"Do NOT choose this doctor. The first time I met this doctor he was not very welcoming at all. I was in the patient room and he walks in and doesn't even say hi and introduce himself. He was staring at him for 2 whole minute waiting for him to say hi or even acknowledge I was sitting there 3 feet next to him. The first thing he says is what is your date of birth. This may seem minor to some but it show his bedside manner. He doesn't care about his patients. I'm paying him monthly for this kind of service. Not anymore.I was given this doctor by my insurance because of my zip code.
His staff is rude too. The office manager is his wife. They run the show as they see fit. They are very over booked all the time. Every time I have gone there I have had to wait at least 30 minutes!! I made an appointment because I plan ahead of time. Why should I have to wait 30-45 minutes to be seen. This happened all 3 times I went there. Why did I keep going back...? Well I had to get a referral, etc.
Very unwelcoming doctor, very long wait, rude office staff, old school mentality, (my way or the highway) old office and not organized. "
General Pediatrics is defined simply as the medical care of children and adolescents. It is one of the broadest specialties, delivering care to patients from birth through young adulthood, and encompassing everything from preventive health to the management of acute and chronic illness. Pediatricians care for the physical, emotional, behavioral, developmental, and social problems that affect children and teens.
A general pediatrician has a wide variety of responsibilities, including:
The management and treatment of illnesses and injuries
Discouraging the spread of serious illness in children, through education and vaccination
Monitoring patients' physical and developmental growth
Performing routine health screenings
Promoting a healthy lifestyle
Guiding parents in all areas of parenting, from offering reassurance to giving advice on everything related to their child, such as feeding, safety, and education
Perhaps more than any other patient group, children are products of the environment in which they live. Because of this, pediatricians don't just treat kids -- they treat communities and families as well. They often become advocates for children and for children's rights. General pediatricians are physicians dedicated to the health and well-being of young people.