Children’s Health Pediatrics
We care for children’s and teens’ health
Children and young people are our most precious resources. Their health encompasses their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being from infancy through adolescence. Nurse practitioners encourage open communication with children to help them mature and develop healthy relationships with family members, friends, and health care providers. A loving and supportive home environment can help nurture emotional health, independence, self-confidence, social skills, and insightful, empathetic behavior in your child. In turn, they will be comfortable telling you when they may need some extra TLC or medical attention.
We also focus on preventive care for kids. Prevention includes regular checkups, vaccinations against common diseases, and education about how your child or adolescent can contribute to their own good health by eating right, getting adequate sleep, and enjoying daily physical activity.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises that babies should have checkups at 2 weeks, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, and 18 months of age. Children should be checked once a year until age 21. In addition to regular checkups, school-aged children should be seen for problems such as:
- Significant weight gain or loss
- Rashes or skin infections
- Sleep problems or changes in behavior
- Breathing problems
- Fever higher than 102 degrees
- Frequent sore throats or earaches
The most common pediatric conditions we treat include colds, stomach flu, ear infections, sore throats, pink eye, ringworm, and eczema. As family nurse practitioners, we can treat many pediatric illnesses, including:
Your child is in excellent hands. Our FamilyCare of Kent nurse practitioners are devoted to giving your children the most complete, compassionate, friendly, and personalized healthcare in the area. They’re uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat your children for a broad spectrum of illnesses while providing continuous care throughout their lives.
Please visit our patient education library to learn more about healthcare for kids and teens.
Need to see a pediatrician? Our family nurse practitioners can provide many of the same services, and we would be honored to care for your children’s health in addition to your entire family’s health. Call us today at (253) 859-CARE (2273) or use our online form to request an appointment at FamilyCare of Kent (WA).