Episode 27 | December 17, 2009
Pediatricians and family physicians use a growth chart to keep track of children’s physical growth. What exactly are they and why do doctors use them? Why is head circumference measured? What are percentiles, how are they determined, and how do all the numbers relate? What’s the ideal percentile for your child? What could signal a problem? Dr. Michael Nelson, pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente answers our questions and shares his growth chart pearls of wisdom.