Kelsey-Seybold Clinic now offers online self-scheduling for appointments in Pediatrics. Please use
the form below to find a doctor in one of those specialties and begin the scheduling process.
You may also call our 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-4669 for personalized assistance in scheduling an appointment and finding a doctor.
Select Pediatrics to directly schedule an office visit or physical with AppointmentsNOW. For all other medical specialties, call our 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-0427 or submit a specialty request form here.
What is the difference between a routine office visit and a physical?
A routine office visit is an appointment that is used for most acute and chronic medical problems. Most acute illnesses and chronic medical conditions can be addressed during these visits. Patients with a large number of physical complaints or chronic illnesses may be asked to schedule additional routine office visits if there is not enough time to address all of their current problems.
An appointment for a physical, or recommended periodic preventive exam, includes a physical exam based on an individual’s medical history.
For babies and very young children, these visits would include the recommended vaccinations for each age group and monitoring early growth and development.
For kids ages 4 through 18, this would be their annual physical/school activities exam, which is an important tool for making sure immunizations are up to date and for checking on their growth and development.
For adults, a complete health-maintenance evaluation and counseling is included with the physical exam. This may include a breast exam and Pap smear, if needed, in women. Cancer screening may also be done during this exam and laboratory and X-ray studies may be ordered. Due to the extent of health maintenance issues that need to be addressed during this exam, other medical problems may not be fully evaluated and treated during this visit. Patients with additional medical problems may be advised to make a separate routine office visit appointment to address these other problems. A physical appointment is appropriate as the recommended periodic preventive exam for all patients.