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NAENTA For Pediatric Patients

Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Athavale, and Dr. Van Deusen have advanced knowledge in pediatrics to treat your child. Our practice very rarely refers patients out for even the most complicated medical state. Our goal is to provide your child with the best care, while putting parents at ease before and during appointments. We want to provide you with enough information for you to make the best decision for your son or daughter. We look forward to seeing you and your child in our office and providing a solution to their condition.

Preparing Your Child For A Visit

The best way to prepare your child for his or her visit is by helping calm any nerves they might have. It is not uncommon for a child to worry or feel guilty for needing to see a doctor, so reassurance will help your child understand that seeing a doctor is normal. Letting them know in advance so you can address any of their questions is a good idea. Surprising them with a visit might cause them some stress.

What A Visit To The ENT Might Look Like

We take pride in being a full-service specialty office with the capability of handling the most complex cases, similar to a tertiary care center, i.e. Emory. We are dedicated to providing you and your child the best care.

  • Our doctor will start by asking questions about the pain your child is experiencing.
  • They might need to know some history of the symptoms, if they’ve had previous medication or treatments.
  • Then you can expect that the doctor will start to look at the mouth or at the back of the throat.
  • They will use a Otoscope to look inside the ears.
  • Look inside the nose.
  • An external exam of the throat. This allows the doctor to feel the glands around the neck.

Preparing Your Child For Surgery

It’s very common for a parent to be just as intimidated by surgery as a child. If your child is coming in for surgery, it’s important for you to ask any questions about the procedure to make you feel more at ease. Explaining the importance of the procedure to your son or daughter and what they will undergo will assist in a flawless treatment as well as coping after.

After the treatment, you can return to your child’s room and they will have no idea you even left. Depending on the procedure, your child might need to stay. Once they are cleared by the doctor, you can take them home and schedule a follow up visit.

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