Pediatricians In Miami, FL
The board-certified pediatricians at Day & Night Pediatric Services in South Miami treat the full range of pediatric issues that can arise throughout a young person’s life – from birth through college in some cases.
- You’re pregnant with your first child and want to discuss immunizations for your child
- Your child is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
- Asthma or allergies are a concern
- You want to be sure your child is developing at a rate appropriate for his or her age
- School or sports require your child receive a physical exam
No matter your need, if it involves your child’s health, we can help. Below are just some of the pediatric health care services we offer:
A subspecialty of pediatrics, adolescent medicine focuses on the medical care of children between the ages of 10 and 19 years.
There are many physical, social, and emotional challenges faced by youth in this age range, including acne, puberty, menstruation for girls, physical maturation, social anxiety and depression, eating disorders, the establishment of behavior patterns, as well as difficulties surrounding self-confidence, mood swings, and becoming an adult.
Our pediatricians are well-versed in guiding teens and adolescents through these trying times, as well as treating, managing, or preventing the many medical issues or concerns that may arise.
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Whatever your child’s health care needs, the pediatricians and experienced staff at Day & Night Pediatrics are at your service.
We have provided quality pediatric care to thousands of children in Miami over the years and can help with medical care that runs the gamut, including but not limited to:
- Acute illness
- Colds and flu
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Developmental delays
- Diabetes assessment and management
- Failure to thrive
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Lab work
- Sleeping safety and disorders
- Sports medicine
- Trauma and wound care
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Vision screening
Having a new baby is both exciting and scary. Our skilled and experienced pediatricians can help guide even the most nervous new parents on the best methods to deal with all the needs and challenges of having a newborn.
The most common type of newborn care offered at Day & Night Pediatric Services includes but is not limited to:
- Breastfeeding and Other Feeding Challenges – We have a wealth of resources and guidance we can offer on this very important part of newborn care. Not only does breastfeeding help mother and child bond emotionally, but breastmilk contains all the nutrients a newborn needs and helps to build the baby’s immune system, lowering the risk of allergies, obesity, and more.
- Diaper Rash – Skin problems are common in infants. This includes diaper rash and cradle cap. Our pediatric providers can help treat problems like these, as well as to help you understand which signs may indicate a more serious problem.
- Colic or Croup – These notorious issues prevent sleep in parents and children alike. Babies who seem to endlessly cry or cough without any obvious reason why may have colic or croup, respectively. Our pediatricians can help with tips and tricks to help get you and your baby back to sleeping soundly.
Our pediatricians also treat and address other common newborn issues such as jaundice, abdominal or respiratory distress, ear infections, sleep problems, and much more.
Physicals are the ideal type of preventive health care: a regular screening that examines a child’s growth and development for their age, or in anticipation of certain activities or settings. These visits can help keep children healthy and focused on issues relevant at that particular point in their lives.
The most common pediatric physicals we perform include but are not limited to:
- Camp Physicals – This examination of your child is focused on whether your child is healthy and physically capable of participating in camp activities. Camps are usually held over the summer months, but can occur year-round, depending on the type of camp it is.
- General Annual Physicals – Our pediatricians will conduct an overall assessment of your child, looking for any physical, behavioral, or mental health issues – both minor and serious. Annual physicals also include vision and hearing screenings as well as any necessary immunizations.
- Pre-op Physicals – Typically done before an expected surgery, these pre-op physicals are conducted to ensure a child can safely undergo a particular medical procedure. This allows your doctor the opportunity to address any health issues that need treating before the surgery.
- School Physicals – Sometimes referred to as a “back-to-school physical,” these examinations focus on whether a child’s development is healthy and age-appropriate. During a child’s school years, he or she undergoes significant physical changes in height, weight, and more. We document and monitor this each year to ensure the child’s growth remains on track. Also, we are happy to complete needed school forms attesting to your child’s health or fitness and immunization record.
- Sports Physicals – These preparticipation physicals are typically required before a child is eligible to play in organized sports, whether at school or in the community. Our pediatricians examine your child to ensure he or she can safely play a specific sport. Even if a coach does not require a sports physical, we recommend children have one before joining the team to help avoid injuries or life-threatening conditions such as a serious heart problem.
Pregnancy is a time of many changes. To ensure you are prepared for all the changes that will come after your child is born, it is recommended that a pregnant woman and her partner visit a pediatrician.
The visit can serve many different purposes, including:
- Building a trusting, supportive relationship with the person who will become your child’s doctor
- Anticipating possible challenges for mother and child after birth, such as postpartum depression, breastfeeding, etc.
- Discussing parenting strategies and options, especially for mothers expecting twins or triplets, or if there are other children in the household
- Receiving guidance on how to keep a child physically and emotionally healthy. This may include discussions on car seats, bedding, immunizations, and more.
While technically there is no child in the room during a prenatal visit, this visit can be one of the most important and rewarding visits of your pregnancy to properly prepare for and welcome your newest family member.
Same-day sick visits are necessary in certain situations.
Parents may want to consider taking their child to see a pediatrician if they are concerned about:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Possible allergic reaction
- Asthma issues
While each child and situation is unique, by visiting your family pediatrician for these and other urgent-care needs, you ensure your child will be seen by a doctor familiar with you and him or her, and the acute health issue is appropriately treated.
Children require a staggered set of vaccines and immunizations throughout their childhood. We regularly see patients to carry out these schedules. Our health care providers are warm, friendly, and compassionate experts who are able to make the experience as pleasant as possible for you and your child.
Children grow fast, and it’s important to make sure they’re growing up right. Regular visits to a pediatrician at set milestones during your children’s lives can ensure they are as healthy and strong as they can be.
Contact the professionals at Day & Night Pediatric Services to find out what schedule of well-child visits may be appropriate for your child.
If you’re looking for the right pediatrician for your family, look no further. Call Day & Night Pediatric Services in South Miami, Florida at (305) 668-2540 today to request an appointment. You may be surprised at all the health care services we can offer you and your child.