"Everything about this doctor and his practice is sub-par. The office is not open during listed office hours. I had to sit in the parking lot for 45 minutes until someone came to open the office so I could get papers for my son's blood work. Dr. Sharma spends less than 1 minute with my son at each visit, he doesn't answer any questions, provides no indicators as to my son's health or progress, absolutely nothing. The office is old-fashioned (everything is by hand, no vaccination printouts or information sheets, no call-in referrals, no digital records). "
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.