Pediatric Care Specialist

Clinica Medica Familiar

FAMILY MEDICINE, ADULTS, AND PEDIATRICS LOCATED IN MORENO VALLEY, RIVERSIDE, LAKE ELSINORE, MONTCLAIR, CORONA, & PERRIS, CA

Children go through many stages of growth and development, and require ongoing medical care and monitoring to identify or prevent health problems. Clinica Medica Familiar, with offices in Moreno Valley, Riverside, Lake Elsinore, Montclair, Perris, and Corona, California, is a family medicine practice focused on providing high-quality care to patients of all ages. They offer comprehensive pediatric care to monitor your child’s health and wellness. To schedule an appointment, call the office location nearest you or click the online booking button today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is a medical specialty focused on preventing, diagnosing, and treating health conditions that affect children. 

Childhood is a period of rapid growth and development. Pediatric care is focused on monitoring your child’s growth and development and providing any necessary intervention when there are delays or deviations in your child’s normal and expected pattern. Finding and treating developmental or growth delays early may help your child get the extra care they need to catch up quickly.  

The family medicine physicians at Clinica Medica Familiar underwent years of training to competently manage the health care needs of the entire family, including children of all ages. 

How often does my child need to see the doctor?

The family medicine specialists determine the frequency of your pediatric care visits based on your child’s age. Infants and toddlers require more frequent visits due to the rapid changes that occur during this period of time. Once your child reaches age 3, you may only need to bring your child in for a visit once a year for a wellness exam.

What can I expect during a pediatric wellness exam?

The family medicine practitioners at Clinica Medica Familiar are dedicated to providing each patient with the best care possible, and you can expect a comprehensive evaluation during a pediatric wellness visit. The specifics of a pediatric wellness exam depend on your child’s age and developmental needs.

In general, you can expect the team to ask detailed questions about your child’s general health and wellness that may include sleep, diet, physical activity, medical history, and any specific health or developmental concerns you may have. The team then performs a comprehensive physical exam to assess health, growth, and development.

After the examination, the team discusses your child’s wellness needs, focusing on preventing disease and promoting health. This may include updating your child’s vaccinations to protect them from common contagious illnesses.

Does pediatric care include sick visits?

The pediatric care specialists at Clinica Medica Familiar serve as the primary care providers for your child, and that includes sick visits. Whether your child has an earache or a cough that won’t go away, the team can provide the care your child needs to ease their symptoms.

For your convenience, the full-service family medicine practice offers in-office diagnostic testing, including X-rays and ultrasounds.

To schedule an appointment for your child, call the Clinica Medica Familiar office most convenient to you or click the online booking button today.