pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ ˌpē-​dē-​ˈa-​trist , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

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The next day, the Stimperts brought their son to the pediatrician, where Sawyer tested positive for strep throat. Erin Quinn-kong, Good Housekeeping, "Their Son Tested Positive for Strep Throat. Then Came the Severe OCD, Anxiety, and Hallucinations.," 2 Jan. 2019 Facing the imminent loss of his career, the pediatrician appealed to the Board of Medicine, an independent body that’s comprised primarily of doctors and is in charge of licensing and discipline. Michael Rubinkam, The Seattle Times, "AP Exclusive: Regulators OK’d child doc charged with abuse," 31 Oct. 2018 Their pediatrician referred them to Dr. Ruy Carrasco, a pediatric rheumatologist, who was able to make the PANDAS diagnosis and break down what was happening to Sawyer for them. Erin Quinn-kong, Good Housekeeping, "Their Son Tested Positive for Strep Throat. Then Came the Severe OCD, Anxiety, and Hallucinations.," 2 Jan. 2019 Even if the baby seems old enough, parents should work out their own schedule for introducing foods with their pediatrician based on their child’s medical history. Jessica Migala, Woman's Day, "How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Food Allergies," 19 Nov. 2018 Instead, ask your pediatrician to recommend a gynecologist who sees tons of teens, or use your friends as an informal focus group. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "13 Things No One Tells You About Your First Gyno Visit," 13 Sep. 2018 At the prompting of our pediatrician, who was concerned about Sophie's sluggish growth, she was tested and diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency that had slowed her development across the board since birth. Jennifer Rabiner*, Redbook, ""Why Don't I Like My Own Child?"," 10 Nov. 2016 Schrier, a pediatrician, increased her lead in updated returns Friday over attorney Jason Rittereiser. Gregg Re, Fox News, "Democratic socialists suffer another loss in Hawaii primary, as Dems notch gains elsewhere," 12 Aug. 2018 Even as a pediatrician, my family and friends peppered me with often conflicting, sometimes confusing suggestions regarding all aspects of my own family's well-being. Rebeca Kimsey Markovich, M.d., miamiherald, "Tips for keeping babies safe while they're sleeping," 2 July 2018

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who treats babies and children


pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən \

Kids Definition of pediatrician

: a doctor who specializes in the care of babies and children


variants: or chiefly British paediatrician \ ˌpēd-​ē-​ə-​ˈtrish-​ən \

Medical Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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