Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with the care of children and the treatment of childhood diseases and issues. Typically, children see a pediatrician from infancy until they are around 16 years old, or as advised by their pediatrician.
Children grow and develop so much in the first two decades of life, working toward numerous health milestones along the way. During this time, their health needs are different from those of an adult, and they may benefit from being cared for by a specially trained pediatrician.
Pediatric care includes:
Pediatricians also focus on the prevention, detection and management of other issues that affect children and adolescents, including: