Hello Pediatrics is a pediatric telehealth service that offers the same expert care and treatment that your regular pediatrician provides. The only difference is our services are virtual pediatrics offered from your computer, phone, or tablet. That means day or night, weekday or weekend, outside the hours of traditional health care, our providers can get your child the help and treatment they need – all from the comfort of home.
Our board-certified healthcare clinicians care for infants, children, and young adults through age 21 and offer virtual care visits for urgent care, general medicine, dermatology, mental health care, and prescription refills.
Why Pediatric Care Is Important
For a child, being sick often feels like the end of the world. Kids are easily scared and often don’t understand what is happening when they have an illness or injury. That is why it is so important to have a skilled physician that not only understands medical diagnostics, specifically how it affects children, but who also has the patience and gentle care to make a child feel safe and comfortable.
Infant and Baby Care
When a child is born, it is essential to visit a pediatrician often. It is recommended that infants are taken to see their pediatrician every 2-3 months until they are two years old. The reason pediatric care is necessary is that pediatricians specialize in screening and recognizing early developmental disorders or concerns that a child may have been born with. It is often imperative to catch issues early and have a practitioner trained to recognize signs and symptoms in babies and infants.
Accurate Medical History
Having the same pediatrician for a child from the time they are young is the best way to ensure your child has an accurate and complete medical history. Pediatricians will keep records of healthcare information, any previous medical issues, allergies, safety factors, nutrition, fitness, treatment options, and development. Children grow and change so much throughout adolescence and your pediatrician will be able to track all of the developmental milestones throughout their life to be able to catch any potential issues or abnormalities.
Familiarity and Comfort
Visiting a doctor’s office can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing, especially for children. Whether it is for a specific issue or just a routine visit, your child is bound to be nervous and often reluctant to visit the doctor. Having the same pediatrician throughout a child’s life will give them a familiar face and great comfort in knowing exactly what to expect. A pediatrician’s office is usually decorated with calming elements that are fun and relatable for children and a friendly staff that is equipped to work with kids. I’m sure all adults still can picture the waiting room of their pediatrician, as well as the toys they were greeted with and the lollipops they received on the way out.
Treating Sudden Illness or Emergency
Every parent’s nightmare is the day their child has a medical emergency. When a sudden illness arises, the last thing you want to do is spend time figuring out where you should bring them. Your pediatrician should be your first stop and trusted provider in an emergency. Your pediatrician will be able to act fast, already having familiarity with your child and the knowledge of their medical history.
Hello Pediatrics Telehealth Services in Shenandoah County, VA
When your pediatrician’s office is closed, our team of expert healthcare clinicians is available to treat a wide range of symptoms from illness or injury and take care of all your child’s coughs and sniffles. We partner directly with your pediatrician to provide a detailed summary of your future visit to ensure your medical history remains accurate and up-to-date, and they can follow up with additional care if needed.