What Kind of Patients the Pediatrician Can Treat?

What Kind of Patients the Pediatrician Can Treat?

Are you unsure what your pediatrician can offer in terms of medical care? Pediatricians focus on all aspects of a minor’s well being physically and emotionally, and provide referrals and other options necessary to help them. We serve patients from Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.

What Kind of Patients the Pediatrician Can Treat Near Me in Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.
What Kind of Patients the Pediatrician Can Treat Near Me in Greater Orlando, Jacksonville, West Melbourne, and Port St Lucie Florida areas.

What kind of patients does a pediatrician treat?

Before your baby arrives, the first thing many parents think about is the nursery, baby showers, and who will be the healthcare physician to overlook their child’s health from birth to 21 years of age. A pediatrician provides medical care and manages their physical, behavioral, and mental care from the age of birth until 21 (sometimes 18 for certain pediatricians). A trained pediatrician is able to diagnose and treat a broad range of minor illnesses and injuries to health problems and diseases that may happen during their childhood years.

What conditions do pediatricians treat?

Pediatricians provide not only well-child visits, but they also provide a full range of injuries, illnesses, and diseases that may affect children. The most common conditions that pediatricians treat are:

  • Asthma & Allergies
    Children can become allergic at any point in their life, but children from families with a history of allergies are more likely to become allergic to things, as they inherit the tendency to become allergic from their parents. Allergies can show themselves in different ways:
  • Skin rashes
  • Asthma
  • Food Allergies
  • Cerebral Palsy
    Cerebral Palsy is a chronic disorder that impairs a child’s ability to control their body movement and posture. The disorders result from damage to the motor areas of the developing brain during pregnancy or even after birth. 
  • Childhood Diabetes + Treatment
    If a child does develop diabetes, they most likely develop type 1 diabetes, which is a form of the disease in which the immune system has destroyed the cells that produce insulin and the body no longer is able to produce it. Due to this, insulin injections are needed to survive. While type 2 is generally brought on by significant weight gain due to physical inactivity and increased calorie consumption, which can be treated with insulin or pills.
  • Childhood Obesity + Treatment
    Childhood obesity is having excess body fat above the average of what is healthy for the child’s height, sex, and age. Not all children are obese, some are overweight which is excess body weight for their height. 
  • Seizure Disorders
    A seizure can occur when your child has certain types of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. During a seizure, the child may:
  • Experience abnormalities of emotions or sensations
  • Have convulsions
  • Lose consciousness
  • Stare into space
  • Sickle Cell Disease + Treatment
    Sickle disease is inherited and affects hemoglobin within the red blood cells. The presence of sickle hemoglobin leads to the formation of sickle-shaped cells which are rigid and sticky and usually clog or close up the small blood vessels. Depending on which organ your child may have issues with clogging which can lead to episodes of pain, death of the tissue, and other serious complications. 

What is a pediatrician good for?

Pediatricians are experienced and trained to help children stay healthy, provide advice on multiple issues including prevention, nutrition, physical activity, and behavior. Check for any issues and offer treatments when necessary to help the child get better if they have become ill or injured. They advocate for children more so than any other doctor. 

Until what age could you refer a patient for pediatrics?

It seems like it was just yesterday you were bringing your newborn to your pediatrics office for their first visit. Now they are considered a young adult, and it may be time they move on to another caring doctor. This change can become overwhelming, but if you are both prepared, and plan ahead, it can be a smooth transition. 

Legally, children become young adults at the age of 18. However, some pediatricians will keep a child on as a patient until they graduate college or turn 21. Whichever comes first. This may vary from doctor to doctor, so check in with your child’s pediatrician. 

You could ask your pediatrician for a referral to another doctor, or you could start the search yourself. Young adults can visit a primary care physician including an internal medicine doctor, general practitioner, or a family medicine doctor. All of which offer incredible service to your young adult.

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