Islamorada Medical Center
Family Medicine located in Tavernier, FL & Marathon, FL
Properly caring for children maximizes their physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being. At Islamorada Medical Center in Tavernier and Marathon, Florida, the experienced family medicine specialists offer comprehensive pediatrics care for children of all ages. Call the Islamorada Medical Center office to schedule a sick visit, physical, or wellness check-up, or use the online booking feature today.
Pediatrics Q & A
What is pediatrics?
At Islamorada Medical Center, pediatrics, or pediatric care, includes comprehensive medical evaluations and treatments for children of all ages. Pediatric care begins before birth and continues throughout childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood.
Children’s mental health, physical health, and development rely on superior pediatric care, as children's brains and bodies undergo significant changes as they grow. The pediatric specialists at Islamorada Medical Center care for every aspect of your child’s health.
Which health problems are common in pediatric patients?
Pediatric care at Islamorada Medical Center covers everything connected to your child’s well-being. If they’re sick or injured, take them to Islamorada Medical Center for same-day urgent care.
Common childhood injuries and other health conditions that might require urgent care include:
- Vomiting and diarrhea
- Strep throat
- Colds and flu
- Foreign object (e.g., fish hook) removal
- Insect bites
- Skin rashes
- Sports injuries
- Burns and cuts
- Ear pain and infections
- Minor broken bones
The pediatrics experts can also help your child manage a chronic disease. Examples of long-term health problems include eczema, allergies, cystic fibrosis, asthma, acne, and mental health problems. Your child’s provider can treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and eating disorders.
Islamorada Medical Center focuses on preventive medical care, reducing your child’s risk of injuries, illnesses, and diseases. Throughout infancy and childhood, immunizations protect children from deadly diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, and more.
Your pediatrician offers routine wellness check-ups and physical exams, including school and sports physicals. They offer advice on diet and exercise, and medical weight loss for children with excess body weight.
Which pediatrics services are available?
Islamorada Medical Center offers an array of pediatric treatments with minimal risk of side effects.
The specific treatments your child may need depend on their condition. For instance, if they have a bacterial disease like a urinary tract infection (UTI), strep throat, or conjunctivitis (pink eye), antibiotics help clear the infection.
However, antibiotics aren’t useful for viral infections. In this case, your Islamorada Medical Center provider offers advice about caring for the child at home using conservative remedies.
Other medications your child may be a candidate for include stimulants for ADHD, inhalants for asthma, and medicated skin creams for acne and eczema.
If your child has a condition that requires specialized treatment, such as childhood cancer, the pediatric specialists at Islamorada Medical Center offer referrals. They work with your child’s specialist to ensure comprehensive care.
To learn more about the superior pediatric services at Islamorada Medical Center, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.