North Atlanta ENT & Allergy Pediatric Patients
Dr. Hoffman and Dr. Van Deusen have advanced knowledge in pediatrics to treat your child. Our practice rarely needs to refer patients out, even for complicated medical conditions. Our goal is to provide your child with the best care while putting you 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.
Preparing Your Child For A Visit
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 Ear, Nose, and Throat specialty office , and are dedicated to providing you and your child the best care.
- We’ll begin by asking your child about any pain they’re experiencing
- We’ll discuss their medical history, review any symptoms, and any previous medication or treatments
- The doctor will examine their mouth, throat, nose and ears
- Finally, the doctor will conduct 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.