Why is Pediatric Care Important?
Your perspective changes when you have a child: life is no longer just about YOU – it becomes focused on how to care for and protect your child. From where you live to schooling to entertainment, decisions center around the smallest and most vulnerable member(s) of your family.
It only makes sense that your child’s health is at the very top of your priority list. Whether you have a newborn or a teenager, pediatric care is essential to keep your child healthy. Pediatric doctors understand the different physiological differences between adults and children and they are well trained to provide care such as:
- Age-appropriate immunizations
- Treatment for illnesses
- Treatment of minor injuries
- Monitoring of growth, vision, hearing, etc.
- Identification of medical concerns such as scoliosis, diabetes, etc.
- Counseling for mental health issues such as depression, ADHD, etc.
Your child’s happiness and physical/mental well-being are a pediatric doctor’s main goal. Sometimes a pediatric doctor may notice a change in your child that is not obvious to you, prompting an early diagnosis of a condition. If your child is regularly seen by the same doctor, any subtle changes may be more apparent to the doctor.
If you have more than one child, it’s also important to remember that every one of your children is unique! Each child requires their own pediatric care tailored to their specific personalities, ages and health. A pediatric doctor can change gears quickly to adapt as needed for all of your children – even if their appointments are scheduled back-to-back. For example, the doctor will communicate differently and ask different questions to a toddler than a teenager! While this seems obvious, a pediatric doctor will have the experience to excel in this area.
The team at Westgate Family Physicians are pediatric doctors in Spartanburg, SC, who care for children of all ages. Many of our team members have very large families, so we fully understand how children become the center of your life. Yes, we understand that children can make life challenging and rewarding at the same time! Our team is here to guide their physical and mental health along the best possible path. If you would like to schedule an appointment for your child, please call (864) 574-0070 or click here.