Pediatrics

Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield

Medical Hospital located in Mansfield, TX

Your child needs regular pediatric visits, especially during their first few years of life when they’re rapidly growing. But the dedicated pediatric specialists at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield understand that sometimes your little one gets sick or hurt and just needs compassionate pediatric care outside of regular visits. This Mansfield, Texas, clinic welcomes walk-in visits if your child has an urgent issue or emergency. You can visit our website or call the clinic directly to book an appointment.

Pediatrics Q & A

When should I take my child to the pediatrician?

Your child needs preventive pediatric checkups several times per year until they’re about three years old, or as recommended. As long as they’re progressing healthfully, in most cases, your little one only sees their pediatric specialist once a year for well-child exams or for school or sports physicals.

Outside of these routine screenings, your child might still need medical care though. Your child may need to see a doctor if they have any of the following conditions or issues.

  • Lacerations or open wounds
  • Allergies or allergic reactions
  • Asthma attack
  • Sports injuries
  • Concussion
  • Cold or flu
  • Bug bites
  • Pneumonia

Your child may also need an urgent sick visit if they have a high fever. For instance, infants under three months of age need urgent care if they develop any fever, while a baby who is three to six months of age who has a rectal temperature over 101° F needs immediate medical intervention.

Fevers that last more than three days for children of any age, even if they’re mild, are also concerning and warrant a trip to a pediatric specialist.

What happens during a pediatric exam?

Your child’s pediatric exam is entirely tailored to them and any symptoms they’re currently experiencing. During your child’s visit at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield, their dedicated pediatric practitioner may:

  • Check their height and weight
  • Order blood testing or a urinalysis
  • Talk with you about your child’s previous medical history
  • Provide vaccinations, including the latest seasonal flu shot
  • Request imaging, including an X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI

Once your dedicated practitioner gets a better glimpse of your child’s health after evaluating them and looking at any essential testing, they can provide any essential treatments. If your child has an orthopedic issue, like a sports injury or trauma from a fall, for example, your pediatric specialist can brace or cast the injury to help your little one heal.

If they need medications, including antibiotics, your doctor can write your prescription and talk with you about how to administer it.

How do I prepare for a pediatric appointment?

There are a few things you can do to prepare for your pediatric appointment at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield. It’s helpful to:

  • Write down your child’s medications
  • Know your child’s vaccination history
  • Bring any essential paperwork for school or sports
  • Make a list of symptoms and any questions you may have

The caring pediatric specialists at Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield are dedicated to ensuring your child gets the personalized medical care they deserve. All pediatric rooms are fun, vibrant, and inviting, which helps put your little one at ease during their visit.

If your little one is sick or injured, you can walk into Trusted Medical Centers - Mansfield anytime. You can also call over the phone.