Pediatric Care

Pediatrician Examining Infant

As a parent, you want to give your child the very best in life, including excellent health and wellness. Pediatric care is the path to those goals and a guiding passion for Michele Johnson-Towson, MD, of Pediatric Place in Tampa, Florida. If you’re searching for a pediatrician who will take the time to get to know your child and family and offers outstanding personalized care, call or schedule an appointment online to meet with Dr. Johnson-Towson and the rest of the Pediatric Place team.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I find the right pediatrician for my family?

Finding a great pediatrician is important, as this is the health care provider who will guide and enhance your child’s health and wellness. Parents often struggle with how to find the right fit, whether they are welcoming a new baby into the family or shopping for a doctor after a move.
One thing to look for is a specialist who focuses exclusively on pediatric care. Kids go through many different phases of development and have a wide range of health needs. Pediatric specialists choose to focus on providing top quality care for children.

What type of pediatric services are available?

Pediatric care begins with newborn well-baby visits. These appointments allow the pediatrician to track your child’s development. They also provide an opportunity for you to learn how to support optimal nutrition, safety, and developmental support. As your little one grows, pediatric care includes getting the vaccines needed to prevent disease and monitoring for signs of developmental delays or illness. Your child’s doctor works in partnership with you to give your child everything they need to thrive during annual checkups. When an injury or illness occurs, an accurate diagnosis follows and a customized treatment path is put into place. After-hours care is in place to make sure you have the support you need regardless of the time of day. Additional services include school or sports physicals, ADHD support, allergy testing, asthma care, and referral to a specialist if needed.

How does pediatric care change as my child nears adulthood?

In the early years of their life you’ll work directly with Pediatric Place to guide your child’s care. As the years pass, your child joints in that process. The team forms a trusting bond with each child in their care, and thus helps them work directly with kids to teach them how to take control of their own health and wellness.
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