Newborn Exams in Chandler, AZ

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What Is a Newborn Exam?

Having a new baby is a fun and exciting time! At Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center, we seek to support the healthy development of infants and provide parents with peace of mind by performing newborn exams. Given to babies who are just a few days old, the purpose of these physical examinations is to evaluate their health and address any medical issues they may have. We will also identify any possible birth defects so we can create a treatment plan if needed. If you are expecting a baby soon or have a newborn infant you want to ensure is healthy, we invite you to reach out to our office in Chandler, AZ to schedule a newborn exam with Dr. Charles Armstrong or Dr. Margaret Hart.

How Does a Newborn Exam Work?

When you arrive at our Chandler, AZ office for a newborn exam, we will ask you about your family health history and go over any concerns you may have about your baby. Then, we will check the infant's vital signs, record their weight, and assess their entire body for any abnormalities or symptoms of disease or illness. A physical exam of a newborn typically involves listening to the sounds of the heart and lungs and looking at the color of the skin, the shape of the head, the inside of the mouth, and all of the facial and body areas. We will also check the reflexes, muscle tone, and range of motion of your child. Screening tests are usually performed to check for hearing loss and visual impairment.

Everyone was kind, compassionate, and professional. I did not have to wait for assistance, and everyone acknowleged me. Dr. Hart, Jessica, and Darda are amazing people, and I thank the Lord for them!

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I had three visits already with the first on 6-30-2023 with Dr. Hart. She and her staff were very pleasant and well organized. Dr. Hart was very knowledgeable and willing to answer all my questions, concerns, and medications, despite my having a very rare, orphan disease. Dr. Hart was willing to make the effort to solidly communicate with me, as a patient. So, I felt a great relief in finding my new replacement PCP physician, that was as professional, as my specialists. She was also able to refer me to another specialist, in order to deal with one of my other concerns. So Dr. Hart and her friendly staff get a big FIVE THUMBS UP from me.

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I don’t know what this yelp thing is all about,  but I do know now about Dr. Hart of IHM Family Health Center.  She definitely gets FIVE THUMBS UP from me for her medical knowledge, care, and the willingness to communicate with a patient and answer my questions, concerns, and medications.  I have a very rare orphan disease, that involves having many Medical Specialists.I have had three appointments with Dr. Hart so far, since my first June 30, 2023 appointment with her.  I am so please to have Dr. Hart as my replacement PCP doctor.  She knows how to communicate with her patients, answer my questions, and carry on an exchange about the over 5000 MGs of meds, that I am required to take daily to stay in REMISSION.   So if you need a good doctor, WHO LISTENS, go try her out.

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Dr Armstrong is an outstanding physician—knowledge and care for his patients. His staff are great to work with. The reflect the joy of the Lord. Glad the are my primary care.

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Very personal and informative. Not time pressed. Details for directions to be followed.

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Have a Physical Exam of Your Baby

A comprehensive newborn exam is an important part of preventive care for babies because it allows potential diseases or debilitating conditions to be detected early so that they can be treated before they get worse or lead to serious harm. Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Hart are committed to helping parents keep their babies happy and healthy. To schedule a newborn exam with one of them, call Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center in Chandler, AZ.


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Why is a newborn exam important?

The newborn exam is crucial for several reasons:

  • Early Detection: It helps identify any health issues or abnormalities early, allowing for prompt intervention and treatment if needed.
  • Health Assessment: The exam assesses the baby's overall health, helping our staff at Immaculate Heart of Mary Family Health Center monitor growth and development.
  • Parent Education: New parents receive guidance on newborn care, feeding, safety, and other essential aspects of infant well-being.
Can parents be present during the newborn exam?

Yes, parents are usually encouraged to be present during the newborn exam. It allows them to bond with their baby and ask any questions they may have about newborn care and health.

What happens after the newborn exam?

After the newborn exam, a member of our staff will discuss the findings with the parents and provide guidance on newborn care, feeding, and safety. They will also schedule follow-up appointments for the baby's ongoing care and immunizations.

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