Middle Childhood Intervention: Module Three – The Professionals


Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in treating infants, children and adolescents. They specialize in diseases that mostly affect children (Fig. 1). They also:


Figure 1. Pediatrician
  • Treat children who are ill or sick;
  • Prescribe medications, such as antibiotics, to children who need them;
  • Monitor children’s health by measuring their height, weight and head circumference.

Pediatricians may also engage in preventive medicine and may refer children to specialists such as Ear Nose and Throat (ENTs).

For more information about pediatricians, please visit the following website.

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