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When it comes to the health and wellness of your child, there is no more important doctor than a pediatrician. Book same day in-person or telemed appointment directly online.

Will i be able to book a same day appointment with a child specialist?

Yes. Primary and specialty treatment is available on a same day basis with any of our featured physicians. Either in-person or virtual visits are available for immediate booking.

Can i make all of my pediatric 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.

Can i find a pediatrician near me with after-hours and 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.

Will a doctor of pediatrics offer virtual visits?

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

Will i be able to make sure that my kids practitioner is in-network with our health insurance?

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

What is a wellness exam and how often should my i bring my infant receive one?

A wellness exam is routine visit used to track physical and behavioral development of all children from the time they are born until they are no longer seen by a pediatrician. They include weight, height, and head circumference measurements as well as infant reflexes normally seen in a newborn. As your child ages different assessments will be used to make sure of proper development. This includes behavioral issues to rule of autism and vision and hearing tests. Vaccinations will also be administered at most of these appointments. If your well visit is scheduled outside of flu season you may need to make another appointment for the season flu vaccination. The wellness exam schedule starts at 3-5 days after birth and then the visits become more spaced out as your baby grows.

Can a pediatrician near me have the discretion to refer us to a specialist?

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

  • Child 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 pediatric primary provider.

When should i start looking for a new doctor of pediatrics?

  • You are pregnant, and you need to choose a doctor before your baby is born.
  • Well visits, which are monthly checkups that get more spaced out as your baby grows.
  • Vaccinations
  • Monitoring of development and milestones. The doctor or provider will measure your baby’s height, weight, and head circumference.
  • If your infant has a fever, the younger the infant the quicker they should be seen if a fever develops.

You should also seek immediate medical attention for your kids if the following symptoms present themselves. This includes a trip to your primary physician office or a trip to the emergency room/ a call to 911 if you believe the symptoms are life-threatening.

  • Stiff Neck
  • Headaches
  • Drowsy or fussy
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Sore throat
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Dehydration
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Cancer
  • Seizers

Should i see a doctor of pediatrics if i am under 18 and suffering with a mental health crisis?

Mental health issues in people of any age seems to be a crisis in this country. If you believe you are suffering from mental health, a practitioner you reach out to will be able to help you. This includes your primary care physician of pediatrics or even a professional at your local urgent care. When it comes feeling your best, cognitively, the healthcare community is here for you. Many practitioners can provide counseling, resources, or referrals. They provide their patients with 1-on-1 attention. Please seek medical attention if you are an adolescent suffering with any of the following common behavioral and emotional struggles.

  • Anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism

Adolescents with mental illness may present to you with classic symptoms that reflect the illness they are suffering from, but other secondary issues may result in the following:

  • Doing poorly in school
  • Complaints of physical symptoms like stomachaches or headaches
  • Sleep issues and appetite problems. Sleeping too much/too little or frequent nightmares
  • Regression of behavior- reverting to a younger age. Bedwetting, temper tantrums, or clingy
  • Aggressive behaviors
  • Risk-taking behaviors not being worried about their own safety

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