Pediatrics Specialist

Cosmopolitan Medical Practice

Dr. Robin McKinney, DO

Family Practice & Travel Medicine located in East Harlem, New York, NY

Taking care of your child’s health is one of your most important jobs as a parent. Dr. Robin McKinney, DO, and her team at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice in East Harlem, New York, specialize in family medicine and offer pediatric care to help you manage your child’s health, including annual physicals, sick visits, and immunizations. To schedule an appointment, call the office today, or book an appointment online.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Children’s health care needs are different than adults because their bodies are undergoing rapid growth and development. Pediatrics is a medical specialty that focuses on the growth, development, and health of your child to ensure they follow a consistent path.

The team at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice provides comprehensive and compassionate pediatric medical care to children starting in infancy. In addition to being able to manage your child’s health, the family medicine team can also take of you, too.

Does my child need a physical exam every year?

Yes, your child should undergo a comprehensive physical exam every year, even if you bring your child in to see the specialists at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice often for sick care. The annual physical exam serves as a tool your specialist uses to assess overall health, as well as to monitor growth and development.

During your child’s annual wellness exam, your specialist reviews their medical history and health concerns, checks vision and hearing, and conducts a physical exam. Your specialist may also review your child’s diet with you, as well as physical activity and any concerns you may have about your child’s health.

After your child’s exam is complete, your specialist makes recommendations on how you can help your child maintain or improve health, which may include updating your child’s immunizations.

What types of immunizations does my child need?

The team at Cosmopolitan Medical Practice specializes in preventive medicine and stays up-to-date on the immunization requirements for your child based on your child’s age and previous vaccination record.

Types of immunizations your child may need include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Flu
  • Mumps, measles, rubella, polio
  • Chickenpox
  • Tetanus, diphtheria
  • Rotavirus
  • Pneumococcal

These immunizations help your child build up an immunity to these contagious diseases and protect them from getting sick.

What if my child is sick?

Cosmopolitan Medical Practice is a full-service family medicine practice and provides care for your child when they get an unexpected illness. Cosmopolitan Medical Practice even offers extended hours to help ensure your child gets the care they need when they need it.

The practice also offers rapid testing for common illnesses, including the flu and strep throat.

For comprehensive and compassionate care for your child, call Cosmopolitan Medical Practice today, or book an appointment online.