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Fox River PediatricsDo You Know the Difference Between a Pediatrician and a Family Physician?

Who will provide the best care for your children? This is the question many parents face, but they don’t always know the difference between a pediatrician and a family physician. Before you decide who will care for your child, you should know what to expect from both types of doctors.

While both pediatricians and family physicians are licensed medical professionals and are trained to provide healthcare to children, their professional training is in different specialties, which could lead to different treatment strategies for their patients. Family physicians can provide health services to an entire family, but they have a broader, less deep focus than a pediatrician. Pediatricians have specialty training in providing care for children and are more likely to be able to identify and properly treat children because that is the only population they provide care for.

Dr. Mir and the staff at Fox River Pediatrics understand that patients have options when choosing a healthcare provider for their child. As a mother, Dr. Mir knows how important it is to have the best, most knowledgeable healthcare provider for her children and as a pediatrician she knows that providing this specialized care is equally important to her patients and their families. Dr. Mir and her team provide quality, expert care for all children from birth through 18 years of age.

Parent’s Corner

We recommend the following websites as reputable and important sources of health information for your child.

General Information
AAP/American Academy of Pediatrics
Center for Disease Control

Eating Healthy
Eat Right
Healthy Children

Accidental Poisoning
Poison Control – CALL 1-800-222-1222

Traveling Families
Traveler’s Health

Retail Product Safety
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Allergy Information
Allergies and Asthma

Immunization Information
Immunizations and Vaccines


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