Types of Pediatric Specialists and When Your Child Needs One
Pediatric Medicine: An Overview
Pediatric Medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions affecting infants, children, and adolescents, from birth to age 18. The doctors who specialize in this field are known as Pediatricians. They diagnose and treat specific health issues, diseases, and disorders related to the growth and development of a child-like congenital defects, genetic variance, and other development issues and conditions like abdominal pain, croup, allergies, lazy eye, asthma, autism, lung disease, clubfoot, cough & cold, diarrhea, ear infections, early childhood caries, headaches, childhood visual problems, pneumonia, squints, and tuberculosis.
Who is a Pediatrician/child specialist?
A Pediatrician or child specialist is a medical doctor or physician who manages the physical, mental, and behavioral care for infants, children, and teenagers up to the age of 18. They are trained to diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses, ranging from minor health problems to serious conditions and diseases. Pediatricians are responsible to help keep children healthy by keeping a track of their growth and development. They also help prevent illness by giving vaccine shots and general health advice to the parents of the child.
Role of a Pediatrician
A Pediatrician or a child specialist is the first point of contact whenever your child is sick. In caring for children, a pediatrician will:
Subspecialties of Pediatric Medicine
Some are pediatricians practice primary care and treat general diseases of children, while others specialize in certain areas such as:-
When to Visit a Pediatrician?
Consult with your pediatrician if your child has:-
What are the Common Diseases Treated by a Pediatrician?
What are the Common Procedures done by Pediatrician?
How to Become a Pediatrician: Education and Training Essentials
To become a Pediatrician or a child specialist, aspirants must receive five & a half years of training in M.B.B.S from a medical college, followed by post-graduation in Pediatric medicine. Further, they can pursue fellowship courses in Pediatric critical care medicine, Pediatric gastroenterology, Pediatric cardiology, Pediatric Nephrology, Neonatology, and Pediatric Endocrinology to enhance their skills.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.