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WHAT IS A PEDIATRICIAN?
Pediatricians are physicians that are committed to the health, safety, and well-being of infants, children, and adolescents. They provide primary care for patients from birth until age eighteen, focusing on a child’s growth and development. They diagnose and treat many types of illness, infections, and injuries. They also conduct back-to-school physicals and handle chronic condition management. In addition to treating common health problems of childhood, pediatricians firmly commit to disease prevention by discussing car seats, establishing healthy eating habits, and providing vaccinations.