"I took my newborn son to Dr NG because my son was showing signs of really bad colic. Since, i have never dealt with a baby with colic and had tried every remedy I could find with no relief for my poor baby, I took him to Dr.NG. I explained his symptoms and everything I had tried to help his discomfort and Dr Ng's reply was, " make sure he is feed, pants changed,and swaddle him and lay him in his crib and let him cry it out." I thought he was joking and said, 'No, really what do I do?" and he said "just that, most stuff on the market are gimmicks and dont work." I left and never went back. I am a mother of 4 and there is no way in heck Im going to let my little guy scream in horrible Pain. Well, the next day I tried Dr.Brown bottles and within 24 hours his screaming had stopped. even though i gave him gas drops with the other bottles, these were worth their weight in gold. In 48 hours my son never screamed again. "
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.