HOUSTON (August 21, 2015)

Amidst the back-to-school shopping for clothes and supplies, don’t forget to schedule your child’s annual visit to the pediatrician. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital wants to remind parents that even though their child’s annual wellness exam might not seem urgent, the back-to-school season is the perfect time for it.

“Whether your child is about to graduate high school, or they’re entering their first year of elementary school, scheduling an annual wellness exam should be high on the priority list,” said Dr. Eric Eichenwald, physician-in-chief at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. “Scheduling an appointment is easy and the benefits are numerous. Kids go through vital changes as they age and develop, so it’s important that they visit their pediatrician often throughout their childhood.”