4-Years Medical School Plus 3-Year Residency Program treating children(ages birth – 21 years).
Family Practice Physician
4 Years Medical School Plus 2-3-Year Residency Program treating adults, geriatrics, and children.
Pediatrician Training :100% of time treating children ages birth through 21 years Family Practice Training : Less than 30% of time treating children under 21 years.
Pediatricians understand that children are not simply small adults. They often present different symptoms from adults. They may need different prescriptions or treatments than adults. Pediatricians are specially trained to recognize the importance of these differences, especially with young children and newborns.
As part of their extensive training, pediatricians are experienced in the physical, emotional, and social development of children. Children may be too young or shy to talk so pediatricians understand the importance of listening carefully to your child, and to you. Pediatricians answer your questions, helping you to understand and promote your child’s healthy development. Pediatricians also address issues affecting a child’s family and home environment.