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Welcome to Future Pediatrics! We are a Pediatric primary care provider with two convenient clinic locations in Panama City and Panama City Beach.

Our goal is to provide the very best in medical care from Birth to age 18 years.

Below is a list of just a few of our services.

Newborns

Within the first few months of life, your newborn will make frequent check-up visits to their Pediatrician, who is a vital part of their healthy development.

Whether you’re a first-time parent or not, getting proper care for your newborn is your top priority. You should call your doctor immediately if you notice anything that concerns you, as you are the expert on your baby. Although some issues may turn out to be nothing, it’s always better to contact your health professional, no matter the reason.

Physical problems to watch for include the following: an umbilical cord stump that looks infected, as indicated by puss or redness at the base of the cord, signs of dehydrations, such as not urinating at least four times in 24 hours, and not having regular bowel movements. Newborns younger than two weeks should have at least one or two bowel movements a day, though babies older than two weeks can go two days and sometimes longer between bowel movements.

Usually, taking longer than two days for a bowel movement is not cause for concern, especially if your baby is feeding well and seems comfortable. New parents should also look out for jaundice or hyperbilirubinemia that has not improved by four days after birth.

Be sure to call your doctor if your newborn cries in a strange way for an unusual length of time, has a rectal temperature less than 97.8 degrees Fahrenheit or more than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or is rarely awake and does not wake up for feedings or seems too tired or uninterested to eat. If your son is circumcised, watch for issues like excessive bleeding, a stain larger than the size of a grape on his diaper or dressing, and swelling or redness, which may indicate infection.

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Talk to your physician if you are concerned that your baby seems to be acting strangely, even if you can’t identify exactly what concerns you. Also contact your doctor if you feel you are unable to nurture your newborn or are unable to emotionally connect with your newborn. Although it is normal to feel some distance at first, you should develop increasing feelings for your baby during the first week or two.

Talk to your doctor if you have issues with any of the above or think you might be depressed. Check out Parenting.com and WebMD for more information about parenting and newborns.

Schedule an appointment with our amazing pediatric clinic and doctor’s office
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Immunizations

Vaccines have been developed in order to help protect children from many serious, and potentially fatal, diseases. Vaccines are an important part of the healthcare we provide for your child.

As a parent, you’re constantly concerned about the health and safety of your children, and there are steps you can take to protect them. At home, this means installing childproof latches and child safety seats, but in medicine, the best way to keep your child safe is to vaccinate them. Vaccines prepare a child to fight off serious, potentially fatal diseases and help you avoid the frequent doctor’s visits, hospitalizations, and worry that come with these infections.

Some parents hesitate to vaccinate their children because they worry about side effects of the vaccine. Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as soreness where the shot was given or fever, but serious reactions are rare. In the end, the risks of vaccinations are very small compared to the risks of the diseases they prevent.

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Disease prevention is a key to overall public health as it’s always better to prevent a disease than to treat it. Once vaccinated, your child is protected from disease if they encounter unvaccinated individuals and have a better chance of living a long, healthy life. The CDC website features more information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, which include:

• Polio
• Measles
• Mumps
• Tetanus
• Diphtheria
• Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
• Rubella (German Measles)
• Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)

 

School Physicals & Sports Exams

In preparing for the first year of school, the school will require a physical exam by a medical provider. An exam is also required when your child enrolls in school-sponsored sports activities. We are here to provide your child with the physical health exam service and complete all physician-related forms you will need to register your child for school or sports.

Illness Treatment

From Seasonal Allergies to Cold and Flu, we are here for your child's health and growth. If your child is sick but you are not sure if they need to see a doctor, give us a call and our friendly nursing staff are happy to help.

Other Services

We offer a variety of other services for your child, which include but are not limited to: Hearing Screens, ADD/ADHD Maintainence, Ear Piercings, Skin Allergy Testing and Asthma Treatment.

Get your child the care they need with pediatric services from Future Pediatrics in Panama City Beach, Florida. We’re dedicated to keeping children healthy from birth to adulthood.

Contact us for caring pediatric services that always put your child's health first.