Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, General Pediatrics, Family Medicine
10-29 47th Road, New York, NY 11101
"Very impressed with Leaf Medical and Dr. Gonzalez. I filled in my forms before coming in and I was seen in less than 5 minutes. Dr. Gonzalez listened to my concerns and I didn't feel rushed. We've been lacking great Primary Care in Long Island City and I'm glad that I found my new doctor!"
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.