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By: Keri H.
Parkside Pediatrics
Everyone is so sweet and caring. They truly care about your child and your family. Dr. Woodlief is who my daughter has seen since she was a newborn at the hospital; she is so sweet and always answers every question I have. Anytime I have ever had to see a different doctor or nurse practitioner, they have been wonderful!
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By: melkeller
Parkside Pediatrics
Whenever I have called for an appointment, I have always been able to be seen quickly. Wait time once in the office has never been more than 15 minutes. Doctors seem compassionate and knowledgable.
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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