Pediatrics Specialist

The Doc Spa

Medical Spa located in Albuquerque, NM & Edgewood, NM

The Doc Spa provides holistic pediatric care for your children from the time they’re infants through adolescence from offices located in Albuquerque and Edgewood, New Mexico. In addition to traditional pediatric care, including checkups, immunizations, and developmental monitoring, your doctor explores integrative approaches to improve your child’s overall well-being and prevent illness. Call to make an appointment today.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is included in traditional pediatric care?

The physicians at The Doc Spa offer pediatric health care to improve and protect your child’s health and well-being while monitoring their development. An annual checkup is a critical part of pediatric health care. This annual exam allows your doctor to check that your child is meeting developmental milestones in the appropriate time frame, check their vital signs for early warning signs of illness, and ensure they’re appropriately vaccinated.

Your doctor can also provide treatment for common childhood illnesses like colds, ear infections, rashes, and fevers. You can make appointments at The Doc Spa when your child has symptoms of an illness. The doctors are committed to helping your child stay healthy and lead an active life.

How should I prepare my child for an appointment with the doctor?

Talk to your child about what to expect at the doctor. You can let them know how the doctor measures their height and weight and listens to their lungs and heart with a stethoscope. The best approach depends on your child, including their age and if they have any anxiety about the doctor. For example, some younger children may respond better to role-playing.

The physicians at The Doc Spa are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment to help patients of all ages feel comfortable. If you have questions or concerns about improving your child’s experience with the doctors, call the practice for advice.

What immunizations does my child need?

Your pediatrician provides a recommended list and schedule of vaccines. Some common childhood vaccines include:

  • Diphtheria
  • Whooping cough
  • Tetanus
  • Haemophilus b (bacterial meningitis)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Chicken pox
  • Flu

How does an integrative approach to pediatric care benefit my child?

The point of integrative medicine is to consider the patient’s total health and well-being with a goal of long-term wellness. While traditional medicine is the best way to treat illnesses and vaccines are critical to protecting your child’s health, integrative treatments including supplements, acupuncture, and customized nutrition advice to keep your child as healthy as possible and prevent illness.

Call The Doc Spa to book an appointment for your child or to learn more about how integrative medicine can improve the health of your child.

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