Manel Karunasiri, MD
The medical specialty that deals with the health of infants, children, and adolescents is called pediatrics. Physicians who specialize in this field are called pediatricians. They typically provide primary care to patients from newborns to teenagers. This care includes diagnosing and treating illnesses, routine physical exams, monitoring growth and development, and immunizations. Pediatricians may get additional training to sub-specialize in areas such as pediatric cardiology, neonatology, pediatric oncology, or adolescent medicine.