At a minimum, the pediatrician should be familiar with genetic disease on the newborn screen and other genetic diseases they may see in their office. It’s also important to recognize the child with multiple medical issues who also may need referral to a genetic or metabolic specialist.
Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH
Pediatricians need to recognize symptoms of perinatal depression in new mothers, provide basic counseling and treatment, and refer for appropriate services when needed.
Pediatricians need to understand both pathophysiology and management of concussion to correctly address the question of return-to-play for athletes after a jolt to the head.
Changes in healthcare systems, payment, and the practice of medicine have made significant impacts on the personal and professional lives as well as well-being of pediatricians.
When and how to use rapid testing for influenza
A child’s cancer diagnosis presents psychosocial issues that the community pediatrician needs to assess and treat for the total well-being of the child, siblings, and parents.
What do patients and their families really understand about their healthcare and what can pediatricians do about it?
The premise is to use a patient’s own genetic information to guide decisions for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and other health conditions.