WHAT IS A PEDIATRICIAN?
A pediatrician is a child’s doctor from infancy until young adulthood that not only provides routine physical exams but also addresses acute illnesses, chronic problems, and developmental and behavioral concerns. The schooling to become a pediatrician is extensive and includes a three year pediatric-specific residency program after completion of medical school. At Bright Oaks, we love to see our children prosper into healthy adults and be there for any bumps along the way.
WHAT IS A NURSE PRACTITIONER?
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse that has achieved a master’s degree and board certification in his or her speciality area. Specifically, a pediatric nurse practitioner goes through rigorous training to provide independent care for children birth until 21 years of age. At Bright Oaks, our pediatric nurse practitioners offer focused and individualized care, while concentrating on education, prevention, and the welfare of the child and family.
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