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Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that concerns children and their health.

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Are clipboards at pediatrics offices germy?

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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.
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what does board-certified in pediatrics mean?

Exam done

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Means that the person has completed the pediatric board specified exams after the completion of the residency training.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

Does fda approved aromatase inhibitors in pediatrics?

Probably never will

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Many of the drugs we use in pediatric oncology are never approved by the FDA for treatment of a particular pediatric cancer. Once it gains FDA approval for an adult disease indication, we then can study it in clinical trials, and if warranted, use it.
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Dr. Olga Nilova answered:

Please explain why is atropine contraindicated in pediatrics?

It's not

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It's not contraindicated. We use it for emergency cases quite often
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Can a pediatrics help in gaining weight for age of 21+ patients?

No

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Pediatricians care for children. See an adult doctor if you are concerned about your weight.
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Dr. Julia Stanford answered:

What are the requirements to become board-certified in pediatrics?

Many hurdles

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You must complete medical school and an accredited residency program in pediatrics. During this time multiple board exams are also taken and must be passed.
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Is Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics a form of mental health service?

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If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial aspects of children’s developmental and behavioral problems.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered:

What are some major questions that relate physical therapy to pediatrics?

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therapists help infants, children & teens with gross motor (lower trunk & lower extremity) delay or dysfunction. In Cerebral Palsy, a group of conditions due to central nervous system damage that impair movement, PT can increase functional mobility or reduce joint contractures. PT is also used to regain function after any kind of injury to the bones, joints, muscles & ligaments of the legs & feet.
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Dr. Mehul SHETH answered:

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

Good question

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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.
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Are there any official online tests for adhd from gov or pediatrics websites?

No.... But

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There are no official online tests from the government or AAP recognized websites for the diagnosis of ADHD. It's diagnosed predominately from careful history taking and in-office observation. However, there are questionnaires available online that can assist your doctor in making the diagnosis. One of the more widely used is the NICHQ Vanderbilt which has parent and teacher versions.
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