Central Valley Medical board-certified Pediatrician and medical staff offer care for all of your child's needs from infancy to young adulthood.

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. A pediatrician is a child's physician who provides not only medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. A pediatrician manages physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the children under their care at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.

Central Valley Medical Center's Pediatric Department is committed to providing compassionate, skilled care that is focused on getting and keeping your child well. Our board-certified pediatrician and medical staff offer personalized care throughout your child's growing years. Our full-time pediatrician Dr. Gordon Duval applies the art and science of healing to help infants, children, and adolescents during times of injury and illness. Partnering with parents, he strives to achieve the optimal happiness and well-being of all children. He will work with you to address your concerns as a parent to provide exceptional pediatric health and wellness care. Our goal is to deliver the care and treatment your child needs to get back to good health and stay healthy. When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Central Valley Medical Center Pediatrics offers the kind of care every parent hopes for.

Scheduling routine checkups is an important part of keeping children healthy. By maintaining a regular checkup schedule, we can help prevent illness, detect hidden problems and monitor your child's growth and development throughout childhood and the teen years.



Visit Schedule

The following visit schedule is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is crucial for the health and well-being of your child. However, some insurance plans may not cover all of the recommended visits. Please check with your insurance carrier for your specific plan benefits. 

  • 3-5 days Examination, Jaundice evaluation, and discussion of feeding issues
  • 2 weeks Examination and instructions at the office, PKU test
  • 2 months Screening exam, immunizations (DTaP1, HIB2, IPV3, HepB4, PVC5)
  • 4 months Screening exam, immunizations (DTaP, HIB, IPV, PVC)
  • 6 months Screening exam, immunizations (DTaP, HIB, IPV, HepB, PVC, Influenza6 if winter months) ASQ7
  • 9-10 mos. Screening exam and instructions
  • 12-15 mos. Screening exam, immunizations (DTaP, MMR8, and Varicella9 or MMRV10, PVC, IPV) ASQ
  • 18 months Screening exam and instructions ASQ
  • 24 months Screening exam (HepA11) ASQ
  • 3 years Screening exam and instructions ASQ
  • 4 years Screening exam and instructions ASQ
  • 5 years Screening exam, immunizations (DTaP, IPV, MMR, and Varicella or MMRV) ASQ
  • Annually Screening exam. Adolescents are required to get a Td or Tdap and meningococcal by age 13

Medical Terminology

Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)

  • Haemophilus influenza type b conjugate vaccine (HIB).
  • Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine (HepB)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
  • Influenza Vaccine
  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). A simple low-cost way to screen infants and young children for developmental delays during the crucial first 5 years of life.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Varicella Vaccine or Chicken Pox Vaccine.
  • Measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine (MMRV). This vaccine is licensed by Merck as ProQuad®
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine (HepA)

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call your pediatrician’s office at 435-623-3246