Pediatrics cares for children of all ages, from newborns to teenagers. It provides treatment for acute and chronic illness, educates young patients on the benefits of health care and nutrition, and preserves health through preventive measures like screenings and vaccinations. At Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D., in Houston, Texas, the highly experienced team provides comprehensive pediatrics. To schedule an appointment for your child, call the office or book online today.
Pediatrics is a branch of primary care focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing illness in infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends people receive pediatric care until the age of 21.
Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. offer several types of pediatrics services, including:
A well visit, or annual exam, is an opportunity for your child to check-in on their physical and mental health. During a well visit, your child’s pediatrician conducts a physical exam, orders laboratory testing, updates immunizations, and refills prescription medication as necessary.
A sick visit is a doctor’s appointment used to diagnose a specific health problem. Acute illnesses like strep throat, the seasonal flu, and pink eye can strike at any time. A sick visit provides prompt treatment to get your child back on the road to recovery.
Vaccines “teach” your child’s immune system to identify and attack harmful pathogens like viruses and bacteria. They’re an important component of primary care and protect your child as well as the community. Most daycares, schools, and youth sports organizations require children to receive vaccines on a regular basis.
Circumcision is a quick, outpatient surgery used to remove the foreskin from a boy’s penis. It provides several health benefits, including easier hygiene, decreased risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of penile problems like phimosis, and a decreased risk of penile cancer.
Many schools, daycares, and youth sports organizations require their students and athletes to undergo a comprehensive physical before the start of a new school year or season. Following the completion of a sports or school physical, your child’s provider signs a release they can give to their teacher or coach.
Children and teenagers are always on the go. This zest for life and physical activity makes them more susceptible to certain injuries like cuts and lacerations, sprains and strains, and broken bones. The physicians at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. provide treatment for these issues, including stitches and sutures, casts, splints, and physical therapy.
Pediatrics doesn’t just provide medical attention, it also educates and informs. Every time your child visits their pediatrician, they can learn tips and tricks to improve their physical and mental health, as well as their quality of life in general.
The physicians at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. recommend children receive pediatric care once each year. This ensures they remain on schedule for vaccinations. It also allows for preventive screenings and check-ups that can catch potentially serious health problems.
Schedule a pediatrics appointment for your child at Fernando Bueso, M.D., P.A. and Francisco J. Bueso, M.D. Call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.