Dr. Anna Wolak, MBBS, MCFP, discusses how you can prepare your baby for immunizations.

What is Local Pediatrician

Many parents aren’t sure whether to find a local family physician or a local pediatrician for their child. Let’s look at the differences: A local pediatrician is a physician who has taken education and training in treating infants and children (generally up to the age of 18, although some see patients until about age 21). A local pediatrician will have taken extensive training in children’s physical and mental health (for example, ADHD). A local family physician is a medical doctor who works with infants, children, adults and seniors. Instead of having to find a new local family physician once the child is 18 or so, a family doctor can keep seeing the child as an adult. It’s a personal decision and there is no right or wrong answer. A local pediatrician and local family physician may perform annual physical exams, giving immunizations, treating injuries and infections, helping patients manage chronic diseases such as asthma or juvenile diabetes, monitoring developmental milestones and providing nutritional advice (from infant nutrition to teen’s nutrition). A local pediatrican or family physician can also refer a child to other specialists as needed, for example a local gastroenterologist for celiac disease or a psychiatrist for depression.

 

Dr. Hilje Makken

Dr. Hilje Makken

Pediatrician
Fort Erie, ON
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Dr. John Coyne

Pediatrician
Fort Erie, ON
Dr. Fatima Bhetasi

Dr. Fatima Bhetasi

Pediatrician
Welland, ON
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Dr. Youness Al-Darazi

Pediatrician
Welland, ON
Dr. Amador Visbal

Dr. Amador Visbal

Pediatrician
Welland, ON
Dr. Peter Bonsu

Dr. Peter Bonsu

Pediatrician
Welland, ON
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Dr. Chander Bhagirath

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Barbara Stouter

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Donna Snyder

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Lawrence Donkor

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
Dr. Wang-Cheong Mak

Dr. Wang-Cheong Mak

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Grazyna Jackiewicz

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Omer Shaikh

Pediatrician
Niagara Falls, ON
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Dr. Kalimuddin Pirbhai

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Leslie Nash

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Hala Shakhatreh

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Sabnavis Rau

Pediatrician
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Dr. Michael Burger

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Peter McMain

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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Dr. Parminder Brar

Pediatrician
St Catharines, ON
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