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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    I ask this because a few months ago I took my 15 year old to the doctor for the first time in 10 years! It was odd because I had to register her with the surgery and everything and the lady at the counter tried to correct the form the part where you put down their usual doctor....I had it blank! She asked who her doctor was....I said she didn't have one. She asked who did she see the last time she went to the doctor...I told her it was 10 years ago so I can't remember, in another town up north LOL

    Funny as!

    My 11 year old...apart from immunisations she's actually NEVER been to the doctor for an illness (differentiating between a visit for illness or a hospital visit for a broken arm ).

    My 9 year old has been once (apart from needles and 2 broken arms)

    My 13 year old has been twice, once for an actual illness and once for a referal for behavioural issues. (aprat from needles)

    5 year old has been...er....once (apart from needles, broken arm and splitting her head open - hospital visit both times)

    3 year od has never been to the doctor yet (apart from needles and head split incident)

    So how often do your kids see a doctor?? Or am I the odd one out here?

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    My pair are 3 and a half and I only take them when they are sick or getting immunisations. Although for the first few months after they were born they needed regular check ups because they were prem.

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    I take her when I feel it is required. She has been a few times for ear infections and a lingering cough, I also took when she was about 1 because I was worried she hadn't gained enough weight so they checked her out and gave me a referral to a paed for my peace of mind.

    That said, she does know the doctor quite well and he (and the nurses) know her because I probably had about 40 visits in her first 2 years.

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    Quite a lot. Sometimes every few weeks, sometimes not for a month or two.

    He's been for his eczema and his silent reflux more than a few times. He's had two ear infections, about three cold-like virus things that needed checking out and gastro once. Plus there's immunisations, and I took him when he wasn't sleeping to rule out a medical cause (other than the damn silent reflux).

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    I like having a family Dr that I trust and have been seeing mine for about ten years, DH now sees him too and touch wood so far I've only taken DS for his 6/12/18 month check ups but I like taking him in if we go just do he knows his Dr if that makes sense? ( we are doing this with our dentist too)

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    Default Re: How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    3 visits for croup to get steroids, one for an infected penis, once for eczema. And the last visit I was actually there for me and just happened to ask the Dr about his eczema. We're not very sickly people, the only time I go to the Dr for me is if I'm UTD or need a pap test, so we don't really have a regular Dr. DS's 3 croup bouts we took him straight to the Children's as it was in the middle of the night, so yeah I guess they don't count either.

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    DD has only ever been for her shots.

    DS has been for his shots, eczema and he has a team of specialists for what they/we think is un-DX HFA.

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    Default How often do you take your kids to the doctor?

    Not a lot. It's not that I avoid taking them, but I never just take them for a cold or anything.

    The other day people were talking about how their kids are all on antibiotics and I realised between 2 kids and almost 7 years I've only ever had one on them on antibiotics once. I feel very grateful they are such healthy kids.

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    DD used to see the pead 2 times a week for a very long time ( when not in hospital)then it came down to once a week, then once a fortnight and so on, Now we see the pead and all her other specialists every 3 months, her surgeon we text or call when needed. If she is sick we go to the ED it used to be very often but tough wood this year she ahs been much better and not in the ed as much

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    Our 21 month old has been about 4 times (not including vaccinations).

    All routine check ups have been done at the hospital he was born at through pediatric outpatients (premmie).

    DS has only been sick once with a common cold. He's a resilient little fellow!


 

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