Pediatrician

Pediatricians are medical doctors who specialize in the care of children.

Pediatricians can treat children who have any type of problem, or they may specialize in specific areas, such as:

  • Adolescent medicine (conditions and diseases common to teenagers).
  • Cardiology (diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels).
  • Developmental disorders (behaviour, communication, and mental disorders in children).
  • Endocrinology (diseases of the endocrine glands, which regulate hormones).
  • Gastroenterology (diseases of the digestive system).
  • Infectious disease (complex infections).
  • Nephrology (diseases of the kidney and urinary system).
  • Oncology (cancer).

Pediatricians are certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine