How to Choose a Provider for Your Child

baby

When it comes to your child’s medical care, you have a choice between Pediatrics and Family Medicine.

Pediatrics
The focus of Pediatrics is the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth through adolescence. The primary focus of pediatrics is prevention and health promotion. Some pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners have additional training in a subspecialty area such as cardiology, critical care or emergency medicine, or hematology.

Family Medicine
The focus of the Family Medicine Department is the health of both the individual and his/her family. Because Family Medicine Providers train in many areas, they are qualified to see patients of all ages, with all types of health care needs. This means your child would be able to see the same provider from birth through adulthood. Family medicine providers render personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community, emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion. Family Medicine Physicians and Nurse Practitioners train in areas such as pediatrics, women’s health, prenatal care, adult medicine, and geriatrics.

Make an appointment today for your child at one of our community health centers in Boston, Plymouth or Cape Cod!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s