Compassionate Health Medical Center
Family Medicine & Urgent Care located in Miami, FL & Hialeah, FL
Caring for your child is more important than anything else in your life. If you’re looking for high-quality pediatric care, visit Julio Gonzalez, MD, and his colleagues at Compassionate Health Medical Center in Miami and Hialeah, Florida. They offer comprehensive pediatric services for children of all ages that keep your child mentally and physically well. To learn more about the pediatrics provided at Compassionate Health Medical Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Pediatrics Q & A
What is pediatrics?
Pediatrics provides comprehensive health care for children. Pediatric care begins before birth and continues throughout childhood and adolescence until early adulthood.
Children’s mental and physical health and development rely on excellent pediatric care. This is a time of life when children’s brains and bodies undergo significant changes continually. The pediatric experts at Compassionate Health Medical Center look after every aspect of your child’s health.
What health problems are common in pediatrics?
Pediatrics covers everything connected to your child’s health. If they’re sick or injured, you can take them to Compassionate Health Medical Center for urgent attention, often on the same day. Common childhood health conditions and injuries that might need urgent care include:
- Colds and flu
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Strep throat
- Foreign object (e.g., fish hook) removal
- Insect bites
- Burns and cuts
- Ear pain and infections
- Skin rashes
- Sports injuries
- Minor broken bones
Pediatrics experts also help your child manage the chronic conditions that can affect them. These long-term health problems include allergies, eczema, cystic fibrosis, acne, asthma, and mental health problems ranging from depression and anxiety to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and eating disorders.
Compassionate Health Medical Center focuses on preventive medicine services as well, stopping your child from suffering a great many different health problems. Throughout infancy and childhood, prevention includes immunizations, which protect your child from deadly diseases such as measles, diphtheria, polio, and many more.
Your pediatrician also provides routine checkups and physical exams, including school and sports physicals. They offer advice on diet and exercise and help children who are struggling with their weight.
What treatments are used in pediatrics?
Compassionate Health Medical Center offers children a complete range of treatment options that are effective while minimizing the risk of side effects.
The specific pediatrics treatment your child requires depends on their condition. If they have a bacterial disease like strep throat, a urinary tract infection (UTI), or conjunctivitis (pink eye), antibiotics can clear the infection.
However, antibiotics can’t solve viral infections, so your provider offers advice on caring for the child at home and treats any complications.
Other medications your child might require include stimulants for ADHD, medicated skin creams for acne and eczema, or inhalants for asthma.
If your child has a condition that requires specialized treatment, like childhood cancer, the pediatric staff at Compassionate Health Medical Center works with your child’s consultant to provide comprehensive care.
To find out more about the pediatric services available at Compassionate Health Medical Center, call the office or book an appointment online today.