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Pediatrics Specialist

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan -  - Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan

Board Certified Internal Medicine Physicians & Board Certified Pediatricians located in Grand Rapids, MI

For all of your family's medical needs, including caring and diligent pediatric care, visit the award-winning team at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more than 20 years, the team has delivered gentle and compassionate care to children and their parents. Gain peace of mind and learn how to best support your child's health, growth, and development by visiting the office. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking tool today.

Pediatrics

What pediatric services are available?

The team at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan offers a wide variety of routine care for newborns and children under 18, including:

  • Weekly, monthly, or annual physical exams, depending on your child's age
  • School and sports physicals
  • Immunizations, including all childhood vaccines
  • Blood testing for infections, lead levels, and allergies
  • Rapid strep tests
  • Care for acute illnesses like colds, ear infections, and urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Care for minor injuries like fractures, falls, and concussions


With an in-house lab, all routine medical testing is available for your child, whether it's a scheduled disease screening based on their age or a test to check for illness so you can get an appropriate prescription.


Should I take my child to a primary care doctor or pediatrician?

In many cases, the primary care team at Internal Medicine and Pediatrics of West Michigan provides the same care that your child would receive at a pediatrician. Primary care providers have extensive training in all common childhood health issues and normal growth and development, so your child can receive appropriate care based on their age, development, and health condition.

If your child requires specialist care for a more complex pediatric condition, the team provides referrals to pediatricians and other specialists, like audiologists and ear, nose, and throat doctors.


Are emergency appointments available for children?

The team offers flexible scheduling to accommodate many childhood emergencies during normal business hours. After hours, you can reach a team member by calling the office. The after-hours line can provide you with general advice like how much pain relief medication you can give your teething baby or what you can do at home if your child has a fever.

If it's a medical emergency that requires care in the middle of the night, the team recommends visiting your nearest hospital emergency room or urgent care center. The team can provide you with referrals during any routine visit, so you know where to go in the event of an emergency.

Set up an annual exam, sports or school physical, or acute care appointment now by calling the office or using the online booking tool.