Please take a moment to read our most commonly asked questions. We're always available to answer your questions and encourage you to contact our office if you have a question that is not answered below.

Q: What is a Pediatrician?

A: A pediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children. Pediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, children, and teens.

Pediatricians provide preventive health care for children in good health and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. They also provide parents with support and advice with issues such as growth and development, safety and prevention, nutrition, and emotional wellness to foster a lifetime of good health.

Q: What is a Nurse Practitioner?

A: A nurse practitioner is a nurse who is qualified to treat certain medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. As clinicians that blend clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating health conditions with an added emphasis on disease prevention and health management, NPs bring a comprehensive perspective to health care.  Here at McComb Children's Clinic, our pediatricians and nurse practitioners work together as a team to provide your child excellent health care that fits into your schedule.

Q: How often should my child see the pediatrician or nurse practitioner? 

A: Your child should not only see a care provider for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or checkups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another. Well-care visits are strongly recommended as part of preventive pediatric care.

Well-child visits are also a good time for parents to raise questions and concerns about a child's development, behavior, nutrition, safety and overall well-being.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends this schedule for routine well-care visits:

  • 3 to 5 days
  • 1-2 weeks
  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • And once every year thereafter for an annual health supervision visit that includes a physical exam as well as a developmental, behavioral, and learning assessment.

Q: What is the best way to schedule an appointment with your office?

A: You can schedule an appointment by calling our office during regular business hours. 601-684-7623

Q: Is your office accepting new patients? 

A: Yes, we always welcome new patients. Contact our office for additional information or to request an appointment.

Q: Why does my child need to receive vaccinations? 

A: Immunizations are a series of shots given to children at different ages to help ward off serious, and potentially fatal, childhood diseases. Making sure your child receives immunizations when scheduled is the best way to help protect your child from potentially fatal diseases. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%. If you're apprehensive about vaccinations, please do not hesitate to open a discussion with your doctor or nurse practitioner.

 Q: Does the clinic have any specific treatment policies?

A: McComb Children’s Clinic considers it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. We are honored that any parent or guardian chooses us as their child’s medical providers, and we seek to provide the excellent care that every child deserves.

A vital part of our commitment to serving children is an understanding, based on medical training and ethics, of what health and illness mean for infants, children, and adolescents. McComb Children’s Clinic recognizes each patient’s health based on his or her biological origin from the moment of fertilization, and based on his or her sex as a biological male or female. 

Therefore McComb Children’s Clinic categorically does not provide medical interventions or referrals for, and does not facilitate or speak in ways that affirm the legitimacy of, the practices of “gender transition” or elective abortion. McComb Children’s Clinic cares for and welcomes each patient in its health programs and facilities based on the patient’s sex as a biological male or female. 

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Choosing a pediatrician is an important and personal decision and we want you to feel at ease with the care you and your child will receive.

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