"As of late, we have waited for over an hour for a five minute exam with Dr. Yeshlur. The nurses are really great and nice and I would love to keep working with them. The receptionists that have worked in Dr. Yeshlur's offices since we have started seeing him have always been way too quiet (on the phone and in person) and not always cordial. I usually have to ask them to repeat themselves often. Dr. Yeshlur also doesn't always acknowledge and provide a comforting answer to concerns. Sometimes he will, if he is on time with his schedule, but more often than not, he just tells us facts rather than reassure us. "
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.