Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care offered in Irvine, Eastvale and Corona, CA

Toddlers, adolescents, and teenagers, need pediatric care that specializes in their health, development, and growth. At American Pediatrics, with offices in Eastvale, Corona, and Irvine, California, the experienced team understands the full spectrum of your child’s potential health needs as they grow and develop into young adults. They offer personalized medical care and mental health support to help your children stay healthy throughout their childhood and adolescence. Call the nearest office or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today. 

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care, also known as adolescent care, is a specialty of health care that addresses all of the physical, behavioral, and emotional health needs of children of all ages. The team at American Pediatrics sees patients from zero months to young adulthood through both in-person and telehealth visits. 

Children may experience a wide range of health needs as they grow and develop. The team not only ensures they’re meeting their developmental milestones, but makes sure they’re happy and receives proper care for their health concerns. 

What does pediatric care involve?

At American Pediatrics, the team offers the full spectrum of pediatric care services, including:

Well-child exams  

Well-child exams check on your child’s health and well-being. During an in-person or telehealth visit, the team may recommend preventive health screenings, nutritional and exercise improvements, immunizations, and behavioral health changes to keep your child healthy and happy. Well-child visits are often available during the same week.  

Behavioral health 

The team provides assessments for behavioral health issues like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other conditions to improve your child’s social and emotional well-being. They can also recommend your child to a specialist for additional care, such as talk therapy or behavioral therapy. 

Chronic disease management 

Children with chronic diseases such as allergies might need ongoing care to help them manage their condition and symptoms effectively. 

Sick visits

If your child suffers an acute illness or injury, the team offers sick visits and, if necessary, after care hours to provide prompt treatment for their condition. Your child might need acute care for problems like ear infections, eye concerns, skin rashes, throat pain, or a chronic cough. 

Sexual health 

American Pediatrics may also discuss your child’s sexual health and provide counseling for contraception (birth control). They also encourage your child to ask questions about puberty and sexuality. 

What happens during a pediatric care visit?

Pediatric care visits are tailored to your child’s medical history, age, and health needs. They’re scheduled every few months in infancy and the early stages of adolescence. When your child begins attending school, it’s very important to plan for annual physical exams. 

During their visit, the team may also recommend any necessary immunizations your child needs, including DTaP, MMR, polio, varicella (chickenpox), and boosters. Their pediatrician looks at their immunization history to determine their vaccine schedule. 

They also check to see if your child’s growth and development are normal. They might spend time talking with you and your child about their lifestyle habits, including sleep, exercise, diet, and behavioral health. Then, they offer personalized recommendations to help them achieve better health in every aspect of their life. 

American Pediatrics accepts most private insurance plans. To schedule your child’s pediatric care visit, call American Pediatrics or book an appointment online today.