"This doctor, whom I had never seen, came in the room like a nutcase, raising her voice, and telling me she did NOT like the prescriptions I was taking, that were prescribed from another doctor, who was farther away. She knew nothing of my problems (autoimmune) or issues, and yet she had the nerve to speak to me like I was some drug addict or nobody! It also turns out that her nurse had written down the wrong doses of meds I was on. I would NEVER recommend her. She seems like she lives in another century! Also, the last time I saw her is approximate."
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.