General Pediatrics Specialist

Lapeer Pediatrics

Board Certified Pediatricians located in Lapeer, MI

When it comes to general pediatrics, board-certified pediatricians Mohammad Al-Harastani, MD, FAAP, and Sami Al-Harastani, MD, at Lapeer Pediatrics are the experts you’re looking for. In Lapeer, Michigan, the team provides a range of valuable and personalized pediatric services, including blood work and testing, immunizations, preventive care, medications, and education on healthy lifestyle changes. The caring providers treat a great many conditions affecting children and adolescents through age 21. To schedule an appointment, call Lapeer Pediatrics or book one on online.

General Pediatrics

What is general pediatrics?

Pediatrics is the medical care of newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. The team at Lapeer Pediatrics strives to achieve better health for everyone from birth to age 21.

Pediatric care includes physical exams, medication, immunizations, lab work and testing, education on how to improve nutrition and quality of life, and more.

The team at Lapeer Pediatrics works closely with every parent and child to lower disease risks and improve health and wellness.

Why would my child need a pediatric visit?

Pediatric visits help patients and their parents stay up-to-date on education, testing, immunizations, and more. Some pediatric visits are to seek treatment for things like acne, colds, whooping cough, bronchitis, and digestive upsets.

Some pediatric complications and concerns can come along with both physical and emotional challenges. At Lapeer Pediatrics, the pediatricians evaluate every aspect of wellness, including mental and physical health and function.

Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition involving chronic inflammation and swelling of the airways (bronchial tubes). This inflammation can appear in flare-ups and usually comes with symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.

Sometimes, things in the environment and some substances can irritate the airways and trigger an attack.

Eczema

With eczema (atopic dermatitis), children typically have itchy, red skin. The symptoms can come and go in flare-ups. Eczema is more common in children.

Other symptoms of eczema include small, raised bumps on the skin that can leak fluid and crust over when scratched. Some children with eczema have cracked, scaly, or thickened skin.

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial respiratory infection. The most common symptom is a harsh cough with a “whoop” sound.

What are the advantages of pediatric care?

Pediatric care is especially beneficial for both child and parent. Pediatric care can lower your child’s risk of diseases and complications, and can reveal important information about your child’s health like their blood sugar levels.

Pediatric care can also provide you with the valuable medical knowledge and support of a trained pediatrician. It also provides you with access to state-of-the-art testing and treatment methods and technology.

Lapeer Pediatrics offers same-day appointments. For highly personalized pediatric care, visit Lapeer Pediatrics and call or click to schedule online today.

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