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Pediatric Care

Beacon Family Health Care

Board Certified Family Physicians located in Austin, TX

Providing your child with consistent care, whether as a preventive measure or to treat an ongoing illness, is important to ensure they become familiar with seeing a doctor. At Beacon Family Health Care, Erica Swegler, MD, provides welcoming pediatric care to children in the Austin, Texas, community. Treating patients from newborns to adolescents, she offers early diagnosis of any developmental issues or genetic disorders. To learn more about pediatric care for your child, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is the medical care of newborns, children, and adolescents up to 18 years old. Pediatric care provides children who are chronically ill or suffering from a chronic disease with ways to manage their illnesses or conditions. Pediatric care also provides preventive health care.

Family Physicians are specifically trained to provide welcoming, gentle, and effective treatment. They offer office visits, disease management, and health education. They also look after the overall emotional, physical, and mental well-being of their young patients.

What does pediatric care diagnose?

Pediatric care focuses on keeping a child in good health and empowering them to live a long, healthy life. Family Physicians work to reduce hospital visits as well as the spread of disease by their young patients.

Beacon Family Health Care can diagnose and treat conditions in children such as infections, chronic diseases, congenital or genetic conditions, and cancer.

If you have children in your family, it’s important to seek care when they are young in order to diagnose potential illnesses and conditions, ensure they receive preventive vaccinations, and keep them in good health.

What does pediatric care treat?

Family Physicians treat an array of conditions and provide guidance to prevent diseases from forming or worsening. Their goal is to make sure a child has a long-term successful treatment and an improved quality of life.

Pediatric care at Beacon Family Health Care includes:

  • Routine office visits and vaccinations
  • Infections
  • Developmental disorders or behavioral issues
  • Disabilities
  • Chronic diseases or conditions

Family Physicians also step in after a newborn leaves the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to provide follow-up care, and they provide guidance to older children and teenagers that allows them to manage a chronic illness.

How does pediatric care differ from adult care?

Compared to adults, children are still developing mentally and physically. Thus, they require different treatment approaches. Your pediatrician at  Beacon Family Health Care is specifically educated in diagnosing and treating younger patients and care focuses on a child’s healthy future.

Genetic or congenital defects, the beginnings of a chronic disease, and developmental issues are always an important concern regarding your child. 

At Beacon Family Health Care, pediatric care combined with an early diagnosis can improve symptoms, prevent severe or fatal reactions to the condition, and provide the family and child with manageable at-home treatments to cope with symptoms or the condition itself.

To find high quality pediatric care, reach out by phone or online to book an appointment with Beacon Family Health Care today.