Pediatrics Specialist

The Medical Place Family Practice

Family Medicine located in West Columbia, SC

Few things are more important to you as a parent than the health and well-being of your child, and you need a knowledgeable physician who can provide comprehensive primary care throughout your child’s life. At The Medical Place Family Practice, Dr. Tasha M. Boone offers quality pediatric care from infancy through adolescence. Call the office in West Columbia, South Carolina or book your appointment online today.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is a specialty area of medicine that involves the primary health care of children in all stages of life, beginning in infancy and lasting through adolescence. Pediatric caregivers consider all aspects of a child’s health: physical, mental, social, and emotional.

Because children differ from adults physically, mentally, and emotionally, their healthcare providers need specific training. Treating a child is not simply treating a miniature adult.

What are the goals of pediatric care?

Pediatric healthcare aims to provide expert medical care for both the well and the sick child. Proper care includes promoting a lifestyle for your child’s optimal health that will continue into adulthood. When necessary, Dr. Boone also treats normal childhood illnesses as well as chronic conditions.

Through periodic wellness exams, Dr. Boone ensures your child is reaching milestones of physical and mental development. She and her staff offer resources and education as you care for your child at home as well. Additionally, keeping your child up to date with recommended vaccinations helps prevent the contraction and spread of infectious disease.

Another critical goal of pediatrics is early detection and prevention of several childhood problems, including:

  • Mental disorders
  • Developmental disorders or delays
  • Disabilities
  • Social stress
  • Behavioral difficulties

If these problems are present, Dr. Boone partners with you to manage them.

How does a family physician approach pediatrics?

As a family medicine specialist, Dr. Boone views your child in the context of the whole family and with an eye toward lifetime care.

Dr. Boone is trained to treat most ailments and to provide comprehensive care for your child. If necessary, she refers your child to a qualified specialist and collaborates with your child’s other doctors.

With a focus on preventive care, she guides you as a parent to provide a healthy home environment for all aspects of your child’s well-being. She may suggest plans for proper nutrition, exercise, or social activities to encourage a long, disease-free life for your child.

You have enough worries as a parent; let Dr. Boone take the lead in your child’s medical care. Call The Medical Place Family Practice or book an appointment online today.