William Randazzo answers questions and concerns pertaining to pediatric care.
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Why is it important to have regular exams for children? William Randazzo: Well it all thoughts when the babies are born in the nursery here and the residence follow this baby from birth until to there childhood use. Basically babies are born and discharge by day two or three as always they want that choice. And then the residences have the opportunity of following them up in the clinic here. And they followed it up usually if minor things like bilirubin levels or weight checks, breastfeeding issues, social and other issues. The residences have great opportunities to get the feel of a regular general pediatrics practice by starting from birth like that. Why are regular visit to pediatrician important for new-born children? William Randazzo: The first year of life is important for many reasons, one is for the well visits if that things is wrong hopefully with the baby, the baby is just follow up that two, four, six months prior until a year for there immunizations. The immunizations are extremely important to prevent disease. Do you recommend that parents should have the proper immunizations administered for there children? William Randazzo: Well we really highly recommend that they do get immunization, we discourage of patients that really don’t want the child vaccinated. What is the general timeline of healthcare for children up to the age of adolescence? William Randazzo: Well the first year of life is like I mentioned it’s often and then it slows down at the twelve months, its nine months, and 12 months, 15 months, 18 and then yearly. Then the three year visit and then it’s one a year until age 10 until pre-adolescents. And then the preadolescents they are seen for again for immunizations and just well visits during the early adolescents, mid-adolescents and later adolescents the shots is still given. What are the challenges when dealing with children’s nutrition? William Randazzo: It starts from the beginning again with breastfeeding and then nutrition continues into childhood during the school years and into adolescents. The main problem today is obesity in childhood and we try to avoid you know children from getting obese for a lot of issues. One is the occurrence of hypotension in childhood associated with diabetes which is a big problem. What are the common ailments that young children may have? William Randazzo: Just the common cold, viral infections, we try describe with the residence not to treat every viral in this with antibiotics the tendency for a lot of pediatricians and other doctors to prescribe antibiotics not only because that’s what they do but because sometimes the patients want that. The patient is also need to be educated to just tell them that antibiotic oh is necessary and its better not to treat with antibiotics. How do you stress the importance for parents to bring their child to their pediatrician for annual visits? William Randazzo: You just educate them both from the immunization stand point that shoot is necessary and in adolescents say there that several new shoots the vaccine for cervical cancer which is very important and the meningitis vaccine, the meningococcal vaccine those two shoots are a life saving vaccines so basically they should get them and there is a very few a little side effect for both vaccines. What are the biggest challenges you face in the field of pediatrics? William Randazzo: Basically communicating with the patient is a big part, it’s not just medicine but it’s social issue to talk to the patient and to have them understand everything what’s going on with there child. Is it safe for my child to receive the meningitis vaccine? William Randazzo: The meningitis vaccine is when recently approved for children 12 and above and before this time we really have no way protecting the meningococcal vaccine, the meningococcal meningitis by this vaccine so now its approve by the economy to give at early at the age 12. The vaccine was utilize so much that they actually run out of vaccin