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By: Nina G.
Ireland Thomas A MD
My child is running constant high fever overnight, Dr. Ireland gave my 4yo a shot of Rocephin antibiotic with out any diagnosis.He did a blood count that shows high WBC (which means there is an infection). However it can be viral or bacterial. Antibiotic don't cure virus. He didn't rule out mono, flu or strep. As an RN and a mom, I know shot is not always the first line of treatment and I am upset that he traumatize my child with NON-SENSE shot aside from too often antibiotics can develop antibiotic-resistance. My child still runs high fever the next day and we cancel my child's follow up with him and went to Dr. Price. She run a test and it was mononucleosis virus, NO need for antibiotic,. Moms don't let your child suffer and be a trial and error.
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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