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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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Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

Yes: Almost everything in the pediatric office carries germs, including books, toys and even the doctor's stethoscope. Most offices try to clean these items but it would be very difficult to clean everything between each patient. Hand washing is a good idea when you leave using soap and water or hand sanitizer which should be available in each room. ...Read more

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How do pediatricians freeze off warts?

How do pediatricians freeze off warts?

Depends on situation: In my office I use an applicator shaped like a oversized pen.It contains a cartridge of NO2 that comes out of the nozzle at -170 degrees F. The wart is frozen several times and pared down with special tools. Some patients elect to have a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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What types of patients do pediatricians see?

What types of patients do pediatricians see?

Birth till late teen: Pediatricians are trained in the non-surgical treatment of children across many areas of of treatment from the premature infant until late teens. Some focus their work in particular areas. ...Read more

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How would I get the most from a pediatricians visit?

How would  I get the most from a pediatricians visit?

Write it down: Memories are what they are & the questions you thought up before you arrive may fade as the kid starts to fuss or the conversations move to other issues.Keep a ? Card on your refrigerator or some other site you frequent & write down ideas/? As you get them.Take that to each visit & be sure to address the issues unless they resolve beforehand. Read & incorporate what you read into ?S. ...Read more

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Why do pediatricians help children instead of regular doctors?

Why do pediatricians help children instead of regular doctors?

Children: are not just small versions of adults, they have entirely different sets of medical issues and problems. Pediatricians are specifically trained to deal with these. Other types of physicians, for example Family Practitioners, may also have some training in Pediatrics. ...Read more

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Do pediatricians ever support my the decision not to vaccinate?

Do pediatricians ever support my the decision not to vaccinate?

They Shouldn't: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. A caring, educated doctor immunizes.Why would not believe the facts in this situation and not immunize?Why risk the child's health based upon very poor info? ...Read more

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What happens if you file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

What happens if you  file a complaint with the american board of pediatrics?

Good question: I don't see a way to file a complaint with abp. However, if you really feel that your pediatrician has done something wrong, please start a conversation with him/her. Pediatricians are extremely interested in helping your child and can even suggest second opinions. The abp maintains specialty certification, the worst they could do was revoke certificaiton, but not a medical license to practice. ...Read more

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Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Why does the american academy of pediatrics say not to exceed a maximum of 32oz of formula in 24hrs?

Obesity: Excessive formula delivers excessive calories thus leading to obesity. There are studies that show excessive weight in infancy can lead to obesity in childhood - which can lead to various other medical problems. Sometimes a baby cries - it is not always related to hunger. ...Read more

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