School Age Children
Watching your baby become a kid is so exciting! As school-age kids grow up and become more independent and active, being healthy will start to look different. Regardless of where your child is or what your wellness goals are for her, Mark9 Pediatrics, your Coppell pediatrician’s office, is a place where every child is welcomed, invited, and respected for the beautiful person that she is.
If your child wants to play sports, you will need a sports physical to determine whether or not your child is healthy enough to play her chosen sport. These visits are essential to determining your child’s eligibility for team sports and to maintaining good health through vigorous activity.
As a school-age child, your son or daughter will need one well child visit every year. These visit ensure that your child is still healthy, hasn’t developed any new conditions, and is staying on a path of long-term wellness.
Immunizations help protect your child from preventable life-threatening illnesses. If you have questions about which vaccines your child needs when, visit our immunizations or baby immunizations pages or schedule your appointment with Dr. Moemeka today.
Puberty & Growing Up
Your baby is growing up. As hard as it can be, it’s also incredibly exciting to watch. Puberty can start anywhere around 9 years old, however, boys often start puberty later than girls. If you have questions about how your child is changing and developing as she starts puberty, talk to Dr. Moemeka during your next appointment.
As your child gets older, hormones start to flood their system. As pressures of school or after-school activities take root in his life, emotional health should be on your radar as a parent at all times. Mental health is incredibly important, and catching the early signs of bipolar, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, or eating disorders is the best way to treat them.
If you notice any behavioral issues in your child or any sudden changes in his mood or behavior, call Dr. Moemeka to talk about your child’s emotional and mental health today.
Diseases & Conditions
There are a number of conditions that your child may face. Your child can be exposed to illnesses like meningitis, the flu, or ringworm at school. However, she may also have to deal with other conditions like Tourette’s syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorder, childhood obesity, and even diabetes.
Managing these conditions will help your child reach healthy as soon as possible. Talk to Dr. Moemeka about what you can do to help your child live a life of long-term wellness.
First Aid & Safety
Bumps, scrapes, and bruises can quickly turn into broken bones and gashes as your child gets older, more independent and adventurous, and braver. Handling these situations can be stressful, especially if it’s your first time handling that specific type of injury.
See our First Aid & Safety page for tips on how to handle common situations. If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911.
Food & Fitness
Nutrition and fitness play a huge role in how your child grows and develops physically, mentally, and emotionally. It isn’t just about developing a healthy meal plan and an exercise regimen that promotes wellness. It’s also about developing a healthy relationship with food, her body, and exercise.
The choice for me and my child
At Mark9 Pediatrics, your child is always our top priority. We believe that raising healthy children truly takes a village, and we are committed members of your village.
“Whoever receives a child in my name receives me”
– Mark 9:37