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What do we mean by Primary Care?

The basic, comprehensive, routine level of health care typically provided by a person's general or family practitioner, internist or pediatrician.

What is a Primary Care Physician?

A physician-usually a family or general practitioner, internist or pediatrician-who provides a broad range of routine medical services and refers patients to specialists, hospitals and other health care professionals, as necessary. Under some coverage plans, a referral by the PCP is required to obtain services from other health care professionals. Each covered family member chooses his or her own PCP from the network's physicians.

What is a pediatrician?

A pediatrician is a child’s physician who is uniquely qualified to provide medical care for children from birth until age 21 years.  A pediatrician is concerned primarily with the health, welfare, and development of children.  Some of the medical issues that pediatricians deal with include various illness, injuries and disorders.

Pediatricians participate at the community level in preventing or solving problems in child health care and publicly advocates the causes of children.  

Because the child’s welfare is heavily dependent on the home and family, pediatricians support efforts to create a nurturing environment. Such support includes education about healthful living and anticipatory guidance for both patients and parents.

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When should my child be seen by a pediatrician for Well Visits?

Ages for routine wellness exams are as follows: newborn, 3-5 days, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 24 months, 30 months and yearly at ages 3-21 (some insurance companies vary so please check with your specific carrier).


What is a medical home?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed the medical home as a model of delivering primary care that is accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective to every child and adolescent in order to support and sustain optimal health outcomes. 

A medical home facilitates an integrated health system with an interdisciplinary team of patients and families, primary care physicians, specialists and subspecialists, hospitals and healthcare facilities, public health and the community. 

Medical homes address preventative, acute, and chronic care from birth through transition to adulthood. 

What is the difference between motrin and tylenol?

The active ingredient in MOTRIN® products is ibuprofen (a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID). MOTRIN® products don’t contain acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL® products. Each of these ingredients relieves pain and reduces fever, but they work differently.

Can infants use motrin?

Infants' MOTRIN® can be used for temporary reduction of fever, and temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headaches, and toothaches in infants 6-23 months. For infants under 6 months, please ask your pediatrician before use.


How much should I give my child?

With any over-the-counter medicine, always read and follow the label carefully. To find the right dose of Infants’ MOTRIN® for your baby, be sure to ask your Pediatrician, or click here.

Are there any side effects associated with MOTRIN?

For the product information on Infants’ MOTRIN®, please visit the product page here.


How long has Children's MOTRIN® been available, and what can it be used for?

Children's MOTRIN® first came out as a prescription medicine in 1989. In 1995, it was approved for over-the-counter use.

It can be used for temporary relief of minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, sore throat, headache, and toothache, and fever reduction.


What should I do if I have taken or given my child too much of MOTRIN® or TYLENOL®  product?

If you, or anyone you know, have taken more than the recommended dose of a MOTRIN® or TYLENOL®  product, get medical help or call a Poison Control Center right away (1-800-222-1222).  



Still more to come to answer all your medical questions regarding your kids' health...

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