to diagnose and treat all types of lung diseases and disorders that are present in children, including lung disease, congenital diseases/disorders, asthma, bronchitis and others. Dr. Sharma is able to provide the child and family with a personalized plan to help manage or cure the disease.
Pediatric pulmonology is a highly specialized field of medicine that treats infants, children and adolescents for a variety of respiratory diseases and complications affecting the lungs. Pediatric pulmonologists often work as part of a multidisciplinary team, providing either inpatient or outpatient care. These specialized pulmonologists are trained to treat children suffering from conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, apnea, pneumonia, lung disease and other respiratory-related conditions.
When diagnosing children with respiratory problems or pulmonary diseases, pediatric pulmonologists employ a variety of tests and procedures. These physicians may utilize general exercise tests to identify the child’s respiratory limitations, sweat testing to screen for cystic fibrosis, spirometry tests to measure lung capacity, as well as bronchoprovocation procedures to test for asthma and airway sensitivity, among many others. By utilizing tests such as these, pediatric pulmonologists can begin to pinpoint a diagnosis, which allows them to craft a highly personalized treatment and/or management plan.
Pediatric pulmonologists are trained to care specifically for children, as treatment for children with respiratory complications require different care than adults. The unique medical needs of children suffering from disorders affecting the lungs require care from pediatric pulmonologists to ensure proper development and prevent these problems from affecting them later in life or compounding other diseases or complications.
to provide comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents, acting as their primary care physician. Dr. Sharma has the experience and skills to provide the proper medical care for children of all ages, working closely with parents to ensure that the child is developing and maturing properly
Pediatrics is a medical specialty concerned with providing primary medical care to infants, children and adolescents. If possible, children typically see the same pediatrician from birth until around 18 years of age (sometimes longer), fostering the creation of a rapport between the physician and child that allows for more comprehensive and complete care. Because the pediatrician is familiar with the child and can see growth and medical history firsthand, they are in a better position to provide the highest quality of care.
General pediatricians are trained to provide the unique medical care that children require; although children can be treated by general or family practitioners, pediatricians are in a much better position to provide comprehensive care. When providing care, pediatricians have many goals in mind. These include controlling infectious disease, reducing the mortality rates of infants and children and promoting and developing healthy lifestyles among children.
Pediatricians are well equipped to diagnose and treat a variety of illnesses, diseases and injuries experienced by children. These may include general infections and illnesses (such as fevers, sore throats, ear infections, etc.) and minor injuries, as well as some diseases. Pediatricians are trained to identify mental or emotional stressors in children that may lead to psychiatric or mental health complications, including developmental and anxiety disorders, behavioral problems and functional complications, among other indicators.