilet issues.  At the appropriate ages we will test vision and hearing, check lead levels, and screen for anemia and autism.

 

School age through pre-teen

 

Immunization forms will be updated at your child’s check-up every year for school and for camp.  We will continue to talk about growth, development, and nutrition, screen for scoliosis, anemia, and hypertension, and pay special attention to social, emotional and physical issues as the child reaches puberty. 

 

Teenage

 

Annual check-ups will continue through high school, and into college, until your son or daughter reaches adulthood.  High-risk behaviors are discussed when appropriate.

More Information About Your Child’s Health

Forms You Can Print

Patient Registration - Metropolitan Pediatric Group form for new patients.

 

M-CHAT form - This is a developmental screening tool.  Please print it, fill it

  out, and bring it with you to your child’s 18 month check-up.

 

Records Release Authorization form - to transfer your child’s medical records from your previous pediatric practice to Metropolitan Pediatric Group.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

healthychildren.org – American Academy of Pediatrics website for families

topics - Children’s health topic from the American Academy of Pediatrics

kidshealth.org – General site for parents, children, teenagers

Vaccine Education Center – From the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

cdc.gov – For travel and vaccination information

TIPP—The Injury Prevention Program from the AAP

NIDCD - NIH website about ear infections in children

CNRC - Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine

Genetics Home Reference – Newborn screening information

LactMed – Check if medicines are safe while breast feeding

Ask The Mediatrician – Blog about children and media/technology exposure

 

ALLERGIES:

 

AAAAI.org – The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

ACAAI.org – The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Foodallergy.org – The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

 

NIGHT TIME WETTING:

 

Bedwettingstore.com – online store

Pottypager.com – wireless alarm

 

Please Note: The staff and doctors at Metropolitan Pediatrics do not officially endorse or periodically review these websites for changes in content. Please contact us directly with any questions or concerns.

At Metropolitan Pediatrics, we are dedicated to providing the best possible medical care for your children.  This includes maintaining good health with regular check-ups as well as caring for them when they are sick.

 

When you come for appointments, you should always bring your insurance card with you.  At your first visit, you should be prepared to answer questions about your family’s medical history.  If your child has previously been seeing another pediatrician, you should bring along a copy of your child’s vaccination records and growth chart.  Your child’s medical records can be transferred using

the Records Release Authorization form.  Please print and fill out the

Patient Registration Form before your first appointment.

 

When your child is sick, call our offices in the morning, after 8:30, to schedule an appointment for that day.

 

Teaneck: 201-836-4301

Closter: 201-768-8811

 

If you need  an ambulance, call 911.

 

For Poison Control, call 1-800-222-1222.