Pediatric Care

Estero Healthcare

Family Medicine Clinic located in Fort Myers Beach, FL

Before your child reaches their teenage years, they can have a whopping 8-12 colds a year. Now add all of the little accidents and injuries that are part and parcel of being a child, and you need expert pediatric care at your disposal. At Estero Healthcare, the qualified team provides pediatric care at their two locations in north and south Fort Myers Beach, Florida. If your child needs medical attention, call ahead, use the online booking tool, or come in during the hours of operation.

Pediatric Care Q & A

Why do I need specialized pediatric care?

The word pediatric comes from the two Greek words, “pais” and “iatros,” which mean “child” and “healer,” respectively. Together, they form pediatrics, which is a branch of medicine devoted to the health care of children up to the age of 18.

There are many reasons why children need a special level of care, starting with the fact that their bodies are developing at a dizzying rate, which influences the care they should receive. Medical professionals who have a pediatric background understand that a common medical problem, such as the flu, can have an entirely different effect on a toddler whose immune system isn’t fully developed.

Also, because their musculoskeletal structures are works in progress, fractures and other injuries need specialized care.

At Estero Healthcare, the team has the experience and training necessary to handle most common pediatric problems.

What are the most common pediatric complaints?

Whether you’re a first-time parent or you’ve been through the drill already, you know that visits to the doctor are routine occurrences as they grow and explore the world around them. The most common reasons why people seek pediatric care include:

  • Injuries, including fractures and strains
  • Cuts and burns
  • Infections
  • Colds and flus
  • Earaches
  • Fever
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Stomachaches

The list above merely represents the more common problems that children face, but anytime your child isn’t feeling well or injuries themself, Estero Healthcare offers prompt and expert attention at both of its locations.

What treatments are available to children?

The two Estero Healthcare locations offer on-site X-rays and laboratories. These two front-line diagnostic services are critical when it comes to evaluating your child’s injury or illness. Once your provider gets to the bottom of your child’s discomfort, they can recommend a plan of action.

The providers at Estero Healthcare offer many treatments, including:

  • Injury care, including sutures
  • Infection care
  • Medications, including antibiotics
  • Bracing and splinting
  • At-home recommendations

It’s hard to cover all of the treatments, as each depends upon your child’s ailment. Rest assured, the staff works diligently to provide the medical help your child needs.

For more information on pediatric care, call Estero Healthcare, schedule an appointment using the online booking tool, or visit one of their two locations.