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Who is My Child's Doctor?

Your child's general pediatrician is your child's doctor.

Your child should his or her general pediatrician for check-ups, shots and illness. Should your child develop any problems, your doctor may refer you to a specialist.

Specialists are trained in a specific aspect of medicine. Some disorders may require your child to see a specialist more often than their general pediatrician. However, your child's general pediatrician is their doctor and needs to see him or her at least once a year for a checkup.

For issues not related to the disorder your child is seeing a specialist for, you should take your child to their general pediatrician.

The following schedule is recommended:

  • After birth (not in hospital)
  • One month old
  • Two months old
  • Four months old
  • Six months old
  • Nine months old
  • One year old
  • 15 months old
  • 18 months old
  • Two years old
  • Every year afterwards

Having your child see the doctor every year helps him or her stay healthy, as well as, be responsible for their own health as they grow up.


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