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Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be heeded, but any concerns should be discussed. For example, pediatric cardiology uses specialized drugs like Lasix (furosemide) which should not be discontinued without speaking to them. Also some drugs can worsen heart rhythm disorders and should not be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Team work: Physician assistants are trained to work as a team member with a physician. They are qualified to take care of stable conditions and also able to recognize when the physician should be called back in to address a problem. This allows the physician to spend more time with someone that has a less stable condition. This will become more of a necessity in the years ahead as we have fewer physicians. ...Read more
Not necessarily : Most referrals to a pediatric cardilogist are for a murmur, and many of those are benign. Also depends on how old your cousin is, and how his or her general health is. If ur cousin is healthy then don't worry, but they still have to be seen by the peds cardiologist as recommended by the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ra patients should have coordinated care with pcp and a rheumatology doctor. Ask your doc for referral!.. Can u please explain? Whats pcp?
See details: Pcp is your primary care physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can we find another doctor who knows something about kids? Preferably a specialist in pediatric neurology?
Depends: It depends on who is available in your area check with your pediatrician first. Some general pediatricians, including myself can evaluate and diagnose adhd using various tools. Others refer the child to a psychologist for a battery of test, then may give medicine if needs too. Others refer to a psychiatrist or even a neurologist. A developmental pediatrician, if available, could also see him. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
They are not adults: Pediatric surgeons are surgeons w additional fellowship training in the surgical treatment of infants, children and young teens. Although some general surgeons treat children, for more specialized needs a pediatric surgeon is best. Remember children are not small adults, body size, chemistry and biology makes specialized care important. Pediatric surgeons usually affiliate w children's hospitals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Job description: Evaluated and treat patients (fetus through adult) with any form of cardiovascular disease. This may mean giving meds to mom carrying a fetus with an irregular heartbeat . Closing a hole in the heart of a 3 year old with a catheter system through the leg vein. Or reducing blood pressure in an obese teen. Training: med school, peds residency, peds cardiology fellowship . Sorry 400 characters! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between a pediatric oncologist nurse and a pediatric oncologist practitioner?
Years of training: Nurses: RN, BSN, MSN can care for patients under the supervision of a "practitioner" which could be a physician or a nurse practitioner A nurse practitioner has extra years of school and clinical training to become an independent practitioner. PA, a physician's assistant can be an independent practitioner. NPs can run a clinic and see patients. They often work on a team with a doctor. ...Read more