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Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine

Peds 4 Kids

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine located in Rego Park, NY

Your child’s body is changing with each passing day. Peds 4 Kids partners with you to give you peace of mind by knowing your child or teen is hitting the right developmental milestones. A board-certified pediatrician, Daniela Atanassova-Lineva, MD, provides high-quality pediatric and adolescent medicine for children from infancy to age 21. To give your child the benefit of trusted pediatric and adolescent care, call the practice in Rego Park, New York, today or schedule a consultation online.

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Q & A

What is pediatric medicine?

Pediatric medicine is healthcare that spans your child’s life -- from infancy to adulthood. At Peds 4 Kids, the practice supplies a broad array of healthcare services for children and teens.

These pediatric services include:

  • Well-child exams
  • Immunizations
  • Onsite blood tests
  • Childhood obesity evaluations and nutrition counseling
  • Hearing and vision screenings
  • Sick visits, including rapid strep throat and flu tests
  • Remote diagnosis and treatment via telemedicine

The practice caters to the unique needs of children and adolescents with healthcare tailored to each stage of development.

What is a well-child visit?

A well-child visit is a checkup focusing on preventive care to make sure your child’s development is on track. Dr. Atanassova-Lineva advises you of the right schedule for well-child visits, but, generally, these visits occur at least once a year after age 3.

During the checkup, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva performs a physical exam to assess your child’s growth against certain benchmarks. This includes measurements of his or her height and weight and, if your child is an infant or toddler, measuring the circumference of their head.

Your visit also may include:

  • Hearing, vision, and other screening tests
  • Blood tests
  • Immunizations

This checkup is an ideal time to focus on your child's overall wellness. If you’ve noticed changes in your child’s behavior or development, a well-child visit is a good opportunity to discuss what you’ve observed.

What is adolescent medicine?

Your adolescent encounters different health and wellness issues with age. As your teen goes through puberty, his or her checkup includes different tests than when your child was younger.

You can expect your adolescent to be screened for:

  • Scoliosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Cholesterol
  • Sexually transmitted diseases

Peds 4 Kids makes sure your teen’s immunizations are on track. For example, here are vaccinations your child should have by age 13:

  • Chickenpox (if they have not had chickenpox)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Meningococcal
  • Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis booster (Tdap)

For teenagers who play sports, Dr. Atanassova-Lineva may discuss how to stay healthy and prevent injuries with them.

If you’ve been seeking expert pediatric or adolescent care for your child or teen, Peds 4 Kids offers a pediatrician who’s board certified in both pediatric and adolescent medicine. Call today or schedule a consultation online.