Pediatrics Specialist

Michael Bazel, M.D. -  - Primary Care Physician

Michael Bazel, M.D.

Primary Care Physician & Emergency Medicine Doctor located in Panorama City, Panorama City, CA & Bell, Los Angeles, CA

As a parent, it’s important to find a pediatrician who is knowledgeable and caring when it comes to treating your children. Whether you have an urgent situation or are looking for exceptional pediatric health care services, Michael Bazel, MD, is a primary care physician and emergency medicine doctor who provides expert pediatric care. With locations in Panorama City, Bell, and Valley Village, California, Dr. Bazel and his team make it easy for you to get the medical attention both you and your children need. Use the online booking tool or call one of the offices today to schedule an appointment.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on providing health care for babies, children, and teenagers up to 18 years old. Pediatricians manage all aspects of your child’s health, including physical well-being, behavior, and mental health issues. Dr. Bazel and his team are trained to diagnose, treat, and prevent childhood illnesses, conditions, injuries, and diseases.

What does a pediatrician do?

Since Dr. Bazel is a primary care physician as well as an emergency medical doctor, he and his team can perform wellness exams on your children in addition to providing expert treatment in urgent care situations. Some common reasons to visit Dr. Bazel for pediatrics include:

  • Yearly physical examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Evaluation of milestones in growth, development, and behavior
  • Diagnostic testing of illnesses, injuries, or other health issues
  • Treating acute conditions
  • Managing chronic conditions like asthma
  • Treating colds and flu
  • Discussing child nutrition and fitness needs
  • Treating sports injuries

When you bring your children to Dr. Bazel for pediatric care, you have an advantage because you won’t need to find a new doctor for your children after they turn 18, as is typical with most pediatricians. As a primary care doctor, Dr. Bazel establishes a unique doctor-patient relationship with you and your family so he can continue to treat you at all ages and stages of life.

How do I know if my child needs urgent pediatric care?

You know your children best, but if you notice they are acting differently and they can’t yet tell you how they’re feeling, you may need to bring them to Dr. Bazel for urgent care. Signs that your infant or child may need urgent pediatric attention include:

  • Prolonged vomiting
  • Fever that doesn’t respond to medication, or improves but then comes back
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain or diarrhea lasting more than a couple of days
  • Your child is inconsolable no matter how you try to help
  • Pain during urination
  • Skin rashes
  • Injuries or lacerations that are preventing them from usual activity

If you’re not sure if your child needs medical attention, it’s a good idea to monitor them closely for signs of distress or changes in behavior. In some cases, the sooner you seek help, the faster your child can be on the road to recovery.

Call or schedule an appointment at any of Dr. Bazel’s locations in the greater Los Angeles area using the online booking tool.