When does your child need to see a pediatrician?
One of the first doctors to see after your child is born for his or her care is a pediatrician. But young parents somehow find it confusing that when should they see a pediatrician for their child and for how long. Pediatricians generally focus on the physical, mental and emotional well-being of infants, children, teens, and also young adults until the age of 18 to 21, whereas a family practitioner typically treats adults above the age of 18. They help in offering you advice, prevent illness, and help you foster a healthy lifestyle for your child. Acute (critical) or chronic (long-term) conditions, such as asthma or diabetes are also treated by them. Your pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric specialist for further evaluation if your child is showing symptoms of a specific condition. Pediatricians have got unique expertise and specialized training in their area of practice, such as orthopedics (birth defects, developmental di