The paediatrician provides care for children from birth to the age of 18. This specialty area covers a large and manifold medical field.
One important focus is on preventive examinations, where the health practitioner consults together with the patient’s parents. Preventing diseases and recognizing physical and mental development disorders are very important aspects in paediatrics. Also, diseases in infants are very different from those in adults. In order to find access to the children and their parents, the personal relationship a physician establishes and maintains to them is very important. A paediatrist should really care for these children and their parents. If a good relationship is established, the paediatrist’s profession is very rewarding.
Paediatrics is available at:
- Primary care
- Preventive care examinations and development assessments
- Vaccinations according to the Swiss vaccination plan
- Psychological and psychosomatic disorders