Pediatrics specialist- finding a good kid’s doctor

pediatricsA pediatrics clinic should be within a reasonable driving distance of your Gastonia, NC home and office, so that you do not have to go too far out of your way in order to visit. (A long car trip is especially unpleasant if your child is sick.) Look for a clinic whose office hours mesh well with your own work hours, and especially a clinic that offers at least some services 24 hours a day. The best pediatric clinics tailor their services to your child and family and make a point of communicating with you on every aspect of the health of your child.

Talk with the pediatrics specialist first. The specialist should be knowledgeable about the field of pediatrics and willing to make topics of discussion clear for you. Also, see if he or she seems like a good fit as far as personality goes. Make sure both you and your child feel comfortable with him or her.

Advice on preparing for preschool

You should put the same kind of planning into choosing a preschool as you do when choosing a pediatrics clinic. Be prepared to invest even more time. Try to get appointments to meet the teachers of the preschools in question and visit the classrooms so you can see how they are run. Ask the teachers what a typical day is like in their preschool, what sort of discipline prevails in their classroom, and how they deal with crying or hitting among children. Again, look for someone you and your child both feel comfortable with.

Also, be sure to ask about how they deal with a possibly minor medical situation such as a child throwing up. Teachers should be able to deal with such matters without agitation or panic, while quietly determining if the problem is more severe than a small upset stomach and calling you or the emergency room if necessary.

Your child should get a medical examination before entering preschool. This will help determine if there are any previously undiscovered medical problems you and the teacher should know about. One study found that 50 percent of examined children had previously undetected problems that required follow-up visits. Many of these were vision problems.

A pediatrics clinic in Gastonia, NC

Gastonia Pediatric Associates is a pediatric clinic in a convenient location within the Charlotte area. It is one of the first medical practices for children in this area, and is owned and directed by its own physicians. It offers medical advice for parents 24 hours a day, and has provided personalized service to three generations of families. Its staff includes three physicians and three nursing staff. If you need a pediatrics clinic, contact Gastonia Pediatrics today.