What Is a Pediatrician?

Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in providing healthcare to kids, from newborns through teens. They offer a wide range of services to help kids of all ages stay healthy. The board certified pediatricians at Franklin Pediatrics, in the Quad Cities (Moline, IL), provide well-child checkups, school and sports physicals, immunizations, treatment of acute illness, and numerous other services to help your children enjoy optimal health and wellness.

Pediatric Services

It is important to select a pediatrician who provides a diverse range of pediatric healthcare services to help your kids achieve and maintain better health. The pediatricians at our office in the Quad Cities (Moline, IL) offer many different types of medical and healthcare services, including: 

  • Well-child care exams
  • School and sports physicals
  • Vision and hearing services
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Management of chronic conditions 
  • Immunizations and vaccinations 
  • Newborn care  

Our providers also treat a diverse range of illnesses, health conditions, and injuries, including:

  • Fevers
  • Ear infections
  • Colds and the flu
  • Tonsillitis and tonsillitis 
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Urinary tract infections 
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Whooping cough
  • Sports injuries 

Well-Child Care Exams

Well-child care exams are healthcare visits that enable the doctor to monitor and track your child’s growth and development, and ensure certain milestones are being met. The frequency with well-child care exams are needed varies by age. Infants and toddlers often need to be seen every few weeks or months, while older children only require annual visits. However, kids with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, might benefit from seeing the doctor more often.

Child Immunizations

Vaccinations and immunizations play an important role in keeping children healthy by preventing them from contracting various diseases and illnesses, some of which can be deadly. Vaccines introduce the body to an inactive inoculated form of a virus, which prompts the immune system to develop antibodies and build up immunity. 

We follow the immunization schedule recommended by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The regular schedule outlines at what age each dose of a vaccine should be administered. There is also a catch-up schedule for kids who have either fallen behind on their immunizations or started them late. Our knowledgeable pediatric providers can tell you when your child is due for certain vaccines and help keep them on schedule. 

Pediatricians are dedicated to providing gentle and quality healthcare to kids of all ages. To schedule a well-child care exam or other type of appointment with one of the skilled pediatricians at our office in the Quad Cities (Moline, IL), call Franklin Pediatrics, at (309) 762-0777.

Contact Us

At Franklin Pediatrics, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care. You can reach us at (309) 762-0777.