Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pediatrics Rocks!

Kids are just so wonderfully authentic and fun...which is why pediatrics just rocks!

When educating a family about a new endocrine diagnosis, I always make sure to try to explain it to the child too. When I finish, I make sure that the child understands what I have said by asking him/her if they have any questions.

A recent patient that I had, a quiet, thoughtful 6 year old boy throughout appointment, was memorable. Even though he was quiet for most of the appointment, I could tell from his intense eye gaze that he was following the conversation. 

Soon, the time came for me to ask: 

‘Do you have any questions?’

He thoughtfully then asked: 'Did you have tacos for breakfast?’

I love pediatrics!! :)