Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that is designed to help treat infants, children, and adolescents, and deal with children until they turn 18, but sometimes this can extend until they turn 21. Pediatricians have the task of following the growth and development of children and providing them with necessary care and treatment. Depending on the specific age of your child or children, they can recommend certain tests and screening to rule out possible serious health issues and to make sure the child is meeting their designated milestones.
Pediatrics covers a lot of different medicinal fields, some of which include:
- Pediatric endocrinology
- Neonatal medicine
- Pediatric cardiology
- Pediatric critical care
- Pediatric hematology and many others.