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General Pediatrics Specialist

Smyrna Pediatrics

Pediatricians & Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner located in SMYRNA, TN

General pediatrics is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing and treating infants, children, and adolescents. If you’re a parent, regular check ups with a general pediatrician is an easy and effective way to keep your son or daughter healthy and happy. Our providers at Smyrna Pediatrics specialize in general pediatrics. Whether you’ve recently moved to the area or you’ve simply been putting regular doctor’s appointments off, Dr. Ricafort and her team can help. Make an appointment by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

General Pediatrics

What is general pediatrics?

General pediatrics is a type of health care that specializes in treating infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 21. At Smyrna Pediatrics, Dr. Ricafort and the team provide proactive pediatric care for the well-being of your child’s growth and development. 

In addition to monitoring your children’s progress as they age, pediatricians like Dr. Ricafort prevent illness by giving vaccinations and providing general health advice. 

Our office specializes in pediatric primary care, but there are more than 30 different pediatric subspecialties, including pediatric neurology and pediatric cardiology. 

How often does my child need general pediatrics?

Every child is different, but you typically take your baby to the pediatrician at least six times during their first year. 

Between the ages of 1 and 3 years, your child may need to visit a general pediatrician every three to six months. Children who are 4 and older usually only need to visit the pediatrician once each year for a well-child exam. 

During a well-child visit, you can talk to our providers about any concerns you have or changes you’ve noticed since your son or daughter’s last visit. 

Can teenagers benefit from general pediatrics?

Yes. Once your child enters adolescence, they’re more likely to injure themselves while playing sports or participate in sexual behaviors. If your son or daughter wants to ask questions in private, a general pediatrics appointment presents an excellent opportunity. 

It also encourages them to discuss physical and emotional changes they might not bring up otherwise in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Do you provide general pediatrics to expecting mothers?

If you’ve recently learned you’re pregnant, you can build a relationship with your baby’s doctor before your delivery date. At Smyrna Pediatrics, Dr. Ricafort and our Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistant provides newborn care and general pediatrics services to pregnant women and their significant others. 

Our staff can give you information about what to expect after giving birth and answer any questions you have about becoming a new parent. 

Investing in general pediatrics is an easy and effective way to ensure the health and well-being of your children. To make an appointment with Dr. Ricafort or other pediatric providers at Smyrna Pediatrics, call the office or click the online booking tool today.