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Which countries need pediatricians?

Which countries need pediatricians?

All of them!: Any country with children needs pediatricians, and although some have relatively more, none have enough. The same can be said for the rest of the specialities too. ...Read more

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Is being a pediatrician hard?

Is being a pediatrician hard?

Best job in world!: In my very biased opinion (I'm a pediatrician), I have the privilege of caring for sick and well children which is very rewarding! It is a long road to become a pediatrician, but WELL worth it. To quote one of my favorite movies: "It's supposed to be hard, the hard is what makes it great!" ...Read more

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How should I choose a pediatrician?

How should  I choose a pediatrician?

See below: I would talk with friends, family members, and neighbors about their children's physicians. They can be a valuable resource. Also, some doctors will allow you to visit the office prior to choosing them. You can check on the aap web site for recommendations in your area, as well. In addition, don'y be locked into your choice. If you become uncomfortable as time goes on, you may need a change. ...Read more

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Can a pediatrician treat adults as well?

Can a pediatrician treat adults as well?

Treating adults: Sometimes, I personally continue to treat my patients if they are with me since birth as long as they are comfortable with me, some actually try to go to an adult internist & come back. It is up to the patient & the pediatrician. I that would help. ...Read more

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Im 16. Am i too old to see a pediatrician?

Im 16. Am i too old to see a pediatrician?

Not too old!: It depends on how comfortable you are with your pediatrician. I will see my kids until they are around 22 if they want. If you have health concerns that are more adult in nature, you may be more comfortable with an adult doctor. But pediatrics is meant to encompass childhood and adolescence so, in my opinion, you are not too old! ...Read more

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When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

When should kid stop going to pediatrician?

Depends: On pediatricians. Some go from birth to 18 or 21. Some won't see kids that become pregnant as they will need an obstetrician. Always best to ask your pediatrician their policy, so you won't be surprised. ...Read more

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How could I go about becoming a pediatrician?

How could I go about becoming a pediatrician?

College/Med school: To become a pediatrician you need a bachelors degree and certain prerequisite courses in math and science. Then you can applying to medical school, where you spend four years. Then you must do at least a three year pediatric residency training program. Then you can apply to become board certified. ...Read more

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When should I pick a pediatrician for my baby?

When should I pick a pediatrician for my baby?

During pregnancy: By the 2nd trimester you should consider visiting offices and talking with friends about who is available and how they practice. Your health plan may have a list of preferred providers from which you can choose. Meet the docs and staff ahead of time if possible and decide if they will be a good fit. ...Read more

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I am 17. Is that too old to see a pediatrician?

I am 17. Is that too old to see a pediatrician?

Not too old: Definitely not too old. I am a pediatrician in New York, and here we see patients up until their 21st birthday, unless they want to switch to an adult doctor before then. The earliest we usually recommend switching to an adult doctor is 18. ...Read more

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Until what age does a person see a pediatrician?

Until what age does a person see a pediatrician?

18- 22 years: Many pediatricians have been trained in adolescent medicine during residency. As the early 20's are an extension of adolescence transitioning to adulthood, they may continue to see their pediatrician with whom they have developed a relationship to aid in that transition. Can be helpful during the college yrs. Your teen should ask your pedi before making a decision so that it's a mutual decision. ...Read more

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Is it uncommon for pediatricians to prescribe hgh?

Is it uncommon for pediatricians to prescribe hgh?

I never did or would: This med is easier to get now after they figured how to make it. Which leads to a potential for abuse. Even lab made med will run you 15k/yr in cost and may never be covered by insurers. Pediatric endocrinologists are trained to identify those cases where use is warranted. If so it might get covered. ...Read more

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Would you trust a pediatrician who has no children?

Would you trust a pediatrician who has no children?

Yes: There are many reasons why a given person may not have children. It takes many years of medical and specialty training to become a pediatrician. A person who has board-certification in pediatrics has both taken recognized training and passed exams demonstrating attainment of relevant knowledge, and shown dedication to their field of choice. Years of experience in practice are also relevant. ...Read more

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What should I do while interviewing a pediatrician?

What should I do while interviewing a pediatrician?

Look for a feeling: My website, mackoulpediatricsfortmyers.Com has a list of questions and things to look for when interviewing a new pediatrician or practice. Go with your gut, if you are uncomfortable, chances are that your child will be as well. Is the office clean? Is there a separate sick and well entrance? Do the hours work with your schedule? Can i call after hours? ...Read more

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What can I expect at my baby's pediatrician appointments?

What can I expect at my baby's pediatrician appointments?

Age-related: You should expect being asked about your child's history and feeding, your concerns and plans; a physical exam including measurements (child should be undressed for that); your answers (even some you didn't ask) should be answered; and certain other actions (tests, immunizations, etc) will be discussed, and possibly done, as appropriate. ...Read more

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What must I ask my child's pediatrician about medical tests?

What must I ask my child's pediatrician about medical tests?

See below: What the tests are, why they are needed, how will the results influence your child's care, and any other options. ...Read more

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Can you recommend the best pediatrician in fort worth, texas?

Can you recommend the best pediatrician in fort worth, texas?

No: Health tap is not the place to find this information. Talk to your close friends and family and interview pediatricians before having your child or transferring older children to that practice. Most offices have time set aside for such interviews. This is a time to ask questions and figure out whether your philosophy and theirs matches up. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

How do pediatricians treat their own kids with canavan disease?

Canavan disease: Regarding canavan disease: it is a genetic disease which is quite rare but seen mostly in ashkenazi jews. There is an over productin of n-acetylaspartic acid in the brain. A metabolic specialist ought to be consulted. However a full organic acid test should be run to help delineate possible adjunct treatments. I am betting most pediatricians would not feel comfortable treating it. ...Read more

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Which type of questions can we ask a pediatrician in an interview?

Which type of questions can we ask a pediatrician in an interview?

Anything!!!: You should be able to ask anything to a pediatrician. Some great questions that I am asked frequently: Who will answer a call afterhours? What are hours of office? Can you reach the doctor 24/7? What happens if your child is admitted to the hospital? **Most important is do you feel comfortable with the pediatrician! You will see them VERY often in baby's first years!** ...Read more

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