“A Pediatrician is children’s specialists who diagnoses and treats injuries, dysfunctions, malignancies, infections,
genetic defects and organic diseases.” They perform many of the same tasks as a general physician, such as recording
medical history, ordering diagnostic tests if needed, recommending treatment plans and addressing other health
Pediatricians are physicians who are specialize in diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases and injuries in young
children, teenagers and young adults. They monitor their patients' growth and development from infancy to young
adulthood and usually provide routine healthcare treatments, such as physical examinations, immunizations and
prescriptions for antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. Pediatricians can specialize in pediatric surgery or other fields
to best treat their young patients.
These professionals need a lot of patience and must listen to their young patients' needs in order to adequately
diagnose their symptoms. They must communicate effectively with children and their guardians in order to find the
cause of the children's discomfort or illness and provide immediate, effective treatment. Pediatricians also provide
healthcare advice to their patients, counseling on topics such as teen birth control, obesity problems, eating disorders
and sex education.
The duties of Pediatricians typically includes to primary is providing quality healthcare for infants, children and
adolescents. Not only do examining young patients and diagnose and treat their injuries and illnesses, they also
monitor their development over the years to ensure proper physical and mental growth. Due to the nature of this role,
you must develop your interpersonal skills so that you can communicate effectively with children and their guardians
in order to determine the source of their discomfort or pain and select the proper treatment. Additional
responsibilities include obtaining and documenting patient medical history, discussing exam results with patients and
guardians, and counseling patients on proper diet, nutrition, hygiene and lifestyle.
Pediatricians can work in a number of environments, such as hospitals, private practice offices, health maintenance
organizations, community health centers, public health clinics, schools, or the military and government. In a typical
setting, pediatricians enjoy a pleasant working environment as they are generally assigned to offices and examination
rooms most amenable to children. Offices and rooms are equipped with children's books, toys and activities to occupy
children during waiting periods and distract them when undergoing painful procedures.
Entry Level Education
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ( MBBS).
- Master Degree in MD (Doctor of Medicine), Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.).