Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Children's Health Evaluation

Routine health evaluations in children begin with a history and physical examination.

Preventive health screening in children varies greatly with age. Our testing recommendations should be considered as minimum screening guidelines for those without symptoms. There may be differences in opinion on various test recommendations, due to lack of definitive information on each recommended test, and to variances in perceived significance of some of the supporting literature. This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your personal physician.

Children's Health Guideline 2 to 6 Years

Recommended Evaluations for Healthy Children 2 to 6 Years
There are a number of evaluations and preventive treatments that should be performed during this period of childhood to assure optimal health.

Tests to be performed at every physician visit:


Tests to be performed every 6-12 months:

Tests to be performed every 1-2 years:

Tests to be performed every 3-5 years:

Tests to be performed once a year after the age of 4:

Tests to be performed at the physician's discretion:

Vaccines to be given once from age 4-6 years:

Vaccines to be given if needed:

Vaccines to be given if never vaccinated:

This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your pediatrician.

Children's Health Guideline 7 to 12 Years

Recommended Evaluations for Healthy Children 7 to 12 Years
There are a number of evaluations and preventive treatments that should be performed during this period of childhood to assure optimal health.

Tests to be performed every 6-12 months:


Tests to be performed every 3-4 years:

Tests to be performed every 4-5 years:

Tests to be performed at the physician's discretion:

Tests to be performed once at age 12-14:

Vaccines to be given before age 9:
  • Influenza
    • Given in 2 doses, if never immunized

Vaccines to be given once from age 7-12 years:

Vaccines to be given at 11-12 years of age:

Vaccines to be given at 11-16 years of age and every 10 years thereafter:

This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your pediatrician.

Children's Health Guideline Infants

Recommended Evaluations for Healthy Infants
There are a number of evaluations and preventive treatments that should be performed for young infants to assure optimal health.

Tests to be performed within 3-6 days of birth:


Tests to be performed at birth, 2, 4, 6, 12, 15, & 18 months of age:
  • History and physical exam
    • Useful to detect various disorders
  • Height and weight
    • Useful in detecting general development
  • Head circumference
    • Useful in detecting general development

Tests to be performed once at age 9-12 months:

Tests to be performed once at age 12 months:

Vaccines to be given at birth, 1-2 months and 4-6 months:

Vaccines to be given at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months:
  • HIB
    • Given for the protection against haemophilus influenza b
  • Prevnar 13
    • Given for the protection against pneumococcus

Vaccines to be given at 2, 4, and 15 months:

Vaccines to be given at 6-23 months:
  • Influenza
    • Given in a single dose for the protection against the flu

Vaccines to be given at 12-15 months:

This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your pediatrician.

Children's Health Guideline Teens

Recommended Evaluations for Healthy Teens
There are a number of evaluations and preventive treatments that should be performed during this period of childhood to assure optimal health. It is important to keep these in mind, since teenagers may consider health items a very low priority.

Tests to be performed every 6-12 months:


Tests to be performed at every physician visit:

Tests to be performed yearly if female and sexually active:

Tests to be performed every 6-4 years:
  • History and Physical exam
    • Useful to detect various disorders
  • Height and weight
    • Useful in detecting general development
  • Blood pressure

Tests to be performed once, at age 12-14 years:

Tests to be performed at a physician's discretion:

This information is provided as a general guide only. We urge you to discuss these tests with your pediatrician.

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