We strive to create individualized treatment plans for each of our patients as each person has a unique history and unique needs. Some of our services include:
- Newborn Care
- Sick Visits
- Back to School
- Sports Physicals
- Immigration Physicals
- Allergy Testing and Treatment
Allergy Testing and Treatment
At South Florida Pediatrics Inc, we offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for those who struggle with allergies. We understand that allergies can manifest in various ways from environmental factors to food, and we offer a wide range of treatment options to help your child live comfortably.
Symptoms of Allergies
Possible signs of an allergic reaction include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Red eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin rashes or hives
- Swollen face, lips, or tongue
- Upset stomach
- Watery eyes
Some allergy symptoms may appear to be signs of an upset stomach, cold, or flu, making it difficult to diagnose at home. If you suspect your child has an allergy, schedule an appointment with our office to confirm a diagnosis.
We will conduct a thorough allergy test, including blood work and additional skin testing if necessary. In cases where further evaluation may be needed, we can refer your child to an allergist.
For some, careful management of allergen exposure can be enough to keep your child symptom-free. In other cases, medication may be prescribed to keep allergy symptoms under control.
For more information on our allergy treatment options, contact our office at (786) 360-2030.
Our mission here at South Florida Pediatrics Inc, is to help your child experience a happy, healthy life. While we do encourage the development of a strong immune system, we recommend vaccinating your child to reduce their risk of contracting contagious diseases that could be life-threatening.
In addition to annual flu vaccinations, we provide the recommended vaccinations for the following conditions:
- DTap (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough)
- HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Rubella (German Measles)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
Most vaccinations can be administered during a well child exam.
For more information about vaccinations or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (786) 360-2030.
Here at South Florida Pediatrics Inc, we are proud to offer exceptional newborn care to our littlest patients! We know how important it is to establish consistency with routine infant care, and we are committed to providing the highest standard of care with health screenings and monitoring to help ensure healthy development and growth in your child.
Additionally, we are here to help answer questions about feeding and sleep schedules, diaper changes, umbilical cord cleaning, and circumcision care. Whether it is your first child or your newest of many, we are here to support you as you navigate this stage of parenthood and give your child the best healthcare possible.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us today at (786) 360-2030.
A sports physical is a necessary document to ensure your child can participate in sports both in school and recreationally. At South Florida Pediatrics Inc, we make physicals a simple and easy process for all our patients.
What does a sports physical include?
Generally, all physicals begin with a discussion of medical and family history to establish your child’s health background. Common tests conducted during the physical include:
- Checking heart and lung function
- Evaluating reflexes and flexibility
- Examining the ears, nose, and throat
- Vision screening
- Evaluating Posture, Joints, Strength and Flexibility
Does a physical replace a well-child exam?
No, a sports physical does not replace a well-child exam. The goal of sports physicals is to make sure your child is healthy enough to participate in a sports program safely. A well-child exam is more comprehensive and includes an extensive examination of your child’s health.
Do I need to bring anything to the physical?
We recommend that parents bring any assistive devices such as corrective lenses, contacts, or oral appliances to your child’s physical.
Any forms your school requires us to complete including pre-participation forms should also be brought to the physical.
A sports physical is good for exactly one year. It is important to schedule your child’s physical before the old one expires to ensure that your child’s sports participation is not interrupted. For more information on sports physicals, please contact our office today at (786) 360-2030.