Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Children are the greatest gift a parent or guardian can be given. And with that gift comes great responsibility. Children require a lot of love, care, guidance, discipline and understanding.

We are very fortunate to have Southwest Minnesota’s pediatric pioneer, Dr. Mishra, here in our Slayton Clinic on a full-time basis. Dr. Mishra, along with our family medicine providers, Tracy Hansen & Paige Moser, are Murray County’s compass for child health care from birth to age 18.

Dr. Mishra Pediatrician Slayton Murray County Medical Center

Atul Mishra, MD

Pediatrics Physician

Murray County Medical Center Tracy Hansen APRN, FNP Family Medicine Provider

Tracy Hansen, APRN, FNP

Family Clinic Provider

Paige Moser

Paige Moser, PA-C

Family Clinic Provider

General Pediatric Services

  • Well Child Visits 
  • Acute Care/Illness
  • Injuries

Specialized Pediatric Services

  • Asthma
  • ADHD
  • Developmental Delay
  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Complex Pediatric Diseases

About Well Child Visits

Peace of Mind is Everything for Busy Moms & Parents!

The first several years of a baby’s life are filled with milestones and well-baby madness, especially the first 15 months! And we know your schedules are filled to the brim! But it’s so important to stay on top of these check-ups. As parents, your baby is growing like crazy every dayfrom rolling over to their first bite of foodso trust us to keep everything on track.

We have a big responsibility with your child’s medical care. We want to earn your trust and confidence with each visit.  From developmental and growth milestones to prevention with immunizations, our job is to thoroughly exam your child, advise, diagnose and treat them so you can all get back to living a healthy and active life!

Beyond the first few years there is a ton of rapid growth and development in children, so it’s important to schedule yearly well-child visits for kids ages 2-18.

Critical Milestone Ages for Well-Child Visits

Annual wellness exams are strongly encouraged for every child ages 2-18!

  • 2 weeks
  • 2 monthsMCMC Pediatrics
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 9 months
  • 12 months
  • 15 months
  • 18 months
  • 2 years
  • 30 months
  • 3 years
  • 4-5 years
  • 7 years
  • 9 years
  • 11 years

 

Prevention

Your child gets scheduled immunizations to prevent illness. You can also ask your pediatrician or provider about nutrition and safety at home and school.

Growth & Development Tracking

See how much your child has grown since your last visit and talk with your provider about your child’s development, social behaviors and learning.

Team-based Approach

Regular visits build a strong and healthy trust amongst the pediatrician/family provider, parent and child. We believe this team approach helps develop a child’s optimal physical, mental and social health.

Voice Concerns

We encourage all parents and guardians to make a list of top questions or concerns about your child such as:

  • Development
  • Behavior
  • Sleeping
  • Eating
  • Getting along with others

Illness & Injury

Children get sick. And it seems they are sick A LOT in those early years. Our pediatrics team is here for you when life spirals out of control and your children need immediate care! Always trust your intuition as a parent and bring them in so we can get them checked out and back on track to being a kid again!

Below are some common symptoms we see regularly in children. It’s our job to get to the root cause of the symptoms, diagnose and advise you on treatment or prescribe medication.

Common Physical Symptoms

  • Abdominal/Stomach pain
  • Breathing changes (Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath)
  • Cough/Runny nose
  • Diarrhea/Loose stools
  • Eye redness/Eye mucus
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Fever
  • Seizures
  • Sneezing/congestion (Allergies)
  • Skin conditions (Rashes, Hives, Dryness/Eczema)
  • Sore throat

Common Child Illnesses Printable Download

From Strep Throat to Influenza and everything in between, we have a common childhood illness reference guide for you to access or print when you need it. It’s a tool to help you know when to bring your child in to see us, what symptoms common illnesses present, when they can return to school/daycare, and so on.  

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