Pediatric Care Specialist

Grace Family Health

Family Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Murrieta, CA & Menifee, CA

When your child is sick or injured you want to know that he or she will receive expert and compassionate care. The team at Grace Family Health has extensive experience in providing the families of their communities with excellent pediatric care. With locations in Murrieta, Menifee, and Temecula, California, getting the pediatric care your family needs has never been easier. Call or go online today to learn more.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

While many areas of the practice of medicine are similar no matter the age of the patient, children can have specific needs that are unique to their age group. Pediatric care is medical care that manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children. Because children have their own medical care needs, it’s important that you choose a primary care provider that has extensive experience in pediatrics. The team at Grace Family Health has built up a reputation in the community for delivering expert and compassionate care, helping your children stay healthy and happy. 

What does pediatric care include?

As children grow and mature, there are special needs that must be addressed. Pediatric care includes all of the functions that a primary care physician would carry out, but more specifically tailored to the needs of a child. This includes:

  • Immunizations
  • Regular physical exams
  • Monitoring growth and development milestones
  • Providing counseling about your child’s nutritional and exercise needs
  • Diagnosing and treating common illnesses, diseases, and injuries
  • Managing chronic illness
  • Providing specialist referrals
  • Media use
  • General care

Choosing the right provider for your child’s pediatric care needs is important, as you and your child will develop a long term bond with their doctor that lasts throughout childhood. 

Why is it important for your child to receive pediatric care?

When your child is sick or injured, your first thought will be to seek medical care promptly to help address the current issue. While pediatric care includes these more acute situations, it is also important to establish a long-term relationship with a reliable provider so that your child can receive regular checkups and preventive health care. As a child grows, they have special healthcare needs that an adult may not require, such as assessing their developmental stages, immunizations, health screening, and more, depending on their unique health history. Building this relationship with your child’s provider over time can help keep them healthy as well as provide you with peace of mind that if a health issue should arise unexpectedly, they will be treated by someone who already knows their situation.

Don’t wait, call or go online today to schedule your child’s first appointment with the team at Grace Family Health.