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Pediatrics is a collaborative specialty. Pediatricians work with other medical specialists and healthcare professionals to provide for the health and emotional needs of children.

Generally, pediatricians focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to age 21. As a child’s primary healthcare provider, a pediatrician provides:

  • Preventive health maintenance and ongoing monitoring for healthy children.
  • Medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill.
  • Coordination of care for children after hospital discharge.

Pediatricians are concerned with more than physical well-being. They also are involved with the prevention, early detection, and management of other problems that affect children and adolescents, including the following:

  • Behavioral difficulties
  • Developmental disorders
  • Functional problems
  • Social stresses
  • Depression or anxiety disorders

Select one of the Covenant Health hospitals to learn more about pediatric services at that facility.