My two teens I never really took to the doctor unless they were sick and I haven't taken my almost-2-yo very often, either, but the doctor lectured me last time on the importance of well checks and I think it's silly. Why should I take off work, spend hours at the doctor's office, pay a $35 copay, only to be told that yes, she's perfectly healthy? If it's just for vaccinations, I can get those at the health department quicker, easier, cheaper, and on a better schedule for my work hours than at the pediatrician's office, and with a 15min wait time rather than 1h45min one.
So what do you think? Are well child visits to the doctor really necessary?
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There's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair...