Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care offered in Roseville, CA

Are you looking for pediatric care for your family? Reach out to John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California. The experts are honored to be a part of your child’s life and help them grow and flourish. Schedule an appointment for pediatric care online or over the phone today.

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is health care geared towards children, adolescents, and teens. Pediatric care focuses on the unique concerns of these young, growing individuals. The goal of the Roseville Family Healthcare team is to ensure your child is as physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy as possible as they undergo the many developmental changes of youth.

When you bring your child in for pediatric care, you not only ensure that you’re setting them up for success with preventive medicine, but you’re also showing them how to pursue good health into adulthood.

What is a sick visit?

Kids get sick a lot, and sick visits are a big part of pediatric care. During a sick visit, the team at Roseville Family Healthcare will evaluate your child’s symptoms, diagnose them, and prescribe medication if needed. It can be hard to tell when it’s time to call the doctor, but in general, if your child is over a year and experiences any of the following symptoms, schedule a sick visit:

  • Cold symptoms lasting longer than a week
  • Earache
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Poor appetite
  • Unexpected rash
  • Behavior issues like excessive sleepiness or increased fussiness

If your child is under a year old and experiences vomiting, coughing, diarrhea, sneezing, or fever, you should bring them in as well.

How often should my child visit the doctor for a wellness exam?

Wellness exams and visits are essential to any child’s health plan. During a wellness exam, your child’s doctor has the opportunity to prevent illness through immunizations, address your concerns, monitor their growth and development, and spot any potential physical or behavioral issues early on.

While every child is different, wellness exams are generally scheduled based on age. For example, most doctors recommend checkups once a month for babies up to four months old, then every three months until they’re two. After two and a half years, your child needs a wellness exam annually.

Your children are precious to you. Invest in their health with pediatric care from the kind, caring, family-oriented team at Roseville Family Healthcare. Schedule your appointment via the online booking tool or over the phone today.