Pediatric services are probably the most popular at Ameda Family Clinic. And it is no accident, because at our clinic only the best pediatricians work, who find approach even to the moodiest little patients. Both moms and kids are happy with the way they are treated here, so mothers recommend the pediatric services at our clinic to other parents.
Pediatrician is a doctor who treats children from birth to the age of 18. The specialist not only detects congenital abnormalities and malformations, but also diagnoses and treats the whole list of acquired diseases.
It is important to visit a pediatrician as a preventive measure and follow all the doctor’s recommendations in order to prevent the development of the disease.
A pediatrician controls the development of the child (physical and mental), advises the parents on feeding and dieting, looking after the child during the first year of life, conducts vaccinations, determines the health group, and participates in the rehabilitation of children with disabilities.
In some cases, a pediatrician can refer the child for treatment to a profile specialist (pediatric allergist, pediatric gastroenterologist, pediatric endocrinologist, pediatric neurologist, etc.).
Consultations of many specialists can be provided at Ameda Family Clinic on the same day.
What happens at the first consultation:
- The doctor interviews the parents and the child (if the age allows) about complaints, medical history, previous illnesses, the state of health of the other family members, and other information.
- The doctor examines the child, paying attention to the physical development (height, weight and their compliance with age), lymph nodes are checked, the thorax is tapped, the heart and lungs are listened to, the stomach is palpated.
- If necessary, a follow-up examination is assigned to verify the diagnosis. After the diagnosis is established, individually selected treatment is prescribed, and the parents are given detailed recommendations.
- The date of the next examination is discussed to monitor the treatment and assess its effectiveness.
Diagnostic methods we use:
- clinical tests (blood count, urine, sputum, stool);
- bacteriological test (to isolate the pathogen and determine its sensitivity to antibiotics);
- biochemistry test;
- serological test (detection of antibodies to pathogens by ELISA, etc.);
- PCR test for the detection of DNA or RNA pathogens;
- X-ray examination (radioscopy, radiography);
- ultrasound (neurosonography; ultrasound of thymus, joints, abdominal cavity, heart);