MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics
Board Certified Pediatrician; Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine located in Bayside, NY
Your child’s health is always a top priority at MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics in Bayside, New York. Marigold Castillo, MD, and her compassionate, caring staff offer a full range of pediatric services to care for your child from soon after birth until they reach young adulthood. Dr. Castillo provides consistent, high-quality care whether your child needs a sick visit, well-child exam, or assistance managing a chronic health condition. Schedule your consultation online or by calling the Bayside office directly today.
Pediatric Medicine Q & A
How does pediatric medicine differ from adult medicine?
Children have unique medical needs that require care from a specialized physician like Dr. Castillo. She is highly trained to address the developmental, physical, and emotional health of children from soon after birth and throughout the many phases of growth.
Dr. Castillo offers comprehensive care and pediatric services such as:
- Sick visits
- Well-child exams
- Behavior assessment
- Chronic illness management
- Developmental screenings
- School and sports physicals
Dr. Castillo also provides diagnostic and treatment services for acute injuries like burns, wounds, sprains, and strains. In addition, she can refer your child for specialist services for broken bones, physical therapy, or developmental or behavioral issues.
How often should my child see a pediatrician?
To ensure your child is developing on track and reaching certain milestones, Dr. Castillo recommends routine, in-office visits starting one week after birth.
During the first months of life, you should expect to schedule a well-child appointment every 2-3 months until your child reaches their second birthday. You can then schedule well-child visits every year, unless your child has a health issue that requires more frequent exams.
What are the benefits of a well-child exam?
A well-child exam is designed to help Dr. Castillo identify health or developmental issues as early as possible. Even though your child isn’t sick, these visits are a vital preventive care service that helps protect your child’s overall health to ensure their body is functioning optimally.
During a well-child exam, Dr. Castillo has an opportunity to monitor your child’s growth and development from birth through young adulthood. She can also address your concerns as a parent regarding your child’s growth.
Well-child exams are the ideal time to get your child caught up on vaccinations, learn about nutrition, and address symptoms that cause concern.
What if my child has a chronic illness?
Dr. Castillo and her staff offer a variety of on-site services to stay on top of your child’s health issues. She can diagnose and treat chronic conditions like:
- Celiac disease
- Childhood cancer
- Chronic infections
Dr. Castillo also assists with care for birth defects, developmental delays, and other issues that affect your child’s health in the long term.
Learn more about available pediatric services at MD1CARE - Gold Pediatrics by calling the office directly or booking an appointment online today.