Pediatrics

Volusia Medical Center

Family Medicine Clinic & Preventative Medicine Specialists located in New Smyrna Beach, FL & Daytona Beach, FL

From the moment they exit the womb, children develop at a dizzying speed, which is why you need a pediatric specialist by your side. At Volusia Medical Center, John Yee, MD, provides comprehensive pediatric care, from newborn exams on up through young adulthood. If you want to ensure that your children receive the pediatric care they need to grow into healthy, strong adults, call one of the three offices in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, or Deland, Florida. Alternatively, you can request an appointment using the online booking feature.

Pediatrics

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that specializes in the overall mental, physical, and behavioral health of children. From the moment they enter the world, children grow at an incredible rate, and pediatrics is designed to oversee this growth, ensuring that important developmental milestones are met.

What is involved in pediatric care?

You want your child to have the best start in life, which is also the goal at Volusia Medical Center. Pediatric care begins with a newborn exam, which is the point at which you transition from an obstetric doctor over to a pediatrician. 

During this crucial introductory exam, your doctor checks your child’s overall health and records valuable baseline information. Perhaps the team’s most important role during your newborn exam is to review the health care concerns that you, as a parent, should be aware of. Your provider also offers valuable nutritional and safety advice so that you can do your part at home while caring for your child.

Your doctor’s next step is ensuring that your child is protected from highly contagious diseases through vaccinations, which are administered during the first two years of your child’s life.

From there, your doctor provides ongoing care as your child begins to grow in earnest, gaining mobility and exploring the world around them.

When should I see a pediatrician?

Like it or not, you may require Volusia Medical Center’s services a fair amount as your child grows. For example, before your child reaches the age of two, they may go through 8-10 colds per year. And once your child enters preschool or kindergarten, this number increases to 9-12 colds per year. 

Outside of colds and the flu, your child may experience the inevitable bumps and bruises as they learn to make their way in the world.

Whatever health care concern that crops up, your first call should be to Volusia Medical Center where the experienced team can guide your child’s care.

Aside from these isolated incidents, your doctor usually wants to see your child once a year for a check-up so that the team can keep track of your child’s health and intervene quickly if they spot an alarming trend. 

For expert pediatric care, call Volusia Medical Center or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.