Pediatric Care in Gooding, Hagerman, & Wendell, ID
From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.
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The Importance of Pediatric CareYour child’s health is important, and choosing a pediatrician provides the foundation for taking care of your child’s health.
Children experience illness differently than adults. A child’s immune system is not as fully developed as that of an adult. When a child develops an illness, the symptoms can be severe. Our pediatric team at Associates in Family Practice, P.A. are experts at treating children and can help prevent and treat childhood illnesses.
What To Expect During a Pediatric Visit
During a pediatric visit, your pediatrician will perform a comprehensive physical examination and order any lab work or imaging studies necessary. Your pediatrician will also treat any illnesses or medical conditions at the visit.
Another important part of your child’s pediatric visit is making sure your child is current on immunizations. Your pediatrician can administer any needed vaccines to protect your child’s health.
Treating Pediatric Medical Conditions and Illnesses
Your family medicine physician can diagnose and treat:
- Viruses, including a cold or flu
- Bacterial infections, including strep throat and ear infections
- Cuts, bruises, abrasions, and other skin injuries
Additional Pediatric Care Services Provided
Your family medicine physician provides many important services, including:
- Behavioral and developmental screenings for ADHD, learning disabilities, and other developmental issues
- Long-term treatment of chronic conditions including asthma and allergies
- Performing school and sports physicals, which are required for your child to attend school and play a sport
- Emergency treatment for injuries and acute illnesses
How To Choose the Right Pediatric Team for Your Child
There are several factors to consider when choosing a pediatric team, including:
- Easy to talk with–you will have many questions as a parent, and you need a pediatrician who takes time to answer them.
- Caring and compassionate–you want a physician you can trust and who cares about your child’s health.
- Close to home–you need a pediatric care team who is close to your home, so you can access medical care easily and conveniently.