Our office is open to care for our patients throughout this COVID pandemic for well and sick visits. We are also available to care for you via the phone, the patient portal, and telemedicine. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins will not be accepted at this time. Thank you for your patience.

Now’s the Time to Book Your Child’s Annual Physical

February 20, 2018 3:34 pm Published by

Many parents get in the habit of only scheduling their child’s annual physical before the school year or at the start of sports season. This can be the busiest time of year, and it’s possible that you may not be able to schedule an appointment in time.

Did you know that your child can get their physical done now and still have their results be accepted for the school year or sports season? Avoid the rush and schedule an appointment at our office in Buffalo, NY today!

Call us at (716) 884-0230

Why are Physicals Important?

cartoon of child receiving annual pediatric physicalEven if your child doesn’t require a school or sports physical, an examination is an important part of monitoring their mental and physical development. It’s recommended that children and adolescents receive a physical every year.

During the childhood years to their teenage years, our pediatricians ensure that everything is normal regarding their:

  • Vaccines. The doctor will ensure that your child is up to date on all required vaccines. This is an important part of protecting them from harmful diseases.
  • Physical development. Your child’s height, weight, blood pressure, and other important information will be recorded. If anything stands out or seems abnormal, dietary or treatment options can be discussed. More specifically, the physical exam will consist of:
    • Auditory examination of the heart to check for irregular rhythm
    • Visual examination of the back to check for spine curvature
    • Check of the abdomen for hernias
    • Lymph node exam to check for swelling
  • Mental development. The physician will ask about their socialization, self-esteem, ability to read and write, and if they have any difficulty concentrating. Any areas of concern can be addressed and followed up on during future visits.

There’s No Better Time Than Now! Schedule Your Child’s Physical

Don’t delay in scheduling your child’s appointment. Call Delaware Pediatrics at (716) 884-0230 to get in touch with us!


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COVID-19 Update

During this difficult time, Delaware Pediatrics wants to assure you that we will be available to you for well and sick visit appointments.

It is especially important to maintain your well visit appointments that include immunizations. These are Birth through 2 year visits, 4 year visit, 11 year visit, and 16 year visit, but all well visit appointments are encouraged.

In order to ensure maximum protection to our patients the morning has been reserved for well appointments only. All patients will be asked to check in at the front door and then return to their cars until called directly into their exam room. We have designated exam rooms that will only be used for well visits during the morning. Patients that are scheduled for well visits but arrive with symptoms will be screened for fever prior to being allowed to enter the office. Those well visit appointments that arrive with symptoms will then be placed directly into rooms that have been designated to serve only those particular patients.

This is all being done out of an abundance of caution to insure patient safety and yet maintain wellness. All of our exam rooms will be sanitized before our afternoon session. The afternoon session will start at 2:00 pm. All scheduled sick visits will be first screened on the phone for potential Coronavirus risk factors. 

Patients that screen positive for Coronavirus risk factor cannot be given an office appointment since we have no test kits to confirm or rule out presence of Coronavirus. We will contact the Department of Health for those patients to coordinate appropriate testing and management. 

We will make every effort to perform telehealth visits whenever possible but will continue to see children in our office that need to be seen.

We will not be able to accept walk-ins.

Thanks for your help!!