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Pediatricians are child specialists trained to diagnose and treat diseases in newborns, infants and children. Wondering, “How to find the best pediatrician near me?” See our listings of the best child specialists and pediatric clinics near you.

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Why should I take my child to a good pediatrician near me and not a general doctor?

Pediatricians play a major role in the health and wellness of your children. Being a qualified professional child specialist, a pediatrician treats and cures a wide range of illnesses in children, thereby ensuring they have a healthy childhood. Both pediatricians and general doctors are qualified to treat children. But pediatricians are doctors who are specially qualified to manage the health of your child, and to diagnose and treat childhood diseases.

What are the advantages of taking my child to a pediatrician?

The advantages of taking your child to a pediatrician are: They have special professional training in treating children. They treat a lot of children during their practice, and hence, are experienced in recognising and treating childhood illnesses and diseases. They know the correct pediatric dose of medicine that needs to be administered to children. They offer more specialised care for children who were born prematurely or those with a health condition that needs close monitoring.

What is the difference between a pediatrician and a neonatologist?

A pediatrician is a child specialist doctor who deals with general child care and treatment of illnesses in children. A neonatologist specialises in neonatology which is a subspecialty of pediatrics, and deals with the medical care of ill or premature newborn infants. His responsibilities also include diagnosing newborns, treating newborns with special health conditions, caring for newborns and providing care during or after a high-risk birth.

What are some of the common childhood diseases that pediatricians treat?

The common childhood illnesses that a pediatrician treats are: common cold, fever/flu (a symptom of other illnesses), sore throat, worm infestation, cough, sinusitis, bronchitis, skin infection, urinary tract infection, diarrhoea, vomiting, ear pain, etc.

Do pediatricians also treat complicated illnesses?

Top pediatricians also treat complicated diseases in children that include pediatric congenital heart disease, juvenile diabetes, neurological disorders and hormonal imbalances.

Are there pediatric specialists for specific fields of medicine?

There are pediatricians specialising in various fields of medicine. They include pediatric cardiologist, pediatric oncologist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric orthopedic surgeon, pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric nephrologist, pediatric neurologist and pediatric psychiatrist.

Does a pediatrician perform surgery?

Yes. A pediatric surgeon specialises in performing surgeries in children. Some of the common conditions in children that need surgery include tonsillitis, appendicitis and circumcision.

What are the general responsibilities of a pediatric doctor?

A pediatrician's responsibilities include: (1) Doing a physical examination of your child (2) Diagnosing and treating your child's illnesses, infections, injuries and other health problems (3) Ensuring that your child meets milestones in growth, behaviour and skills (4) Updating you with information about your child's health, safety, nutrition and fitness needs (5) Answering your queries about your child's growth and development (6) Referring your child to specialists if she needs expert care (7) Vaccinating your child

What is the normal procedure a pediatrician follows when I take my child to him?

Here's what a pediatrician or a baby doctor will do normally when you take your child for consultation: (1)Note down your child's weight, height and circumference of head (2) Know about your child's eating habits and suggest tips on nutrition and physical activity (3) Verify about reaching milestones, such as self-feeding and toilet habits (4) Check about your child's social and emotional development (5) Examine your child physically, such as looking into his eyes and ears, and listening to his heartbeat.

How much does a kid's doctor charge?

Normally, pediatricians charge anywhere between Rs 300 to Rs 1,000 for a consultation, depending on their qualification, experience and other credentials.

How can I identify the best pediatrician near me?

Here's what you need to do to identify the best pediatrician nearby: (1) check the qualification and experience of the pediatrician (2) know how caring and concerned he is towards children (3) talk to your friends, relatives or neighbours who have visited him/her already, and get their feedback

What should be the qualification of a good pediatrician?

A certified pediatrician would have completed the basic MBBS degree and then specialised in pediatric medicine with MD pediatrics or DCH (PG Diploma in child health).

Can I take my child to a pediatric clinic for vaccination?

Of course, you can. A pediatrician is the best professional to vaccinate your child against diseases like Hepatitis-B, measles, mumps, rubella and influenza. He will provide you a vaccination chart that contains the immunization schedule for your child, and you will need to follow it.

Upto what age can I take my child to the pediatric doctor?

Normally, you can take your child to a pediatrician until he turns 18.

How often should I take my child to a child specialist?

For general check-ups on a regular basis, you should take your child to a pediatrician at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12 and 18 months, 2 years, and then once every year until 5 years of age. After 5 years, you should make a visit once every year or once in 2 years until your child is 18 years old. However, you need to take your child to the pediatrician whenever she falls ill.

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