Raritan Family Healthcare
Primary Care Practice & Family Medicine located in Raritan, NJ & Bedminister, NJ
Pediatric care focuses on the needs of infants and children to keep them healthy as they progress into adolescence and then adulthood. Raritan Family Healthcare, located in Raritan and Bedminster, New Jersey, offers exceptional pediatric care from expert primary care doctors who work well with kids. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the closest office or book your visit online today.
Pediatrics Q & A
What is pediatrics?
Pediatric care is medical care and maintenance for infants, young children, and adolescents. Your children need specialized medical care from a provider who is highly familiar with child health.
After all, children have different medical needs than adults because they’re going through drastic stages of growth and development.
The team at Raritan Family Healthcare welcomes your family for kid-friendly health care as well as health education for you as the parent. You have the opportunity at every visit to inquire about your child’s nutritional needs, sleep habits, developmental milestones, and any other health-related questions that come up.
Which pediatric services can my children get?
Raritan Family Healthcare offers comprehensive primary care services for your children. Available pediatric care options include:
Immunizations are preventive shots or vaccines that teach your child’s immune system to protect them from various infections, like measles or chickenpox.
Physical exams are a way of assessing many parts of your child’s health at the same time while tracking their development and growth.
Sick visits are appointments you make with the pediatrician when your child has new symptoms, or symptoms that seem to be worsening by the day.
When should I book a pediatric visit for my child?
You can book preventive visits for your child around once a year starting after their third birthday. Before that, visits are a little more frequent as the team wants to check in on your child and make sure their growth and development are on track. Your child’s providers tell you the schedule of visits for infants and toddlers.
Other than preventive care, you’ll want to bring your child in for pediatric visits when they’re not feeling well or if you observe any changes in their health or behavior. Many acute illnesses are common in children, especially those that are contagious.
Additionally, the team at Raritan Family Healthcare provides in-depth testing for some chronic conditions in children.
Common symptoms that might bring your family in for a pediatric visit include:
- Sore throat
- Tummy aches
You can also let your child’s pediatrician know about sleep problems, difficulties in school, poor social development, and other health and wellness concerns.
To find out more about the array of pediatric services available at Raritan Family Healthcare, schedule an appointment for your child over the phone or online today.
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