Pediatricians understand the early childhood and adolescent development process. During annual checkups, they can assess your child’s physical, mental, and emotional growth and provide you with an update as to how they’re doing. Your child’s pediatrician isn’t just their care provider, he or she is also a resource for you.
Pediatric primary care includes general health, long-term quality of life, and children’s overall health. Pediatricians may also work to diagnose, treat, or manage a variety of conditions in pediatric patients, including, but not limited to:
- genetic and congenital conditions
- organ diseases and dysfunctions
- behavioral problems
- developmental delays or disorders
- mental and anxiety-related disorders
Your pediatrician will work closely with you to help you monitor your child’s growth and understand any diagnosis or treatment options.