Pediatricians — and care — you can count on
Whether you’re searching for a pediatrician for your newborn or your teenager, we have a board-certified pediatrician you can count on to help keep your child happy, healthy and growing strong.
And with convenient hours at locations throughout Pennsylvania, you don’t have to travel far to get the care your child needs.
What is a pediatrician?
Pediatricians are doctors who are specially trained to manage your child’s health needs — including physical, behavioral and mental — from birth through young adulthood.
Your pediatrician will be your go-to person when you have questions about your child’s growth and development or when he or she gets sick.
What does a pediatrician do?
Pediatricians have extensive training in diagnosing childhood illnesses, from minor to more serious health issues. And should your child need more specialized care, your pediatrician can connect you to the right pediatric specialist at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
Many childhood and adolescent health issues, such as asthma, allergies, headaches, abdominal pain, ADHD, acne and more, can be managed by your pediatrician who will coordinate your child’s care with pediatric specialists, as needed.
To help keep your child healthy, your pediatrician will provide:
- Annual well-child visits
- Guidance through developmental stages
- Recommended immunizations
- Physical exams — for school, college, sports, camp, employment and more
- Sick care when illness strikes
- Follow-up care
- Chronic disease management (such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, congenital heart problems and other chronic health conditions)
- Access to resources for mental and behavioral healthcare
- Reproductive health and sex education
- Referrals to specialists, if needed
Illness and emergency care
We understand that children don’t just get sick between the hours of 9 to 5 on weekdays — that's why many of our clinics offer evening and weekend appointments. If your child is experiencing a health issue, you can call your pediatrician's office for advice.
For more serious cases, our emergency departments are served by pediatric emergency medicine physicians, on-call pediatricians and other pediatric specialists. Should your child need advanced care, our pediatric team at Janet Weis Children's Hospital is ready to provide emergency, trauma or critical care.
Care that's tailored to your child
Our pediatricians make the effort to get to know you and your child, so they can provide care that’s tailored to your child’s unique needs.
And we carry this approach throughout our pediatric facilities. Our facilities were designed with children in mind — from colors to counter height. Our goal is to keep your child comfortable during their time with us.