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09/03/2013
By: naomiz
Spitzer Robert MD
Dr Spitzer uses all available material to diagnose a patient He then will spend a long time actually talking to the patient so as to assess clinical symptoms not found on test results. He can think outside the box and diagnose difficult diseases because he does not restrict himself to what most drs use as diagnostic tools. He uses all his years of clinical experience and research to come up with an acceptable diagnosis and treatment plan and succeeds where others have often failed. He is also a very concerned and compassionate man who cares very deeply about the welfare of his patients.
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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