Pediatrics

Pediatrics
Staying on top of your child’s health with routine pediatric care, physicals, and vaccinations can be difficult. It’s much easier when you schedule all of your children’s medical care and your whole family’s medical care at one facility. Dr. Fred M. Civish, and the rest of our providers, practice quality care at both Jordan Meadows in West Jordan, Utah, and at Hunter Medical Center in West Valley, Utah. Both offices are fully staffed with providers that are dedicated to keeping your child healthy.

Pediatrics Q & A

What types of pediatric services are offered?

No matter what type of care your child needs, routine or not, our medical team at Jordan Meadows and Hunter Medical Centers are trained in providing:

  • Well-child exams
  • Sick visits
  • Sports physicals
  • School physicals
  • Scouts physicals
  • Special needs treatments
  • Vaccines and vaccinations
  • Allergy testing
  • Diabetes testing

Why is a routine well-child exam important?

Even if your child never gets sick and is up-to-date on all shots, it’s still important to have their health evaluated regularly. Go into the well-child exam with a list of questions and concerns. This is your time to learn about what to expect in the future, or how to prevent childhood obesity and other issues.

During a well-child exam, one of our medical providers will evaluate your little one’s height and weight and compare those numbers to a growth chart. Our providers want to ensure that your child is meeting growth milestones and to make sure he or she is at a healthy weight. It’s also possible that your child will need to have some routine bloodwork done to check hormone levels, blood glucose levels, inflammation markers, and other biomarkers that might trigger a concern for our provider.

How can I tell the difference between allergies and a cold?

When your child is coughing and sneezing, it can be difficult to figure out if they’re getting a cold, or if they’re just suffering from allergies. Usually, with allergies, symptoms happen quickly, especially if there’s a change in seasons. Red, itchy, watery eyes are also often indicators of allergies.

While a cold might seem similar, a few indicators will let you know that your child is actually sick. For instance, cold symptoms tend to happen gradually over a few days, then go away after about 7 to 10 days. While a runny nose can occur with both allergies and a cold, yellow or green discharge from his or her nose are often indicators of a cold. Take your child’s temperature at home. If he or she has a fever, it’s probably a cold.

No matter what symptoms your child is having, it’s safest to see one of our providers for a diagnosis. Make your child’s appointment as soon as you notice symptoms and treatment may lessen them for both allergies and colds.

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