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Pediatrics
While all of the people who rely on Kimberly Cares in Houston, Texas, for health care are valued members of the practice family, the youngest patients hold a special place in the heart of Kimberly Barrow, MSN, APRN, NP-C. Pediatrics services allow Kimberly to help families ensure their little ones are healthy and thriving. Booking a visit takes just moments online or over the phone, so don’t delay. 

Pediatrics Q & A

What kinds of pediatrics services are available?

Pediatrics is an area of medical practice focused on addressing the needs of children from birth through adolescence. Working with a skilled and experienced pediatric health care professional is a great way for kids to stay healthy and for parents to enjoy peace-of-mind. 

Newborn care 

These visits focus on assessing your child’s development. It is also the setting where your little one receives the vaccines needed for a strong immune system. Issues like feeding and sleep schedules as well as baby proofing can be covered during newborn care appointments. 

Well child visits 

These appointments are the foundation of pediatric health. Annual well child exams allow Kimberly to check for normal development throughout early childhood and give parents a chance to discuss nutrition, healthy screen time, sleep quality, and more. 

Sick visits

Illness and injury in children can arise when you least expect it, and having a trusted practitioner to turn to can go a long way toward easing stress and beginning a prompt treatment plan. 

Kimberly loves working with kids and watching them grow and thrive. 

Why are routine well child visits so important?

Routine well child visits are the central component of solid pediatric health. During these exams, Kimberly gathers essential data on your child’s health.

Some of the things that might be assessed during your child’s visit include:

  • Height and weight
  • Vision
  • Reflexes
  • Skin condition
  • Basic neurological function. 

The information collected during well child visits is added to your child’s personal medical record. This living document is a valuable resource that tracks your child’s health over time. It can show troubling changes and guide the diagnostic process if a serious health issue arises. 

Well child visits are also an opportunity for parents to get the information needed to support their child’s health at home. Parenthood can be stressful, and having the support of a trusted professional can provide peace-of-mind — a valuable benefit.  

How can I help a child who is fearful about medical exams?

Many kids are fearful of coming in for a medical visit. Some have had previous bad experiences, while others are just reacting to negative messaging from friends and family. 

The team members at Kimberly Cares go out of their way to get to know your child and help them feel comfortable while in the office. Visits are fun and informative, and as your child grows older, they are encouraged to actively participate in the visit. 

There are also numerous great children’s books that focus on how fun it is to get a physical exam. Find one written for your child’s age range and read it together prior to your visit. You are also welcome to bring your little one in with you during your own physical exam so they can see that there is nothing to fear.  

Book a pediatrics visit today using the easy online scheduling tool. You can also call to check appointment availability during normal business hours.

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