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Colegio Teresiano
Los Ángeles
“ All about
Pediatrician”
Members:
-Constanza Venegas
-Martina Rojas
Teacher: Miss Angela Chaparro
Date: September 21st
Subject: English
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INDEX
INTRODUCTION ……………………………………………………………… 3
DEFINITION
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CHARACTERISTICS ………………………………………………………….. 5
WORK AND STUDY …………………………………………………………. 6
PROS AND CONS ……………………………………………………………. 7
JOB DUTIES
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SKILLS
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SALARY
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CONCLUSION
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INTRODUCTION
If you love kids, you understand them and you always care about their wellness and
health.Pay attention to the things that we are going to say now because we’ll show you
a career as pediatric medical that could interest you.
The pediatrician has a important role in our lifes because he takes care of our health
since we were born and though the adolescence,, also a good pediatrician is able to
prevent diseases in the future
Pediatricians want the well-child visit to best serve the needs of children and their
families.
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DEFINITION
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The pediatrician according to the dictionary is a physician who specializes in
pediatrics.
Pediatrics is the specialty of medical science concerned with the physical,
mental and social health of children from birth to young adulthood.
Pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from
preventive health care to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic
diseases
The aims of the study of paediatrics is to reduce infant and child rate of deaths,
control the spread of infectious disease, promote healthy lifestyles for a long
disease-free life and help ease the problems of children and adolescents with
chronic conditions.
Paediatricians diagnose and treat several conditions among children including:
 Injuries
 Infections
 genetic and congenital conditions
 cancers
 organ diseases and dysfunctions
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS CAREER
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A pediatrician is able to define accurately the child’s health status and to serve
as a consultant and make us of other specialists as consultants as needed.
A pediatrician participates at the community level in preventing or solving
problems in child health care and publicly advocates the causes of children.
Most physicians have some common traits perseverance, dedication,
patience but as with any specialty, pediatricians often have a few unique
personality traits
- Sensitive
- Ability to accept delayed gratification
- Enjoy high level of interaction and direct care for people
- Tolerant of the faults of others
- Comfortably around children
- Enjoy a variety of activities
- Accepting of schedule disruptions
- Enjoy teaching people
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PLACES WHERE YOU CAN STUDY AND WORK AS A
PEDIATRICIAN:
First of all, a general pediatrician must finish high school and then does
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4 years of college
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4 years of medical school (being a medical student)
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3 years of general pediatric training in a hospitals and other places (being an
intern and resident)
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Pediatricians can work in many places like hospitals also they may experience
more job stress or you can work at academic institutions If you dream of
teaching the pediatricians of tomorrow, a career working in academia might
appeal to you. Pediatricians working in academic institutions such as
universities, medical schools and teaching hospitals teach and train others
about medicine and pediatrics.
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PROS AND CONS
There are many advantages to having a pediatrician you can turn to throughout
your child's life. When a doctor really knows your child; knows their complete
medical history, their temperament and personality, how they react to pain and
even what they're like at school and home, it helps them pinpoint health
problems and recognize when something is "out of the ordinary."
Positives:
-You get to take care of children and keep them healthy.
-The pediatrician and his/her family get medical insurance.
-Retirement money is involved.
-They always help children no matter where they are.
-It's never boring
-Pediatricians help children through rough patches and even save their lives.
-They participate in research for future prevention and medicine.
-There is always a high demand for pediatricians.
-You can either work at home or in the hospital.
-Pediatricians are well-paid
Negatives:
-It is very tiring dealing with the insurance companies and regulations.
-Work places a restraint on family life.
-There is a huge deal of insurance and government regulations and
involvement.
-There is a huge responsibility that comes with being a pediatrician.
-Pediatricians don't make as much as other specialty doctors.
-There is a long training requirement. (14 years)
-Most pediatricians work long hours. Sometimes they work at night.
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JOB DUTIES
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Treats Illnesses: A large part of a pediatrician's job involves treating illnesses.
These can be everything from everyday illnesses such as colds and strep throat,
childhood diseases such as measles, mumps and chicken pox. A pediatrician
examines the patient, orders tests if needed, analyzes test results, diagnoses
the illness and decides on a treatment plan. Makes careful notes in the
patient's chart of symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
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Monitors Chronic Diseases: A pediatrician also sees patients who have chronic
diseases such as juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis. While knows she will not be
able to cure their diseases, monitors their health and adjusts treatment as
necessary to give the patient the best possible quality of life. Also keeps informed
of new advances in treatment and considers them for inclusion in the patient's
treatment.
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Tracks Growth and Development: Often, a pediatrician will care for a patient
from his infancy through his adolescence. Typically see him for well-child;
check-ups to monitor his physical growth against the norms and to check for
any potential problems. Records the child's height and weight at each annual
visit, often plotting it on a graph to track growth easily
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Encourages Healthy Lifestyle: A pediatrician guides parents on how to prevent
illness through practices such as immunizations, nutrition and good hygiene.
The pediatrician discusses the child's habits and lifestyle, including sports and
other activities, to get a picture of the whole patient and to promote healthy
choices.
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Communicates With Patients and Parents: The pediatric must also be able to
talk with parents, who may be emotional or stressed over their child's illness,
and make sure the parents understand both the diagnosis and the treatment.
Though her schedule is full and may feel pressured to stay on time, must take
the time to answer questions, reinforce directions and address concerns.
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Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history,
reports, and examination results.
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Skills
A Way with Kids
Many kids are afraid of doctors, needles, and various types of tests, so it can be
incredibly helpful if you, as a pediatrician, are good enough with kids to be able to ease
some of that anxiety when they’re being treated. Making kids laugh is often the best
way to ease that nervousness.
Socially Perceptive
As a pediatrician, you’ll likely have patients from all kinds of backgrounds, so it’s
important for you to be aware of power dynamics across race, class, and gender lines.
Be aware of the world around you and try to build a trusting environment for your
patients by acting in a welcoming manner without overstepping your bounds.
Intuition
Physicians need to be able to think quickly and have enough knowledge about illnesses
to quickly assess problems and get patients to hospitals in emergency situations. Part
of this is having good intuition to know when something is seriously wrong with a
patient or to know if the issue is just a common malady.
Observant
It’s important to not only check on the issues that patients are coming to see you
about, but to also observe anything else abnormal or different about the patient. Being
observant can help save patients’ lives, and it can also make your job a lot easier.
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SALARY
The annual salary for someone with the job title Physician - Pediatrics may vary
depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of
experience and level of education.
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CONCLUSION
Now that you now a little bit more about pediatrician, we can say that pediatrician is
medical doctor who manages the physical, behavioral, and mental health of children.
The main skills you should have to be a pediatrician are: sensitive, ability to accept
delayed, gratification, enjoy high level of interaction and direct care for people,
tolerant of the faults of others.
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