What is a Pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians are educated and trained specifically in the health and illnesses of infants, teens and young adults. Pediatricians may be certified by the American Board of Pediatrics after passing a comprehensive exam.

Pediatricians provide preventive care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice about growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

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