Symptom Checker

Child Plus Pediatrics understands that getting access to great pediatric care is important to us all. That said, we provide you with this Symptom Checker for you to get the answers you want quick and easy.

If for some reason this does not answer your question or you feel you need to come see us, please email or call us asap so we can get you in as soon as possible.

What Is A Nurse Practitioner?

A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids.

A nurse practitioner (also referred to as advanced practice nurses, or APNs) have a master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric NP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens.

A NP who specializes in pediatrics can:

  • Document health history and perform a physical exam
  • Plan a child’s care with parents and the child’s health care team
  • Order medical tests and procedures
  • Answer questions about health problems
  • Treat common childhood illnesses
  • Specialize in and manage chronic illnesses
  • Change the plan of care with a child’s doctor as needed
  • Teach families about the effects of illness on a child’s growth and
  • development
  • Teach kids about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Write prescriptions
  • Provide referrals to community groups
  • Provide telemedicine care for children and their parents

A NP Plays A Large Role

Many participate in education, research, and legislative activities to improve the quality of health care in the United States.

A Pediatric NP can deliver much of the health care that kids require, consulting doctors and specialists as necessary. Educating kids and their families about normal growth and childhood development issues (e.g., toilet training, temper tantrums, biting) is a big part of the pediatric NP’s role.

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Immunizations/Vaccine Information

Child Plus understands that protecting your child’s health is very important to you. Raising a child does not come with instructions but it does come with many decisions. Some decisions are easier than others, but when it comes to your child’s safety, Child Plus is passionate about helping you make the right decisions for their health. The decision to vaccinate can be a very powerful choice that’s safe, proven, and effective. Immunizations give you the power to protect your baby from 14 serious childhood diseases.

Getting rid of diseases through vaccinations is one of the greatest success stories in the history of public health. However, with this success many people have not seen the horrible effects that diseases like polio, measles, or whooping cough can have on us. While many people believe these diseases are no longer a threat, decreased vaccinations rates have shown that these diseases do exist and outbreaks can occur.

Here are some helpful links about vaccinations and our vaccination schedule.

  1. Vaccine refusal risks and responsibilities
  2. Vaccination Statement
  3. CDC Vaccination Schedule (birth through 6 years)
  4. CDC Vaccination Schedule (7-18 Years Old)