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08/23/2015
By: Gwendolyn S.
Middlebrooks Tracy W Jr MD PC FAAP
We Positively LOVE Dr. Middlebrooks and staff. Dr. Middlebrooks is professional, thorough and prompt. More often than not he will answer the phone after hours. I feel as though he has the health of my children as his number one priority. He has been treating my children for 16 years and not once have I felt my call or concern was not given prompt attention. I highly recommend him as a family pediatrician!
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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