Valley of the Sun Pediatrics
Board Certified Pediatricians located in Peoria, AZ & Glendale, AZ
Your child’s health care needs change as they grow, and the team at Valley of the Sun Pediatrics is with them every step of the way. The pediatrics team is proud to offer comprehensive pediatric care to patients from birth through age 18. Whether your child needs immunizations, treatment for acute illness, or a sports physical, turn to Valley of the Sun Pediatrics. Call the office in Peoria or Glendale, Arizona, or book your first appointment online.
General Pediatrics Q&A
What is general pediatrics?
A general pediatrician specializes in childhood health and wellness. Your child’s health care needs change as they move from infancy to childhood to adolescence, and Valley of the Sun Pediatrics offers a full range of health care for children.
The team provides well-child exams, preventive care, and treatment for conditions that include:
- Acute illnesses
- Chronic health conditions, including diabetes
- Corneal abrasion and foreign bodies in the eye
- Injuries including fractures, sprains, and strains
Your pediatrician is your first point of contact for meeting your child’s health care needs. If they have complex health problems or suffer a severe injury, your pediatrician can refer them to a specialist as needed.
What services are offered by pediatricians?
Valley of the Sun Pediatrics is equipped to handle the most common issues affecting children as they grow. The team offers a range of procedures in their offices, making care convenient for families.
Available procedures include:
- Breast feeding/lactation assistance
- Abscess drainage
- Breathing treatments
- Ear irrigation
- Ear piercing
- Hearing and vision evaluations
- Staple and lacerations removal
- Foreign body removal
- Antibiotic injections
- Wart removal
Along with routine medical care and procedures, Valley of the Sun Pediatrics offers a range of lab and diagnostic services, including:
- Blood tests (for hemoglobin, lead, and glucose)
- Rapid COVID-19 tests
- Rapid RSV tests
- Rapid influenza tests
- Rapid strep throat test
- Stool tests
The team prescribes and administers medications, including antibiotics, Benadryl®, Decadron®, and prednisone to treat a range of common health issues affecting kids.
When should my child visit the pediatrician?
Take your child to the doctor any time they’re sick or injured. Along with essential acute care, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular well-child checkups as your child grows.
Children should have regular checkups every few months from birth to 30 months (2½ years). Beginning at age 3, your child should have annual exams with the pediatrician until they’re 19.
These routine appointments help prevent illness, track your child’s growth and development, and build trust between the doctor, your child, and you. The pediatrician also does physical exams for school and sports.
Let the pediatricians at Valley of the Sun Pediatrics help you raise a happy, healthy child. To learn more about our pediatric services, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online.