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By: Hedy D.
Beauregard Memorial Hospital
Went to emergency room at 9pm due to a compressed nerve in shoulder/arm with pain that was unbearable. I finally was seen at midnight after moaning/groaning and crying for 3 hrs. Bed sheet was stained, and floor had old blood stains. I ask for water, which I got one hr later. Finally seen doctor at 3:30am who diagnosed it being "Carpel Tunnel" giving me an injection in my wrist saying it will help in seconds, considered a miracle shot. Well the only thing it did, was now numb my thumb and middle finger, where only my index was numb. The pain in shoulder/arm was still horrible. His attitude changed towards me, and went to prescribe me pain meds. When doctor left room, the nurse rudely said "the emergency room is for life threatening situations!"
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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