Gretna Pediatric Center | Gretna Pediatrician
Gretna Medical Pediatric Center has been serving the children of New Orleans and their families for over 20 years. We are a modern pediatric center serving children from birth through adulthood. We continually care well into college years by focusing on wellness and prevention through the use of education. Our desire is to treat your children like we would treat our own. We are a team of physicians and nurse practitioners that work to provide you with care that is compassionate.
As a pediatric medical center, we offer a wide range of services for your children including vaccinations all the way to physicals.
The world of medicine has a wide variety of specialization fields, each of which is very crucial to our health; from cardiologists, dentists, surgeons, nurses, gynecologists to our main subject, pediatricians. Pediatrics is a wing of Medicine in which medical attention is concentrated on children; which are the unborn, infants and sometimes even adolescents
For Life-Threatening Emergencies, please dial 911.
Our providers can perform school or camp physicals to allow your children to grow in the best environment possible.
For the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases, we are pleased to offer personalized care in small, comfortable environment.
Hearing and Vision Screenings
Our clinic offers hearing and vision screenings for all patients. These screenings are vital to your child’s development, especially at school.
WHAT DOES A PEDIATRICIAN DO?
Healthcare, tracking, diagnosis and treatment of ailments common to children
Reducing mortality rate of children
Controlling the spread of infections
Promoting a healthy lifestyle for the child and
Helps ease the stay of children with chronic illnesses.
WHY DO YOU NEED A PEDIATRICIAN?
the advisable foods and exercise,
handling pregnancy complications and
HOW DOES A PRENATAL VISIT HELP YOUR BABY?
A prenatal visit will also give you a chance to choose a good pediatrician who will take care of your child even after birth. It is crucial to create and maintain a healthy parent-physician relationship since you two are co-mates in promoting the well-being of your baby.
At birth, we will examine the baby physically, checking the reflexes, fontanels (soft spots on the baby’s head), alertness, hemoglobin screening and hip stability and ensure any abnormality is noted and, if possible, solved immediately.
Within one month after birth, our pediatrician will mostly be issuing newborn vaccines, metabolic screenings, weight check, height check, head circumference and roundness, behavioral examinations, infectious disease check and feeding.
In the next one year, we will be tracking the growth and development of the child. Vision and hearing screening is done when the child is three years old.
HOW DOES A PEDIATRICIAN WORK WITH A DELIVERY TEAM?
Provide correct information about morbidity and mortality.
Ensure safe and successful delivery and
Close care of the neonate (the newborn child).
HOW CAN A PEDIATRICIAN HELP GUIDE PRENATAL CARE?