What Is A Pediatrician?

What Is A Pediatrician? What Should You Be Looking For In Your Child’s Doctor?

What is a pediatrician? Discover what they do and what traits & qualifications you should be looking for when you select your child’s doctor

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What are pediatricians?

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that specializes in anything and everything to do with children.

Pediatricians are medical doctors who will deal with the physical, behavioral, and mental health of your children from birth until age 18. A pediatrician is qualified to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses from minor health problems to serious diseases.

  • Pediatricians will have graduated after 5 years of medical school and then completed a postgraduate residency program in pediatrics.
  • To remain certified, pediatricians have to meet regular continuing education requirements.
  • Pediatricians only see children, so they often have a broader experience recognizing and treating childhood illnesses.
  • If your child was born early or has a health condition that needs close monitoring, a pediatrician will offer more specialized care.
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What do pediatricians do?

Pediatricians should supervise and examine your children several times from birth to age 2. As your child grows older the frequency of visits reduces to annually from age 2 to age 5 for routine visits and immunizations.

Your pediatrician is an important person who will monitor your child’s development, behavior, language, diet and immunizations apart from physical health.

After age 5, your pediatrician will likely continue to see your child every year for annual checkups and do the following:

  • Physical exams.
  • Give your child recommended immunizations.
  • Make sure your child is meeting developmental milestones in growth, behavior, and skills.
  • Diagnose and treat your child’s illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems.
  • Provides information about your child’s health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs.
  • Monitor your child’s growth and development.

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What kind of a pediatrician should you select?

Most physicians have some common traits:

  • Perseverance
  • Dedication
  • Patience

However, as with any specialty, pediatricians often have a few unique personality traits that draw them to the field of pediatrics. They include:

  • An agreeable personality
  • Sensitive, responsive and receptive
  • “Easy-going for medical people”
  • Ability to accept delayed gratification
  • Take pleasure in high level of interface with people
  • Tolerant of the faults of others
  • Comfortably around children (in general, but even when they are sick in particular)
  • Be outgoing
  • Accepting of schedule disruptions
  • Enjoy teaching people and teamwork
  • A person who is kind sensitive and has a way with children!!

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What Is A Pediatrician? was last modified: March 30th, 2017 by Dr. Rajeshree Singhania