We all might have bad memories of injections and distasteful syrups on every visit to our pediatrician but a right pediatrician is needed for the right development of the child.
We all remember the fear of injections, tasteless cough syrups and unwillingness to pop down the tablet given by our doctor to us. We cry, throw tantrums, and sometimes even hit the doctor trying to save ourselves from the pain the discomfort. And it is the patience of our mother and or pediatrician that actually cure us from the injuries and diseases when we are in no mood of any treatment, because of our lack of understanding. Though we may hate our pediatrician the most but we later understand their role in our lives.
A pediatrician is the physician who helps parents in taking care of the health of the children. And at the same time it is very important to choose a best pediatrician for your child. The best way to choose a best pediatrician for your child is to ask your family and friends who already have got children and had a good experience with their child’s pediatrician. And if for some reason you do not have anyone around to ask, or you do not feel convinced with the one they suggested, you can search online with various registered hospitals and health centers in your city.
A child is unable to explain his discomforts and symptoms, he/she just feel uncomfortable, it is a mother who can detect any symptom and a physician who further proceeds with his knowledge and experience. A pediatrician therefore needs to be highly knowledgeable and skillful because he has to treat the patient who cannot eve explain his/her problem.
Pediatricians diagnose and treat various infections, injuries, genetic defects, malignancies, and organic diseases and dysfunctions in infants, children, adolescents and few of them even treat young adult up to the age of 21 years which is rare. Though the pediatricians are most concern about the physical well-being of the person, they also deal with the anxiety and behavioral problems in adolescents.
The education and qualification of all the pediatricians are registered and controlled by different concerned authorities in different countries. Pediatricians used to undergo the doctoral degree, either a three year residency program after graduation in some countries or a 6 years of integrated course right after completing the school, in others. Few pediatricians choose to practices as general physician, while others choose to do sub specializations like critical care medicine, adolescent medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology etc.