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Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with a top-rated pediatrician in your area. Same or next day availability makes for easy accessibility to healthcare.

Do Pediatric Doctors Near Me offer virtual visits?

Yes. Most doctors taking care of children offer virtual visits to patients suffering with acute injury or illness. If the physician deems it necessary, you and your child may have to come into the practice for further evaluation and treatment, but most common illnesses can be treated virtually.

Can I confirm insurance coverage before scheduling my appointments?

Our featured top-rated physicians accept all the commonly used health insurance plans.

Are same day appointments available with Pediatric Doctors Near Me?

Our extensive network of specialists makes it easy for patients using our website to find and book a same or next day appointment. Find in-person or virtual care and schedule your visit immediately. All online for your convenience.

Can I make all of my appointments directly on this website?

Our streamline interface makes booking appointments with your provider easy and fast. Just enter your location to find practitioners in your area. Once you find the practitioner you are interested in, you can read their verified patient reviews and confirm they have availability that fits your schedule.

Are there Pediatric Doctors Near Me with after-hours or weekend availability?

Many physicians provide office hours that extend into the evening. This provides an accommodation for both kids who are in school and parents who work. There are also many offices that allow patients to either walk-in for acute illness or make an appointment on the weekend. Weekend availability usually include shortened office hours.

Is there a local pediatrician offering COVID diagnostic testing or vaccinations?

Most physicians have COVID testing and vaccination capabilities in office for children of the appropriate age who qualify. Testing includes rapid and PCR tests which usually produce results in as short as 20 minutes or if 72 hours. There are also many locations which now have the vaccination available for those of the appropriate age. If you are not getting your child vaccinated at this time, many physicians can provide you and your family resources about the safety and effectiveness of the immunization.

What are the warning signs of MIS-C in children?

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) has similar features seen in toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease both cause inflammation throughout the body. MIS-C is an inflammatory syndrome related to the infection with SARS-CoV-2 the virus that causes Covid-19. Symptoms first present as fever, red eye, diarrhea, vomiting, and rash; typically worsening over a few days. Widespread inflammation may affect the blood vessels, heart, and other organs. This could be life threatening and require immediate medical intervention.

Common symptoms include:

  • Feeling weak or dizzy
  • Acting sleepy or confused
  • Rash presenting as bumps, blotches, or red spots
  • Abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea

What we know about MIS-C so far is…

  • It is a rare complication of COVID but can be fatal or dangerous. The symptoms overlap with other illness can be hard to detect.
  • Usually affects school-aged children, 8- and 9-year-olds but it has also been seen in young adults and infants.
  • It appears approximately 4 weeks after an infection with SARS-CoV- 2
  • It is treatable with anti-inflammatory medications and most people fully recover with prompt attention.

Will allowing my child to use electronics cause behavioral issues?

The way kid develops and learns is by observing the outside world and the interactions between people. When a kid has too much screen time they are preoccupied and develop a sort of “tunnel vision.” This tunnel vision cuts them off from real life they should be involved in and absorbing. This is detrimental to normal development. Language develops mostly between the ages of 1 ½ to 3 years of age and studies have shown that language skills develop greatly when kids are interacting with adults that are playing and speaking with them, not from a computer or video screen.

What are the most common specialists referred by a pediatrician?

All board-certified physicians have the discretion to refer a patient to a specialist if they see fit. Many specialists provide quality treatment to the younger population who need specialist attention for their ailments. This could include an array of specialists such as:

  • Abuse Specialists
  • Neurologist
  • Behavioral
  • End of life care
  • Allergist
  • Cardiologist
  • Critical Care
  • Dentist
  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Geneticist
  • Gastroenterologist

This is a short list of specialists available for your family members. Make sure to discuss any specialty treatment needed with your primary provider.

What is the role of a hematologist/oncologist?

Hematology is the study of blood physiology and oncology is the study of cancer. Together hematology/oncology is the study of blood disorders and cancers. A child hematologist oncologist is a medical doctor who is well educated in the diagnosis and treatments of a variety of blood cancers in children. Their career is dedicated to innovation research as well as compassionate care for families and their young patients. The most common blood cancers are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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