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By: a_lang
Pediatrics Associates
Dr. Wurm and Dr. Rhoden are truly exceptional pediatricians! Previously, we tolerated some rough experiences just to continue having these two awesome doctors provide our daughters' health care. I am super excited about this new practice and expect both doctors will be even more exceptional because they are now much more in control of the overall patient/doctor/parent experience. The Pediatric Associates website is easily navigated and provides a wealth of information concerning the practice and also a fabulous link section with help for every age and health or behavioral concern. I appreciate small things like this because a Google search can easily disturb an already worried parent! Starting one's search from the pediatricians' website provides a less stressful experience in most cases. :) My family would recommend this practice to anyone looking for a pediatrician, whether for a new addition to the family or just a change of pace. This office provides the care and family atmosphere that is lacking in many offices on the Coast.
By: Lucy B.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
He is the best!!! And I'm demanding when it comes to choosing a physician to treat me or my family. I've been around the world, and I never found anyone like him. He is caring and I trust my life on him.
By: Margaret D.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
Dr. Christie has been my OB GYN for approximately 16 years. He has taken extremely good care of me. I am so grateful for his care of me.
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By: Edie G.
Karpitskaya Yekaterina MD
professional and real good at her job
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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