Counseling Specialist
When you’re a parent, you need someone who can treat and counsel your child on multiple areas of health and wellness. At Carnegie Hill Pediatrics on the Upper East Side of New York City, the team of board-certified pediatricians are experts in counseling children and parents on numerous issues that may arise. These doctors take a whole person approach to medical care and work to address all the needs you and your child have. Contact the office today to learn more.

Counseling Q & A

Carnegie Hill Pediatrics

What issues do pediatricians provide counsel on?

When you see your pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, they provide counseling on a variety of issues. Depending on the age and needs of your child, your doctor may discuss and offer advice on things like:

  • Safety
  • Eating right
  • Exercise
  • Medication use
  • Electronic exposure

As your child ages, your pediatrician may add more sensitive issues to the discussion, including:

  • Safe sex
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Academic performance
  • Depression and other mental health issues

Why do pediatricians provide counseling?

Your pediatrician works to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases in your child and promote their health and wellness. But they can’t do this alone.

The pediatrician needs your help in keeping your child safe and healthy; to ensure you do the best you can, they provide counsel on several issues. These might include things like encouraging healthy sleep habits or implementing appropriate discipline.

At Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, your child’s doctor also provides counseling to your child, especially as they age. Your pediatrician discusses issues like peer pressure and high-risk behaviors to help your child make responsible and safe decisions.

How does counseling work?

When your child sees their pediatrician at Carnegie Hill Pediatrics, counseling is a natural part of the appointment. Through the physical examination, the doctor talks to both you and your child about development and health. They also ask general wellness questions like, “How are you feeling?” and “Do you feel like that most days?”

When certain issues such as misbehavior or depression manifest, your pediatrician may take a more active role as counselor, and a more in-depth conversation about these issues may occur.

Your pediatrician works to establish a therapeutic relationship with your child built on trust and honesty. That encourages them to naturally consider their doctor a safe person to come to when something difficult arises in their life.

If you’re looking for a pediatrician for your child, contact Carnegie Hill Pediatrics. Call to schedule your appointment or book it online.

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