Residents of Laredo have a few primary healthcare facilities in the area, including Doctors Hospital of Laredo and Laredo Medical Center. Laredo also has several children’s clinics, including Rachel’s Childrens Clinic and Children’s Health Clinic. Veterans can receive care at Laredo VA Clinic and Webb County Veterans Office.
Laredo Medical Center is a 326-bed acute care facility and the largest hospital in the area. Laredo Medical Center is the only facility in the area with dedicated bone and joint services.
Doctors Hospital of Laredo is a 183-bed acute care facility that offers 24-hour emergency care and comprehensive women’s health services. U.S. News rates Doctors Hospital of Laredo high performing in the treatment of pneumonia and COPD.
Pediatricians play a key role in your child’s healthcare.
A pediatrician is a specialized physician trained to take care of your child’s physical, mental, and emotional health starting at birth until the age of 18, or sometimes older.
A pediatrician near you can complete “well child visits” and annual physicals, manage and treat any health conditions, and make sure your child is hitting all of their behavioral and physical milestones.
What procedures do pediatricians perform?
Pediatricians can perform the following procedures on babies and children:
There are procedures that pediatricians are required to know based on guidelines from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Some pediatrician's offices may not be equipped to perform all of the procedures listed above. Contact your local pediatrician for a more comprehensive list of the procedures that your pediatrician can perform.
What conditions do pediatricians treat?
Pediatricians diagnose and in some cases treat the following conditions:
This list isn't exhaustive — pediatricians may specialize in a wide variety of conditions because their primary focus is on the holistic health of your child.
Get in touch with your local pediatrician to learn more about what conditions they can treat or specialize in.
What should I ask a pediatrician?
Top questions to ask a pediatrician during your or your child’s appointment that you may have not thought of:
Taking care of a child's medical needs may require skills distinct from those of a general physician.
Finding the right pediatrician means finding someone who can address your child's medical needs while also treating your child with patience, empathy, and respect.
Pediatricians also need to take into consideration other factors in the child's life that may be contributing to their conditions or behaviors. Keep this in mind when you choose your pediatrician.