Pediatric Care

Select Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Raleigh, NC

As a parent, you want the best possible medical care for your child, whether they need a check-up, treatment for illness, or have suffered a minor injury. The team at Select Family Practice in Raleigh, North Carolina, offers comprehensive pediatric care in a friendly and comfortable environment designed to help your child feel at ease and confident while receiving medical care. Call the practice or book a pediatric appointment online today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

Why does my child need pediatric care?

In addition to the health screenings, everyone should have when they see a doctor, children also need a health care provider who understands child development. A pediatric specialist monitors your child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development, measuring their progress against the average age range for certain developmental milestones. Working with a pediatric specialist can give you the peace of mind that your child is not only healthy but growing and developing at the right pace.

Pediatric specialists have specialized training to help children feel confident and comfortable while in the doctor’s office. They know how to examine your child and look for signs of illness if your child doesn’t have the vocabulary or verbal skills to communicate their symptoms clearly.

What services are included in pediatric care?

At Select Family Practice, the team offers a variety of pediatric services, including annual wellness exams and school and sports physicals.  They also offer same-day sick visits, whenever available, to diagnose and treat common childhood illnesses such as colds, the flu, strep throat, and other sore throats, ear infections, and stomach bugs.

Also, if your child suffers a minor injury, the team at Select Family Practice can stabilize sprains, provide stitches, and set minor fractures. They have in-office X-ray capabilities to provide a thorough and accurate diagnosis for your child’s injury.

How often should my child have check-ups?

In addition to the occasional sick visit, your child should see a health care provider fairly regularly for wellness checks. After infancy, your child should have wellness checks at 12, 15, 18, 24, and 30 months. Then they should have annual wellness checks from the age 3.

Most children start to see their doctor independently between the ages of 11-13 years old. Fortunately, you don’t have to find a new practice or provider. The team at Select Family Practice offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages. Their goal is to develop trusted patient-provider relationships with children and continue to see them through adolescence and adulthood.

If you’re looking for compassionate and friendly pediatric care or a medical practice that can usually provide a same-day appointment for a sick visit, call Select Family Practice today or make an appointment online.