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Pediatrics

FirstMed's English-speaking pediatricians have dedicated their careers to the care and wellbeing of infants, children, and adolescents.

What to Expect at Your Pediatric Visit

Pediatrics is the specialty which focuses on the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Our qualified pediatricians provide top quality care ranging from basic checkups and vaccinations to sick visits and referrals.

Your pediatrician visit will depend on the symptoms that your child is experiencing. The average length of each pediatric visit is approximately is 30-40 mins.

 

During a well-child visit, your doctor may:

  • perform a physical exam

  • ask about your child's medical and immunization history and any genetic illnesses

  • track how your child is growing and ask about his/her feeding, sleep and development 

  • talk about illness prevention, nutrition and physical fitness, and health and safety issues

  • talk about how to handle emergencies and sudden illnesses

  • administer any scheduled vaccines

The well-child visit is your best opportunity to bring up any worries about your child’s growth and development, especially if your child isn’t reaching important milestones.

To make the most of well-infant visits, write down your questions and keep a running list of non-urgent questions and concerns. Ask everything you need to know to your doctor. Your child’s doctor can give you valuable advice on your child’s learning and development. Also dress the baby in loose-fitting, easily removable clothing to help the process go smoother

 

Pediatric services at FirstMed include:

FirstMed Rome offers a full range of pediatric services for children from birth to 16 years of age, meeting their evolving healthcare needs as they grow into adulthood. Our well-child services include:

  • Well child visits

  • Sick visits

  • Childhood immunizations

  • School physical exams

  • Medical sports certificates

  • On site X-rays

  • On site ultrasounds

  • On site lab services

  • Hearing tests

  • Basic allergy testing

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Why it’s important to seek out pediatric services

Regular doctor's visits are as crucial in younger ages as they are in advancing ages, if not more important! Getting proper pediatric attention is critical for children to ensure that they are being taken care of with the best possible treatments.

Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations can help make sure your child is on the right track to being and staying healthy. Pediatrician visits are essential for many reasons, including tracking growth and monitoring developmental milestones, discussing any concerns about your child’s health, educating your child on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent potential illnesses.

 

Every pediatrician at FirstMed is specialized in children’s health. We provide comprehensive and collaborative care through our pediatric services, meeting the unique needs of your child and his/her development.

How often you should take your child to the pediatrician

Some pediatricians' schedules might vary slightly, but the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children get check-ups at:​

  • 18 months old

  • 2 years old (24 months)

  • 2 ½ years old (30 months)

  • 3 years old

  • ​4 years old

  • 5 years old

  • 6 years old

  • 7 years old

  • 8 years old

  • 9 years old

  • 10 years old

  • 11 years old

  • 12 years old

  • 13 years old

  • 14 years old

  • 15 years old

  • 16 years old