Pediatrics Specialist

Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD -  - Primary Care

Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD

Primary Care & Functional Aesthetics Specialist located in West Hartford, CT

High quality pediatric care for acute conditions, as well as routine well-child exams, ensures that your child is healthy and developing correctly. Preventive care services like immunizations protect your child from dangerous illnesses, while health screenings ensure early condition detection for successful treatment. Shannon Beausoleil, MD, is board-certified in both pediatrics and internal medicine, and skilled at diagnosing and treating a variety of pediatric conditions. To schedule a sick visit or well-child exam, call Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD in West Hartford, Connecticut, today, or make an appointment online.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a medical specialty that is concerned with the health of infants, children, and adolescents from birth through 18 years of age. The goal of pediatric care is to promote long-term physical health and emotional well-being as your child grows into adulthood.

What is involved in pediatric care?

Pediatric medicine tracks your child’s physical and emotional development, provides preventive care services, and offers diagnosis and treatment of a variety of conditions.

Pediatric care services at Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD includes:

  • Routine well-child checks
  • Anticipatory guidance for parents
  • Immunizations
  • Developmental assessments
  • Vision and hearing tests
  • Health screenings
  • Treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Management of chronic pediatric conditions

As a pediatrician with extensive training and experience in treating a wide range of conditions, Dr. Beausoleil is uniquely qualified to address numerous pediatric concerns in such a way that promotes overall health and wellness for each child.

What happens during a well-child visit?

During a well-child care visit, Dr. Beausoleil reviews your child’s medical history and asks you questions about your child’s development, eating and sleeping habits, and any new symptoms you’ve noticed or issues that are causing concern. Next, she performs a physical exam, which looks for any signs of trouble as well as assesses your child’s physical development.

A pediatric physical at Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD includes a complete head-to-toe examination of the:

  • Heart
  • Lungs
  • Head and neck
  • Ears and mouth
  • Stomach and digestive system
  • Muscle strength and development
  • Nervous system

A pediatric physical also includes the examination of your growth and vital signs. If your child needs routine immunizations, they receive them at their well-child visit. School physicals may also require hearing and vision tests. In some cases, Dr. Beausoleil may recommend blood work and other tests.

Dr. Beausoleil always provides families with information and resources that empower them to make informed decisions about their child’s health, nutrition, fitness requirements, educational needs, and safety.

How often should my child see the doctor?

Dr. Beausoleil recommends the following well-child exam schedule.

  • 3-5 days after birth
  • 1 month
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • Every three months from age 6 months to 18 months
  • Every six months from age 18 months to 3 years

From age 3-18, your child should have a well-child visit yearly.

If you have concerns about your child’s health or you’d like to schedule a well-child appointment, call Aspire Wellness LLC: Shannon Beausoleil, MD today, or make an appointment online.