A pediatrician specializes in the physical, developmental, emotional and social health needs of children from birth to 21 years. Pediatricians provide infants, children and adolescents with a wide scope of care that includes comprehensive well-child care as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases and injuries.
A pediatrician typically:
Pediatricians may also be known by the following names: pediatric physician, pediatric doctor, children’s doctor, primary care doctor, kids doctor, and primary care physician.
There are 2093 specialists practicing Pediatrics in Missouri with an overall average rating of 4.2 stars. There are 104 hospitals in Missouri with affiliated Pediatrics specialists, including Mercy Hospital St. Louis, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.