pe·​di·​a·​tri·​cian | \ ˌpē-dē-ə-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pediatrist \ ˌpē-​dē-​ˈa-​trist How to pronounce pediatrist (audio) , pē-​ˈdī-​ə-​ \

Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

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Regular screening allows pediatricians to piece together a long-term picture of young-adult risk factors, intervene with brief discussions about risk and safety when necessary, and refer to higher levels of treatment if needed. Tim Lahey, Washington Post, "When the best medicine means asking parents to leave the exam room," 17 Sep. 2019 Samantha Ahdoot, a pediatrician in Alexandria, Virginia, treated an 11-year-old and a 13-year-old who moved from Florida after a hurricane destroyed their community and their medical records at their doctor’s office. Emily Holden, Scientific American, "Climate Change Is Having Widespread Health Impacts," 16 Sep. 2019 An app that might help pediatricians make faster diagnoses or flag problematic behaviors for parents sooner could be revolutionary. Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, "Medical Researchers Want Your YouTube Videos," 9 Sep. 2019 The issue is personal for Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, a pediatrician who works at an Esperanza clinic in a heavily Latino Chicago neighborhood. Sophia Tareen, The Denver Post, "Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change," 17 Aug. 2019 Clarke County doesn’t have a pediatrician along with 19 other counties in the state. al, "Alabama HPV vaccination rate lags nationally," 17 Aug. 2019 Powers has aspirations of being a pediatrician or pediatric anesthesiologist, a dream that will play out in coming years. Scott Talley, Detroit Free Press, "A childless Detroit couple and their east-side church boost Detroit Youth," 24 Aug. 2019 As such, children starting school should also receive routine hearing tests at the pediatrician’s office or the primary care physician’s office. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "Hearing and vision check-ups are another key aspect of starting a new school year," 31 July 2019 Paul Wise, the doctor chosen to visit the facilities and draft the report, is a pediatrician at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in Stanford, California and a professor at that university's medical school. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "A doctor will assess migrants in U.S. custody along the border: Deal reached amid lawsuit," 13 July 2019

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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 How to pronounce pediatrician (audio) \

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 How to pronounce paediatrician (audio) \

Medical Definition of pediatrician

: a specialist in pediatrics

called also pediatrist

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