General Pediatric Care

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends people be under pediatric care up to the age of 21, though many children prefer to transition to a family doctor when they are 16 to 17 years old.  A pediatrician is specially trained primary care physicians who can handle health and wellness issues for your child.

A pediatrician affiliated with Willis-Knighton is the first line of defense for your child’s routine health and wellness.  The best time to choose your pediatrician is before your baby is born.  By identifying a physician prior to a health need, you can be sure you have one who knows you and your child.

If you’re seeking a pediatrician for an older child or if you’re new to town, you’ll find that most pediatricians are conveniently located near our suburban locations.

What type of care does a general pediatrician typically deliver?

  • Routine well-child examinations, monitoring growth and development
  • Treatment of common illnesses
  • Disease management
  • Immunizations