What is a Pediatrician?
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the care of infants, children, and adolescents up to about age 19 years. Like other medical specialists, pediatricians train for an additional 4 to 6 years after obtaining their MD degree.
General pediatricians see patients with a very wide range of problems, such as: premature births, developmental disorders, diabetes, cancer, asthma and allergies, acute and chronic medical illnesses, mental health challenges, neurologic disorders including cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and complex heart disease.
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