Odam Medical Group
Family Practice & Medical Clinic located in Minneapolis, MN & St Cloud, MN
Pediatric care includes services geared toward improving or maintaining a child’s health at any stage of development. At Odam Medical Group in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota, Robert Larbi-Odam, MD, MPH, and Nimo Ahmed, MSN, CNP, offer immunizations, well-child visits, sick visits, lab services, and specialist referrals along with a kid-friendly staff to engage your child. To book a visit, call either office or schedule online today.
Pediatric Care Q & A
What is pediatric care?
Pediatric care refers to medical care and management for babies, children, and teens. Odam Medical Group’s kid-friendly team can evaluate your child and provide the care they need when they’re sick. The providers can also answer any questions you have about your child’s health, growth, and development.
In some cases, diseases present differently in children than they do in adults. That’s one of the reasons why it’s important to choose a pediatric expert for your child.
Your child’s provider at Odam Medical Group gets to know you, your child, and your family over the years in order to better identify potential health issues and risks and meet your needs.
When do kids need pediatric care?
A well-child visit is one of the most important parts of pediatric care. During these visits, which happen frequently before the age of three and once a year thereafter, the team evaluates your child’s growth and development.
They take measurements, update immunizations, and talk to you about your child’s health-related needs in school and at home.
You might also need to book a pediatric care appointment for your child at Odam Medical Group for a sick visit. The team can treat or help manage a variety of health conditions that commonly affect kids, for example, allergies, asthma, and eczema.
If your child experiences bouts of sneezing, itching, or swelling, they may have an allergy to something in their environment. The team can help you manage your child’s allergy to foods, pet dander, dust mites, insect stings, medications, or environmental substances like pollen and mold.
Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that’s often diagnosed in childhood. It causes the airways to constrict and produce excessive mucus, making it harder to breathe. An asthma attack is a severe uptick in these symptoms and can be dangerous. The team specializes in helping you manage your child’s asthma symptoms.
Eczema is a chronic condition that can affect your child’s skin. It causes an uncomfortable rash and itching and can make it hard for your child to get a good night’s sleep.
What happens if my child needs specialty care?
In some cases, kids need more specialized care than a primary care provider can offer. Odam Medical Group collaborates with Children’s® Minnesota, a hospital that offers specialty care to children.
Your provider can refer your child to top-tier specialists in the fields of neurology, pain management, audiology, orthopedics, and many others.
Schedule your child’s next pediatric care visit by calling either office or booking online today.