Baptist Medical Group Pediatrics
Infants and children have different health needs compared to adults. Their bodies and minds are still growing and learning, making them more susceptible to their own unique health issues. Because of this, pediatricians are needed to provide that important, specialized care for children.
Pediatrics is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect babies, children, adolescents and young adults under age 21. These specialists provide preventive care for healthy children along with medical necessary care for children who are ill.
What Do Baptist Medical Group Pediatricians Do?
The pediatricians at Baptist Medical Group have one goal in mind: helping children get better. They do this by striving to reduce infant and child mortality, control infectious diseases experienced by children, encourage healthy habits and lifestyles, and ease the difficulties faced by children with chronic health problems.
Baptist Medical Group pediatricians are not only concerned with a child's physical well-being; they're also focused on problems that affect other areas of a child's health, including development disorders, behavioral problems, functional problems, depression or anxiety disorders, and social problems.
Types of Conditions Treated
When a patient sees a Baptist Medical Group physician who specializes in pediatrics, they may be dealing with one of the following health problems:
- Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
- Influenza (flu)
- Genetic defects
- Organic disease and dysfunction