We went once around 6 mo. to "say hello" to my ped friend, just in case we needed care at any point in the future. He was fine with me blowing him off for the rest of the visits, thank goodness. Oh, and we had to go say hello again the following year for the daycare form. She still remembers how he blew bubbles for her. That was about it! It's like, I paid $110 to get a form filled out. Sheesh!
That's how I felt when I took my oldest for a visit for entering school! He knew we didn't want anything other than the forms filled out and so he did that. Unfortunately, the price tag is the same whether they go through the motions of stethoscope, weighing, etc. anyway : /