The Center for Primary Healthcare
Doctors of Medicine & Adult Nurse Practitioners located in Orland Park, IL
When it comes to the care of your kids, you want the best and most consistent care you can find. We provide the medical care and attention to your child that we want for our own children. New parents have a lot of questions about nutrition, vaccinations and what symptoms of illness require medical attention. As children grow, parents face challenges like ADD, anxiety and even depression with their children. William Crevier, MD, and the team are prepared to help you sort through all these sorts of issues. Parents with urgent concerns about their child’s health always receive same-day attention. In this way, we hope families can eliminate unnecessary and costly visit to urgent care centers. Our providers are also on-call during ‘off-hours’ to address urgent concerns. If you are in the Orland Park, Illinois area and need health care providers that genuinely care about your child’s well-being, call or schedule an appointment online at The Center for Primary Healthcare today.
Pediatrics Q & A
What is a pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in caring for babies, children, and teenagers. William Crevier, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician, who completed his residency at Loyola University Medical Center.
Your choice of a pediatrician is an important one, as you need someone you can trust with your child’s care, often for their entire childhood. Sticking with one pediatrician is beneficial so that your family can form a relationship with the doctor, who gets to know your family’s beliefs, preferences, and history well.
When you choose a pediatrician, you should find one that is board certified. Pediatricians must meet certain requirements to keep this title and keep up on current information about caring for kids.
What do pediatricians do?
Pediatricians take care of your children in many ways, from preventive care to treatment and recovery from illnesses. You can call your pediatrician any time that you have questions about your child’s health and wellness, and visit the office as needed.
A pediatrician cares for your child by doing the following:
- Providing regular physical exams
- Giving and updating vaccinations
- Answering your questions
- Referring you to qualified specialists for your child
- Monitoring your child’s growth and development
- Giving you information about your child’s nutritional and care needs
If your child is injured or ill, a pediatrician diagnoses their illnesses, provides in-office treatments and prescribes them medications.
When should my child see a pediatrician?
From birth until age 2, you should visit your child’s pediatrician frequently for check-ups to make sure that your child is growing properly. From ages 2-5, you should visit the pediatrician once per year and as needed for illnesses and injuries. After age 5, it is still recommended that your child visits their pediatrician once per year. Pediatricians work with children until they reach age 18.
If your child isn’t developing normally, your pediatrician gives the necessary care to make sure they stay as healthy as possible. If more frequent visits are needed, your pediatrician will let you know.
If you’re in search of pediatricians who are great with kids, look no further than The Center for Primary Healthcare. You may call to make an appointment or use the online scheduling tool at any time.
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