Welcome to Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas!
Dr. C. Turner Lewis, III MD, the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and CMC Staff are here to provide you with access to quality, compassionate, and complete family centered care. Our goal is to serve you and your family ensuring your child's health care needs are met while striving to provide top-notch customer service. We will continue to develop a trusting relationship with our patient and families, creating an environment where parents feel confident in our care and patients experience a trusting relationship.
Our clinics provide many services to meet your child's healthcare needs. One important service is the annual Well Child Visit. As per the American Academy of Pediatrics, a gowned exam is recommended in order to perfonn a complete assessment. We understand this may be new for your child. We appreciate your role as a caregiver in preparing your child or teenager for their clinic visit. Please keep in mind it is our #1 goal to ensbre the health and well ness of your child. One step in doing this is to perfonn a thorough health assessment each year.
In addition, a top focus of the CMC Staff is on prevention of illness and injury and promotion of healthy lifestyles behaviors. Each Well Child Visit will include risk assessments and screening tools appropriate for your child's age. This may include screening labs such as blood and urine tests, immunizations, and risk questionnaires. Follow-up appointments may also be needed to discuss these results.
There are many developmental stages in the life of a child from infancy to young adult. Each developmental milestone brings different healthcare needs for the child and development concerns. It is important that we encourage your child to be an active participant in meeting these needs. This may include one on one time between your child and provider, especially as the child reaches pre-adolescent and adolescent years. Parents are advised to remain during all physical assessments, but may be asked to leave the room for a brief time during the Well Child Visit. This time is to provide an open, trusting and safe environment in which the child will have an opportunity to speak with the provider one on one. Building a strong therapeutic relationship with the children and adolescents supports their ability to become responsible and accountable for their healthy lifestyle choices.
Your child's health is our primary responsibility as we work in joint collaboration with you as parents. We look forward to playing an active role with your family as we foster an environment of health and wellness and a commitment to quality service.
We thank you for entrusting us with the privilege to care for your child's health and well being.
Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
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