1. Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
2. Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
3. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
4. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
5. Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
6. Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
7. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
8. Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
9. Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
10. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
11. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
12. Provide consulting services to other physicians. Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
13. Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
14. Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.