Franciscan Health pediatric services are designed to meet the unique medical, emotional, and developmental needs of children. Doctors, nurses and staff are specially trained to make your childs stay as pleasant as possible.
Pediatric services at Franciscan Health are focused on helping children heal and stay healthy. From the tiniest infant to the changing adolescent, our pediatrics associates – including board-certified, local pediatricians – know how to care for your child’s special needs.
From the tiniest infant to the changing adolescent, the pediatricians on the Franciscan Health medical staff know how to care for your child’s special needs. Pediatricians primarily focus on keeping your child as healthy as possible, including ensuring your child is developing normally, is meeting milestones and is getting the vaccinations or other treatments they need. Your child’s pediatrician or family physician will serve as his or her primary care doctor, diagnosing and treating:
Pediatricians are concerned with more than your child’s physical well-being. They also are involved with the prevention, early detection and management of other problems that affect children and adolescents, including:
Need a pediatrician? This is an important decision not only for your child’s health but for a parent’s piece of mind. Remember, a good pediatrician is more than someone you call when your baby has a fever or if your child is complaining about sore throat. Through regularly scheduled visits and check-ups, a pediatrician is there to help manage your child’s health and development, to address concerns and answer your questions you may have along the way.
If you are looking for a pediatrician, you may want to start by asking those you trust for recommendations - like your family physician, obstetrician, family, friends and colleagues.