Children/Teen Health Care
One common mistake that adults make is assuming that a child’s body is the same as an adult’s. While parents will obey the dosage amounts on the back of medicine bottles, many assume that children can take small amounts of any medication no matter what. However, children are constantly growing and need specialized care. At Stages Pediatrics, PC, we provide children’s health care as well as healthcare to infants, adolescents and teens.
We understand the child physiology and apply our knowledge to treat a variety of conditions in children. We can provide regular Children’s Wellness Exams to keep track of the child’s health or provide treatment for an illness. During a Child’s Wellness Exam, we can conduct:
- Prevention with immunization shots to specific diseases
- Tracking of the child’s growth and development
- Addressing any concerns that the parents may have
- Provide the child a team approach of parents working with us to promote care
Providing Constant Care
It is no surprise to many parents that children do not enjoy visiting a doctor or other medical professionals like a dentist. At Stages Pediatrics, PC, our team will strive to provide a constant level of care and establish between us, the parents and child patient. We will help the child build the crucial and necessary positive bond between doctor and child.
Under the direction of Dr. Clotilde Peña and Dr. Rosa Gamundi, parents will build trust with the team and treatment practices at Stages Pediatrics, PC, while the child will become more comfortable with the notion of visiting our office for medical exams and treatments. At our practice, we can treat a variety of health conditions, including:
- Flu symptoms
- Ear infections
- Childrens obesity
While these are only a few of the conditions that we can treat, parents are more than welcome to call us and ask for a professional medical opinion on the best course of action. We understand that children get sick and sometimes, the child will heal without the need for professional treatment. In other cases though, it is crucial to seek professional treatment from our practice.
During the visit, we will go over the child’s sleep habits, the level of focus, diet and other factors. Since a child is growing each day, the body is not fully developed and may not react the same way adults do. With this in mind, we can provide the care that the child needs and avoid affecting the child’s body in a negative way. Keeping up regular appointments to monitor the child’s growth can help ensure the child is growing up healthy.
Treating Sports Injuries
No matter how careful parents are, there is always a risk of a child injuring him or her during the game. While a child can wear padding or helmets, accidents are still possible. When a child has a sports injury of any kind, it can be difficult for some parents to remain calm. Yet, parents need to remain calm in order to prevent the child from freaking out even more than normal. If the child has a broken limb, large cut or injury that needs immediate attention, parents need to take the child to the emergency room, ER, at the nearest hospital.
The ER will be able to treat the immediate wound and ensure the child is stable. The ER may need to stop bleeding or relocate a dislocated shoulder. No matter the injury, the ER will be able to stabilize the child. Once the child’s condition is not as painful, the parents need to seek follow-up care with specialized care at our practice.
With these injuries, it is important to seek follow-up care to determine if the child is healthy and will heal naturally. For instance, some children will break a limb or dislocate a shoulder and not have it set properly. In these cases, there is a greater risk for the child’s body to grow improperly. Thus, it is in the child’s best interest for the parent to seek treatment at our practice.
We will work with the parents to schedule an appointment as soon as we are able. We can determine the child’s health and examine the overall condition. We will develop a treatment plan to heal any issues and help the child grow up with no ailments. For more information, do not hesitate to give us a call at 212-923-5050. If you are new, we will need you to fill out a new patient information form, which you can find on this website or fill out in our office.