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Children’s doctors provide a diverse array of services to help kids enjoy optimal health and wellness. There are several things you can ask the pediatrician about to help your kids maintain good health. At 7 Days Pediatric in Edison and South Plainfield, NJ, and serving Woodbridge, Fords, and Perth Amboy, NJ, our board-certified children’s doctors are available to answer your questions and ensure your kids remain healthy.
One extremely important question to ask your child’s pediatrician is what type of services are offered. The experienced and caring children’s doctors at our Edison, South Plainfield, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge, NJ, pediatric offices provide a broad range of healthcare services, including well-child checkups, school and sports physicals, immunizations, treatment of acute illness and injuries, and management and monitoring of chronic conditions. Our goal is to help children enjoy better overall health and wellness.
Examples of some of the illnesses, conditions, and injuries we treat include:
- Flu and colds
- Strep throat
- Ear infections
- Whooping cough
- Abdominal discomfort
- Urinary tract infections
- Sports injuries
An additional question to ask your children’s doctor is how often well-child checkups are needed. Well-child visits play an important role in helping kids maintain good health. They allow the pediatrician to monitor your children’s growth and development to ensure everything is on track. The frequency with which well-child checkups are needed depends on age. Babies and toddlers should visit the doctor every few weeks or months, while older children only need a checkup once a year.
Vaccinations & Immunizations
It is also important to ask the doctor about what vaccinations and immunizations your child needs, as well as when each is due. Vaccinations protect kids against certain illnesses and diseases, such as chickenpox or the flu, by helping them develop immunity. When children are immunized, their bodies are better able to fight off illness so they don’t get severely sick.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided an immunization schedule that outlines when the different vaccinations should be administered to kids. There are three schedules, including one for birth to age 6 and another for ages 7-18 years. A third immunization schedule has also been developed to help kids catch up if they’ve started vaccinations late or have fallen behind.
There are many important questions to ask your child’s pediatrician, such as ensuring they offer the specific healthcare services your child needs. The schedule an appointment with a children’s doctor in Edison and South Plainfield, NJ, and serving Woodbridge, Fords, and Perth Amboy, NJ, call 7 Days Pediatrics at (732) 548-3210.
Choosing a pediatrician is vital to the health of your child. It's important to have a pediatrician you trust to provide your child with proper care and provide support to parents. The doctors at 7 Days Pediatrics are here for you in Edison, NJ, and South Plainfield, NJ, when you need a pediatrician.
How to choose a pediatrician
If you're looking for a new pediatrician in your area, ask neighbors and friends about their experiences. If you're looking for a pediatrician for a new baby, your OBGYN may have recommendations. Consider the location of the practice to your home or daycare. 7 Days Pediatrics is conveniently located in Edison, NJ.
When looking at potential pediatricians, here's a few things to keep in mind:
- Credentials and experience - what is the doctor's background and training?
- References - was the doctor recommended by friends or family?
- Insurance - does the practice accept your insurance?
Once you've done some research, a first appointment is the best way to see if the pediatrician is a good fit. For a new baby, some pediatricians will visit the newborn in the hospital if they are affiliated with the same hospital.
Your first visit with a pediatrician
An initial office visit helps determine if the pediatrician will be a good fit for you and your child. During a first appointment, take time to ask the doctor questions. Take note of the office hours and how the practice handles emergency visits. Ask what hospital your child would be hospitalized at in an emergency. For some parents, the doctor must have parenting experience or similar parenting philosophies. The best pediatrician for you will consider how you care for your child with their care plan.
It's best for your child's health that they have a positive relationship with their doctor and visit regularly. At a first appointment, make sure your child is comfortable with the doctor, or see how the doctor interacts with your newborn.
Don't wait to choose a pediatrician and have a first visit! Come see the doctors at 7 Days Pediatrics in Edison, NJ, or South Plainfield, NJ. Give us a call at (732) 548-3210.