Pediatrics Specialist

Houcks Road Family Practice

Paul Williams, DO

Family Practice & Aesthetics located in Harrisburg, PA

Regular check-ups and examinations help ensure your child is healthy and ready for school each year. At Houcks Road Family Practice, Dr. Paul Williams performs a variety of pediatric care services for families in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas. Whether you need a school or sports physical, a well baby check-up for your infant, or medical care for a sick child, you’ll find personalized, holistic, and patient-centered care at Houcks Road Family Practice. Call the office or schedule an appointment for your child using the online booking system.

Pediatrics Q & A

What does pediatrics involve?

Pediatrics refers to the care of infants, children, and teens under the age of 21. Dr. Williams provides expert pediatric care to children of all ages at Houcks Road Family Practice.

Pediatric care includes many services that children and young adults may need, such as:

  • Preventive care and well baby checks
  • School physicals for children
  • Sports physicals for aspiring athletes
  • Acute care for accidents and surgeries

What kind of preventive care does my child need?

Just like adults, children need regular medical check-ups to maintain good health. Preventive care for your child should start in infancy to catch potential health issues early, or to prepare for any problems that your child is at risk of developing.

Well baby and well child check-ups are done regularly to check your child’s development and ensure there are no potential health problems. These visits are different from regular doctor visits because they’re scheduled when children are healthy rather than sick.

Do I need to bring anything to my child’s school or sports physical?

Many schools require students to undergo a physical before the school year starts. If you have an athlete in the family, your child may also need to have a sports physical to be able to play.

When you go to your child’s physical, be sure to bring:

  • Required forms from the school
  • Vaccination records if you have them
  • Lists of medications your child takes
  • Medical history for your child and family

During the physical, Dr. Williams checks your child’s vitals and reflexes. He may also check for scoliosis and perform an eye exam. Physicals are typically valid with the school for one year.

What is acute pediatric care?

Acute pediatric care refers to the care your child may receive after surgery when suffering from an illness, or after an injury.

When you come to Dr. Williams for acute pediatric care, you can feel confident your child is in good hands. Dr. Williams practices collaborative care and provides patients with all treatment options, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

If you’re looking for quality medical care for your child, Dr. Williams provides a full range of pediatric services to keep your child happy and healthy. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.