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Pediatric Care Specialist

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD -  - Pediatrician

La Providence Pediatrics & Family Clinics

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD

Pediatrician & Family Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

Receiving routine pediatric care is the key to optimal health and wellness in children of all ages. At La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics in Houston, Texas, board-certified pediatrician Ifeyinwa Onwudiwe, MD, and her team offer comprehensive pediatric care to prevent, detect, rule out, or treat health problems kids commonly experience. Schedule an appointment at one of the practice’s two locations today by phone or online today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

At La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics, experienced pediatric specialists evaluate and treat children of all ages for diseases, illnesses, and injuries. They offer:

  • Vaccines
  • Health and nutrition education
  • Additional preventive care
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Developmental screening
  • Sports and school physicals
  • Wellness checkups
  • Sick visits
  • Medication prescriptions

The staff offers exceptional care in a warm, welcoming environment to put patients of all ages at ease.

What happens during pediatric care appointments?

During your child’s appointment at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics, you can expect the following:

Vital sign check

When your child arrives for the appointment, providers check their weight, height, head circumference (in babies), pulse, temperature, and other vital signs.

Medical history review

The La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics team reviews your child’s personal and family medical histories. They ask about past diagnoses and surgeries, current symptoms your child might have, and medications they take. The providers might complete developmental screening to assess your child’s growth and development.

Physical examination

During a comprehensive physical examination, your child’s pediatrician evaluates their eyes, ears, throat, heartbeat, breathing, and more to detect or rule out signs of a medical problem. They might also assess your child’s vision and hearing.

Diagnostic testing

The pediatrician may suggest that your child undergo diagnostic testing if they have signs of an illness or disease. Examples include urine tests, blood tests, allergy and asthma testing, nasal or throat swabs, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to diagnose or rule out possible health problems.

Treatment as needed

If your child has an illness, injury, or disease, their La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics provider might recommend they take medications, get plenty of rest and fluids, eat a healthy diet, make other lifestyle changes, use an inhaler, or wear a cast or brace because of an injury. The team offers immunizations to reduce the risk of disease.

What are the benefits of pediatric care?

La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics providers are specially trained to care for babies, children, and teenagers. Receiving routine pediatric care helps your child stay healthy, avoid disease, and recover quickly after an illness or injury. The team offers virtual telemedicine appointments for patients’ further convenience.

To give your child the best chance of thriving and staying healthy, routine pediatric care is important. Schedule your child’s next appointment with La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics by phone or online today.