5 Interesting Facts About Pediatricians

Most people don’t take the time to acknowledge the differences between Pediatricians and General Practitioners. Check out these 5 facts about Pediatricians that you should know.

Getting to Know Pediatricians

Most people don’t take the time to acknowledge the differences between Pediatricians and General Practitioners. AGC Pediatrics has compiled a list of the top 5 facts about Pediatricians that you should know.

5 Interesting Facts about Pediatricians

1.) Their Schooling Totals Over 11 years

Most people don’t know the difference between each different type of doctor’s training. Pediatricians go through numerous levels of schooling:

  • 4 Years in an Undergraduate Program
  • 4 Years in a Medical School
  • 12 Months (Minimum) in a Pediatric Internship
  • 2 Years (Minimum) Residency in a Hospital for your specialty
2.) Their Overall Goal is Preventative Care

Most of the patients that a Pediatrician will see are there for preventative care, such as newborns and infants. While some patients are there to find a solution to more serious conditions, much of a Pediatrician’s daily routine is composed of administering vaccines and immunizations to children.

3.) 33 Different Types of Pediatricians

From General Pediatricians to a Child Neurologist, Pediatricians treat every aspect of a child’s health. Ranging from Specialized specialists to General Pediatricians, pediatricians can be located in hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

4.) Proactively Stop Disease Spread

Because one of their primary goals is preventative care, Pediatricians have a part in actively eradicating the world of diseases, such as small pox and tuberculosis. In the past, these diseases have targeted children and young adults. Now vaccines prevent children from ever having to experience deadly diseases.

5.) They Grow with Patients

One of the most unique aspects of being a Pediatrician is that you grow with your patients. As your patient grows, you are able to watch them develop their personalities and become independent.

See How Our Pediatricians Are Extraordinary

From years of training in school to their favorite part of work, our pediatricians have unique backgrounds and experiences so that they can help our patients. Our staff at AGC Pediatrics is a unique group of people that work to ultimately support your child’s health.

Our four locations proudly serve these areas: Dalton, Sonoraville, Calhoun, Cartersville, Rome, Jasper, Canton, Acworth, and Bartow County. Contact our Office Coordinators with general questions at 706-625-5900 or email us at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.