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Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care services offered in West Linn, OR


When it comes to your kids’ medical needs, a pediatric care practice is the best place to go. Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, provides sick visits and wellness care for children up to 18 years old in West Linn, Oregon. To schedule your child’s next appointment with pediatrician Badia Jabbour, MD, and the team, call Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.

Pediatric Care Q&A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is medical care focused specifically on the needs of babies, kids, and adolescents. Pediatricians like the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, have an in-depth understanding of childhood growth and development and how various illnesses affect children.

Pediatric care isn’t the same as adult medical care. While they offer some of the same services, and many assume that children are just like small adults, pediatric care takes a distinct approach and meets the unique needs of kids and adolescents regarding health and wellness.

Your child’s pediatrician observes them as they grow and ensures they hit key stages of growth and development at the appropriate times. 

When does my child need pediatric care?

Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, provides multiple medical services for your kids and makes sure they stay on track with those services as they get older. You can book a pediatric appointment with your child for:

Illnesses and minor injuries

A sick visit at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, gives you answers and guidance on how to care for your child when they’re not feeling well or obtain an injury that isn’t severe enough for emergency care. The team can treat your child for acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions. 

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are vital to preventive care and can boost your child’s immunity to numerous infectious illnesses. 

Wellness care

Wellness appointments cover your child’s health and support a healthy lifestyle at home. You should bring your child in for regular physical exams as they grow and school or sports physicals when necessary. 

Mental health

Mental health care is a necessary part of pediatric care and can address conditions like depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids. 

When does my child stop getting pediatric care?

Pediatric care starts when your child is born. As they go through the stages of development, the team at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, addresses all of their health and wellness needs, including preventive care. 

Typically, a child can stop seeing their pediatrician and move on to a family practitioner or internist for their medical needs when they turn 18. Physicians specializing in adult care, or for people of all ages, are a better fit for your child once they’ve reached adulthood. 

Schedule your child’s next pediatric visit over the phone or online at Kids First Pediatric Clinic, LLC, today.

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