When To See A Pediatrician
posted: Jun. 10, 2022.
When you have children, the question of when to see a pediatrician comes up quite often. Between well-visits and sick visits, it can seem like you are there monthly. If you need a pediatrician in Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, and Maitland, FL, Dr. Jag Ambwani, Dr. Dolly Ubhrani and Dr. Chirlyn Ureña Paulino of Longwood Pediatrics are accepting new patients.
When your children needs a physical
If you haven't discovered it already, you will discover that when your child enters a Florida school system they will need to have a completed physical within the past year. It doesn't matter what grade, any grade from Pre-K to grade 12. Your pediatrician can take care of this for you either by just filling out the form or, if necessary, doing the exam. Before playing some sports, or going to camp, you may also be required to provide a physical form.
When your child is sick
Most parents are unsure about exactly how sick their child needs to be to call the pediatrician. When in doubt, call, and the office staff can help you to determine if a visit is warranted. These situations can help you decide what sickness you should call about.
- If your child is under 2 months and has a temperature of over 100.4 F, they need to visit a pediatrician.
- Older children should have a temperature over 102 or have had a temperature for more than 2 days to require a visit.
- If your child is vomiting and can't keep any food or liquid down for more than 24 hours if they are under 2 years old and 48 hours if they are older, it is serious.
- If your child is having difficulty swallowing or breathing, call the pediatrician in Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, or Maitland, FL.
- If you suspect that your child may have broken a bone, it is probably advisable to head for urgent care or an emergency room.
When you have a newborn
Your newborn will visit the pediatrician within the first two weeks of their life. It is reassuring to have your child checked head to toe and know they are thriving. Have any questions ready before your visit.
When your child needs a wellness visit
Babies have more wellness visits than older children, but your child should see the pediatrician at least yearly to make sure that all their vaccinations are up-to-date. It helps to get an early diagnosis of any developmental issues.
For a pediatrician in Lake Mary, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Maitland, FL, contact Dr. Ambwani, Dr. Ubhrani, and Dr. Paulino of Longwood Pediatrics. You can schedule an appointment by calling the office at 407-644-9970.
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