Elmwood Park 201-578-4147
Benzel Pediatrics

Well Visit

To keep your children healthy, it is important to bring them in for regular checkups. We recommend that you book your visit online and fill out developmental/mental health forms to make for a smooth visit.

Online booking will be available soon. Meanwhile, please email ibenzel@advocaredoctors.com with your phone number and he will call you back for scheduling. 

During the first few months of life you will get to know your pediatrician very well! Your initial office visit will typically occur 2-3 days after your hospital discharge. After your first visit you will likely need to come in for a "weight check" in 1 week to make sure your new baby is nursing/feeding well. Wellness visits will be at 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months. During your wellness visits with us your chid will receive their age appropriate vaccines, assesment of their growth and developmental milestones. We mean for you and your child to be as comfortable as possible. We hope you will leave every visit feeling that your questions were adequately answered. There will be plenty of time to discuss parenting strategies, food introduction or more importantly sleep training techniques ;).  
Children over age 3 will have annual exams. These annual exams help ensure your child is reaching important developmental milestones in learning, behavior, emotional state, social interaction and other areas of life that are integral to normal and healthy functioning, both during childhood and adulthood. In short, making sure your child has an annual physical is one of the most important steps you can take toward helping him or her enjoy a healthier life for many years to come.


Please complete an intake form and a consent form for every patient  and email them to ibenzel@advocaredoctors.com. Forms can also be printed and given to Dr Benzel at the time of visit.