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Compassionate Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Downtown, Syracuse, NY & North, Syracuse, NY

Children undergo many changes from birth through early adulthood. Compassionate Family Medicine specializes in pediatrics and offers comprehensive medical care for children from infancy up to age 18. Their services include well-child exams and mental health screenings. To schedule an appointment with the practice that will never turn you or your child away, call one of the four New York offices, located in Downtown Syracuse, North Syracuse, Baldwinsville, and Lyncourt.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the health care needs of children. Compassionate Family Medicine has pediatricians and other physicians and medical providers with board-certification in pediatric care.

Compassionate Family Medicine prides itself on providing health care services to all patients, no matter their socioeconomic status, and even offers pediatric care to children turned away by nearby state-funded facilities. 

The full-service family medicine practice offers comprehensive pediatric care that includes:

  • Well-child exams
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals

Vision and hearing exams are also available for children.

When should I schedule my child’s well-child exam?

The well-child exam is a thorough evaluation of your child’s overall health and development, and the frequency of the exam depends on age. Compassionate Family Medicine reviews the well-child exam schedule with you so you know what to expect. 

Your child undergoes many changes during the first 2-3 years of life and requires frequent well-child exams to monitor growth, development, and milestones.

Identifying and treating delays in growth and development during these early developmental years may prevent further delays that affect your child as they get older.

Once your child reaches age three, well-child exams occur once a year up to age 18.

What happens during a well-child exam?

The specifics of the well-child exam depends on your child’s age and personal health and developmental needs. In general, your provider at Compassionate Family Medicine measures your child’s growth and performs a complete physical exam. They also ask detailed questions to assist in the assessment of your child’s development.

After the exam, your provider at Compassionate Family Medicine provides vaccinations to protect your child from common contagious illnesses and offers recommendations about diet, exercise, and screentime to maintain or improve overall health.

If they identify developmental delays during the well-child exam, Compassionate Family Medicine provides your child with the services they need. 

Does pediatrics include sick visits?

Compassionate Family Medicine is a full-service family medicine practice and provides the comprehensive pediatric care your child needs when sick, whether it’s a lingering cough, constipation, or the flu. The family medicine practice also provides care for minor injuries, such as lacerations, sprains, and strains.

What are pediatric mental health issues?

Like adults, children also suffer from mental health conditions. To better serve the needs of the community, Compassionate Family Medicine specializes in pediatric mental health, providing expert care for conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and anxiety. Referrals to specialists are also provided if needed. 

For comprehensive pediatric care for your child, call Compassionate Family Medicine.