The science of prevention and treatment of childhood diseases is called “pediatrics”. A specialist in this section of medicine should improve a child’s health.
The profession is considered one of the most difficult because of the specifics of the work. It is necessary not just to work, but to be able to get along with children. In children’s wards there is no opportunity to relax, to sit the whole working day, you can constantly hear screams and crying. Responsibility is what stops many people from going to pediatrician studies.
Depending on the diagnosis, the prescribed treatment can make the child better or worse. This will affect the whole life of the little patient. Difficulties also arise with increased risk of allergies, taking medicines (if they are not good), even with the diagnosis (it is difficult for children to sit still).
Pediatrician is a doctor who examines and treats children of different age groups. His tasks include diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the child. The main goal of the doctor is to keep children healthy. The list of diseases that the pediatrician is engaged in:
- bronchial asthma;
- kidney diseases;
- intestinal disorders;
- childhood infections (scarlet, chickenpox);
- rheumatism and others.
- The height, weight and volume of body parts, as well as temperature and reflexes – this is what the pediatrician checks. The doctor examines the skin, punches the abdomen and listens to the heartbeat.
He works on the call to specific addresses, is attached to specific areas, he is called to the house, he performs his duties at home with the patient – this is what the district pediatrician does.
Therapist and pediatrician
Pediatrician – a broad profile specialist, but only on children’s diseases. The doctor accepts patients under 18 years. There is no adult pediatrician, there is a physician therapist. This specialist accepts adults from 18 years of age and, if necessary, prescribes a referral to a doctor of a narrower specialization.
However, the age difference between the therapist and pediatrician is not the only one. What the latter does is to monitor the health of the child, in the first years of life it is worth visiting him every month. He looks after the weight, fever, prescribes a referral for ultrasound and other diagnostic procedures, ie, not only cures diseases, but also deals with the protection of the child’s health.
The therapist does a few other things, namely, diagnoses and treats internal organs. His main task is the correct formulation of the diagnosis. This is a wide profile specialist, who also prescribes a referral for tests and prescribes treatment. If the disease is more severe or rare, it will be referred to a doctor of narrow specialization.