Pediatricians provide a variety of services to families, including diagnosing illness; prescribing treatment; counseling families; monitoring the growing child's physical, mental, and social development; and advising adolescents on a range of emotional and social issues, including ADD, ADHD, and ODD.
At Family Practice Center in Central Pennsylvania, our pediatricians offer complete medical care for newborns, toddlers, school-age children, pre-teens, and adolescents, including well visits, sick visits, acute care, vaccinations, nutrition counseling, and more.
We can address parenting concerns and developmental issues and provide education and anticipatory guidance. Convenient school and sports physicals are offered as well.
Well-child visits are recommended at specific ages throughout your child’s life to monitor their overall health and development. Most parents schedule their child’s well visit around their birthday each year.
We encourage all parents to bring their children in for a healthy check-up at least once a year. Well visits for infants are scheduled at monthly increments to ensure proper growth and development of your baby. Well-child visits are considered preventive care and are typically covered by insurance 100%.
During a well-child visit, we will perform a physical examination and address any questions you have about their overall well-being, including behavior concerns, sleep issues, healthy eating habits, hygiene, and more. We will also administer the recommended vaccinations / immunizations, unless you prefer otherwise.
Sick Visits and Acute Care
If you have a sick or injured child, our pediatricians will go the extra mile to make your child feel better as soon as possible. Sick visits are usually available on the same day or next day. We offer early morning and evening appointments at most locations, and our acute care clinic in Selinsgrove, PA is open on weekends.
Our pediatricians treat kids with:
- Common cold
- Cradle cap
- Insect sting allergy
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Sore throat
- Strep throat
- And more
Adolescence is one of the most dynamic stages of human development. While generally characterized by good health, adolescence is also a time of dramatic physical, cognitive, social, and emotional change.
Because of the rapid development occurring during this time, many physical and mental health conditions, substance use disorders, and health risk behaviors first emerge during adolescence. Yet well-care visit rates decline as children age into adolescence. Regular preventive care visits for adolescents provide opportunities for early identification and appropriate management and intervention for conditions and behaviors that, if not addressed, can become serious and persist into adulthood. (Department of Health & Human Services)
Some common health issues in adolescents include:
- Poor eating habits
- Lack of exercise
- Use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco
Annual visits are recommended for adolescents ages 11-21.
Preventive and Acute Care for Your Children's Health
Pediatric care at Family Practice Center is tailored to your family’s needs. We respect your preferences, values, and culture, and genuinely care about your well-being as individuals and as a family unit. Call the location near you for an appointment today.