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Pediatric Care Specialist

Wake Family Medicine

Primary Care Physicians & Family Medicine Physicians located in Cary, NC

Whether your child is a newborn or up to 18 years old, they need regular pediatric care to get and stay healthy. To receive optimal care for your child, schedule an appointment with Mrinalini Kodumagulla, MD, at Wake Family Medicine in Cary, North Carolina, today. Dr. Kodumagulla offers a wide range of pediatric care services, from newborn care to ADHD treatment to sports physicals and immunizations. To contact her, reach out over the phone or via the online booking tool today.

Pediatric Care Q&A

Does my child need pediatric care?

Pediatric care encompasses newborns up to age 18. Keeping your child healthy includes regular pediatric care, such as these services:

  • School physicals
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Checkups
  • Sick visits
  • Vaccinations and immunizations

Dr. Kodumagulla treats each child as a unique individual, and modifies their pediatric care to meet their needs at every stage of life, from infant care to pre-college or trade school vaccinations.

Her practice also offers attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment for kids and adults, treatments for asthmatic kids, screenings for lead poisoning, hypertension, and tuberculosis, and ear infection treatment.

When should I bring my child in for a sick visit?

Because kids and adolescents so frequently expose themselves to germs, it can be tough to know when your child just has a cold or mild illness, versus when they need medical care. 

If your child shows or complains of any of the following symptoms, schedule them for a sick visit at Wake Family Medicine:

  • Persistent diarrhea lasting more than a few hours
  • Ear pain
  • A rash accompanied by extreme fatigue or lethargy
  • A rash that doesn’t improve after over-the-counter treatment
  • Pain with urination, especially with female children

Also, if your child has a fever of at least 100ºF that lasts for 48 hours, schedule an appointment.

What are the benefits of children’s health visits?

Children’s health visits offer you and your child numerous benefits, including:

Preventive care

By regularly having pediatric checkups for your child, you mitigate illnesses through immunizations and by catching potential problems before they develop. You can improve their future health by getting advice from Dr. Kodumagulla about good nutrition for your child.

Life skills development

By visiting with Dr. Kodumagulla on a regular basis, your child has the opportunity to develop life skills, including the ability to advocate for themselves and to articulate symptoms that they’re experiencing in their bodies and minds.

Relationship building

Regular doctor visits also give you and your child the chance to build a trusting and meaningful relationship with Dr. Kodumagulla and her staff. As the years go on, this ensures better health for your child because they’ll be more comfortable being open and honest about their symptoms, struggles, and habits.

If you want to schedule your child for pediatric care, trust their health to the kind and compassionate team at Wake Family Medicine. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking today.