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07/23/2008
By: cgbush
Neighborhood Healthcare Centers Of Northeast Georgia Health Syst
Dr. Tim Flynn has two medical specialties - Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. I've been his patient for 10 years and couldn't be more satisfied. I became acquainted with Dr. Flynn when I had been bitten by a spider. I had already been to a hospital ER, but it kept getting worse - red streaks up my arm. Dr. Flynn examined it, changed the antibiotic, and had me come in every day for 10 days so he could lance my finger (where the bite was). I have no scar, no trace of a problem. He helped my good friend solve the problems she had adjusting her thyroid medicine, blood pressure meds, etc., and her consistently high blood pressure has now become normal. My daughter, who lives in Europe and has multiple physical problems, always checks in with Dr. Flynn when she is in the States. She values his guidance.
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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