There are several sources of pediatric primary care in the United States. Starting with primary care offices, health departments, clinics, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and specialty clinics. In cases there are also home health visits for certain pediatrics. (Ray, K. N. & Mehrotra, A., 2016) For these sources of pediatric primary care to be used and beneficial they must be accessible. (Simon, A. E., et al., 2015) Unfortunately, not all pediatrics have access to these resources. These sources are enough for providing care when used correctly. Primary care for pediatrics focuses on providing immunizations and maintaining a up to date status with immunizations, ruling out chronic conditions, congenital issues, chronic diseases and ensuring the patient is growing and accomplishing milestones correctly. It is the responsibility of primary care to determine any abnormalities and to decide further action whether it be following, social worker referral or referral to a specialist.
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