I took my son for his 6 year old physical. They didn't give shots (which my son was soooo happy about), but they did a basic eye check and asked the usual milestones questions. It was also a great time for me to ask any questions. My advice would be to take him.
I was going to ask my doctor that very question when I take my baby in for her first vacinnation this week. My DD will be 6 in September - I was assuming she would have a check-up even if no vaccinations are due. I would probably call the doctor to find out for sure.
I take my 11 year old in for a check up once a year right after his birthday. I figure it is good for him to get a check up and that way they can do a blood test and if I have any questions I can ask. Also, it is a good habit for him to get into that way as an adult he will, hopefully, continue getting check ups!!
I obviously still take my 4 year old and my 19 month old, which reminds me I need to call for my youngests check up!!! Thanks!!
I was thinking along the same lines....good to make sure he's a well oiled machine! He has been having eye issues and has an opthamologist appt. tomorrow. I'll ask that dr. to refer me to a new, GOOD pediatrician. Our last one was a complete jerk! Time to switch.
When my 3 sons were little guys our insur. didn't pay for well-child physicals. My Dr. didn't know that, but he said that at age 6 they would only need to come in every other year unless there was a problem. We still only go in every other year unless there is a problem and fortunately we have had very healthy boys except for a broken bone or 2.
I would ask your pediatrician for his honest opinion. We love ours for sure!