Pediatric Care Specialist

Wasatch Peak Family Practice & Oceans Contours

Family Practice located in Layton, UT

One of the most important medical decisions parents have to make is finding proper pediatric care. The team at Wasatch Peak Family Practice provides families living in or around Layton, Utah with expert care to establish the foundations of a long, healthy life, through complete immunizations and regular check-ups. Contact the office by phone today to get your child on the right path.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is a pediatrician?  

A pediatrician provides medical care to children and young teenagers up to 18 years of age. Your pediatrician at Wasatch Peak Family Practice manages your child’s mental, physical, and emotional health throughout their developmental stages.

Providing both preventive and curative care, pediatricians contribute to the reduction of infant and child death rates, the development of healthy lifestyle with parents, and the establishment of systems of care for children and teenagers with chronic conditions.

How often do children need check-ups?

Children should see a doctor at Wasatch Peak Family Practice once or twice a year unless they suffer from chronic conditions or other complications.

You should speak with a team member to learn more about the frequency at which your child should see one of our doctors.

What immunizations do children and teenagers need?

Immunizations are essential in securing a long, healthy life for your child and prevent illness as early as possible.

Young children are more vulnerable to the diseases that become easier to shake off later in life. These vaccines reduce the risks of infection and death.

Your doctor at Wasatch Peak Family Practice will give you an immunization schedule to follow that will help you stay on top of immunizations for your child.

Common immunizations for children and teenagers include:

  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Influenza
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Tetanus
  • HPV

What are some of the most common pediatric issues?

Children are more susceptible to developing diseases and illnesses because of their young immune system. Some of the most common pediatric issues include:

  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease: rashes and sores on the feet, hands, and mouth
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus: infection of the airways that can lead to pneumonia
  • Croup: respiratory tract infection that results in breathing issues and coughing
  • Impetigo: contagious skin infection that causes red sores on the face

If you’ve had trouble finding the right doctor or just need to lay the foundations for your children's ongoing health, contact the team at Wasatch Peak Family Practice by phone today to establish expert and comprehensive care.