Pediatric Care Specialist

Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar

A Private Medical Practice located in Santa Cruz Plaza, Tucson, AZ

Kids have specific needs in their day-to-day lives, mostly because they’re still developing and can’t always take care of themselves. At Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar in Tucson, Arizona, you can find excellent pediatric care for your child from Javier Rios, MD, and his team. To book a checkup or sick visit for your child, call Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar or use the online scheduling tool today.

Pediatric Care Q & A

What is pediatric care?

Pediatric care is medical care centered around children’s health. From birth until adulthood, kids rely on pediatric care to attend to all of their health and developmental needs. 

Pediatricians are trained to provide care for kids at each stage of their development, which can differ from adult care for the same conditions. 

The team at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar provides pediatric care for healthy kids, kids with acute conditions, and kids with chronic illnesses. 

The kid-friendly staff works to make your children as comfortable as possible at each visit to the doctor. They can also answer all of your questions regarding your child’s health and development. 


How is pediatric care different from adult care?

Smaller bodies, like those of babies and children, function differently than fully developed adult bodies. Pediatricians acknowledge these differences and make the necessary changes to care plans according to your child’s age. 

One key difference between pediatric care and adult care is kids can’t legally make their own medical decisions. Your child’s pediatrician at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar must consult with you or another legal guardian to get informed consent for various treatments and procedures instead of just the child themselves.

Additionally, pediatricians manage congenital defects that kids have from birth and make sure that kids are growing normally. Since adults are fully developed, these aren’t issues they need to address. 


What can pediatricians treat?

Pediatricians have cross-training in many medical disciplines. After all, children are still prone to the same injuries and conditions as adults and often need similar care. Your child’s pediatrician at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar can diagnose and treat:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Cold and flu
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Behavioral problems
  • Mental health problems


The team at Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar can also provide your child with routine checkups and all of the vaccinations they need. 

Keeping an eye on your child’s health and practicing preventive care can give you peace of mind about your child’s wellness and catch potential illnesses early. 

To book a pediatric care appointment for your child, call Tucson Clinica Medica Familiar or use the online scheduling tool today.