Well Child Visits

Our goal is to provide the best pediatric care while still using the Functional Medicine approach.

Our goal at Kare Health & Wellness is to provide personalized, integrative care for your child while still prioritizing appropriate growth & development.

Understanding and building on the strength of whole families requires us to combine the best of traditional bench markers and the functional medicine approach of “whole-person care”, no matter how young the patient is.

Our goal is to provide the best pediatric care using the Functional Medicine approach. Our providers will not only focus on the child's well-being with well-visits, but provide recommendations and guidance to moms and dads along the way!

These visits are designed to monitor the progress of your child as they advance from a newborn to a healthy teenager and into early adulthood. Together we will be able to see how your child has developed since their last well-child visit.

 

We understand how important GOOD nutrition is to our patients. We work with moms and dads to understand how to use food as a tool in their child's health!

We will help you measure how your child is growing! 

 

 

 

We help families unlock the secrets to GOOD quality sleep for children. Adequate sleep is necessary to grow and develop properly!

We want to empower and support parents in whatever decision they make regarding vaccines. 

 

 

Our goal is to help parents identify and reduce the heavy burden of toxins found in everyday products, foods and environments.

 

What To Expect

A well-child visit is an opportunity to track your child’s health and development. Our provider will take measurements, conduct a head-to-toe examination, and evaluate your child's physical development. You'll have the opportunity to have a REAL discussion about your preferences and receive education and empowerment to make your own choice about your child's healthcare.

Your well-child visit includes 4 specific areas of focus:

  1. Determining whether your child has any health concerns
  2. Offering ways to keep your child from developing health concerns
  3. Providing support for your child’s overall health and well-being
  4. Talking through health information and offering advice

During each visit, our pediatric provider will examine your child, take measurements, assess development and behavior and order screening tests. We will also answer any questions you have regarding your child, including sleep, digestion, behavior, and nutrition. We provide education and empowerment to parents to be in their driver's seat of their child's health.  We work with parents and provide encouragement to make informed decisions regarding vaccinations and alternative vaccination schedules.

 

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We listen to you

We know that you know your child better than anyone else. We respect your input and decisions

We See Your Child As A Whole Person

Functional Medicine can benefit every patient, regardless of their age.

We Recommend Natural Products

We know that choosing quality, natural options is a priority for optimizing your child's health

We Aim to be Proactive

Many childhood and adolescent conditions are preventable by focusing on nutrition and lifestyle choices

We Respect Your Decisions

We empower YOU to choose what is best for your child and their stage of life.

We Know Food Is Medicine

We educate your family on healthy food choices to build a foundation focused on wellness.

The Kare Approach

We look at your child as a whole person instead of isolating their symptoms. This helps us identify underlying problems that may have never been discovered before.

Factors that influence a healthy and balanced child can include sleep, nutrition, lifestyle and environments. By addressing each of these areas, we can create a comprehensive plan to address concerns and prepare for the age related and developmental changes you and your child will encounter.

 

Chronic sleep deprivation is linked to poor physical and mental health – including weight gain/obesity, diabetes, heart disease, weakened immune system, poor growth, anxiety/depression, poor memory, and ADHD symptoms. Kids grow while they sleep. Our bodies and brains “clean up” and detoxify the day’s toxic load while we sleep.
Kids are still growing, they’re still developing in so many different ways, and so those nutrients that we talk about as being important for adults are arguably even more important for kids.
Our approach to care includes a comprehensive assessment of your child's lifestyle including daily exercize and movement. Having a daily dose of exercize will help your growing and developing child set a foundation of health and wellness for a lifetime!
Our goal is to idenify where stress is effecting your child the most. From development, to daily functions- stress can weight a heavy toll on young people. Our providers can help you create a plan to better identify and manage a stress response while also giving you effective tools and guidance to reduce the amount of stress your child takes on.
When looking at your child as a whole person, we not only consider the inside, but we also consider the outside factors- the Environmental factors. These could be exposures, pollutants, water quality, contaminates, etc. We can also explore the emotional and mental environment. This could include living situation, social environment, friendships, etc. All of which play a role in how their bodies are developing and how they process stress, nutients and sleep.
Jessica Burks Well Child Visits Springfield Missouri

"My goal is to give you education and empowerment to set your child up for success! By thinking outside of the box, considering ALL factors and being proactive, we can ensure that your child will grow and develop without added exposures or burdens. This is more than 'well-child care' it truly is 'whole-person care', no matter the age!"

Jessica Burks, FNP-C

Jessica Meeting With Family Well Child Visits Springfield Missouri

Your Questions Are Welcome

As a parent, you are constantly trying to decide what is best for your child.
We are here to help you along that journey.

See our list of frequently asked questions.
Odds are, we've been asked the same questions you want to ask!

 Wanting more information? We'd love to help!

Please take a moment to complete this form.
One of our New Patient Coordinators will connect with you within 24-48 business hours.

You can also call us at 417-881-4994 to request information! If you have questions or would like more information, you can reach out New Patient team at [email protected]

Start Your Functional Medicine Journey Today! 

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About Us

Our mission is to create a safe environment for our patients to share their story and be empowered to take control of their health.  We constantly challenge patients to think differently about their health. We never find contentment in simply being disease free. We want to help patients optimize their vitality of life so that they can strive for things that they thought were unattainable.

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