Pediatrics Specialist

Kurt Hubach, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC

Kurt Hubach, MD

Family Practice Physician & Laser Specialist located in Bedford, VA

Children and teens deserve respect, time, and compassionate and personalized pediatric care. At Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, in Bedford, Virginia, caring family practice physician Kurt Hubach, MD, offers a range of pediatric services, including testing and blood work, vaccinations, medications, preventive care, and education on healthy lifestyle changes. Dr. Hubach also treats a broad spectrum of conditions such as allergies, flu, asthma, and anxiety. To schedule an appointment, call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, or book online today.

Pediatrics Q & A

What is pediatrics?

Pediatrics refers to the branch of medicine that typically involves the care of newborns, infants, children, teens, and young adults up to approximately age 26.

Pediatric care might include vaccinations, physical exams, medications, lab work and testing, and education on how to live a healthier lifestyle and improve nutrition, quality of life, and much more.

Dr. Hubach works closely with every parent and child to enhance health and wellness and lower disease risks.

What are some of the most common reasons for pediatric visits?

Most pediatric visits are recommended to help stay up-to-date with immunizations, education, testing, and more. Some pediatric visits are due to existing sickness and functional or aesthetic concerns, such as the flu and acne. 

Dr. Hubach can also treat acne and pediatric skin concerns with innovative treatments and technology, such as the Cynosure Icon® laser system.

Allergies

Allergies occur when your immune system reacts to a food substance, pollen, bee venom, pet dander, or some other substance that it recognizes as foreign.

When you have allergies, your immune system usually reacts to something that’s normal and isn’t considered harmful. Your immune system produces antibodies, and you might have symptoms, such as inflamed skin, digestive issues, and congested sinuses.

Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that involves chronic swelling and inflammation of the airways (bronchial tubes). This inflammation can come and go in flares and usually comes with symptoms, such as coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, and tightness in the chest.

Certain substances and environmental factors can trigger your symptoms and irritate your airways.

Eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a condition that involves itchy and red skin. Eczema is more prevalent in children, and the symptoms can come and go in flares.

Other symptoms of eczema are small, raised bumps on the skin that can leak fluid and crust over when scratched. Some children with eczema have scaly, thickened, and cracked skin.

What are the benefits of pediatrics?

Pediatric care is particularly beneficial for both parent and child. Pediatric care can:

  • Lower the risks of complications and diseases
  • Reveal important information about the health of your children, such as their inflammatory markers and blood sugar levels
  • Provide you with valuable knowledge and medical support of a trained pediatrician
  • Provide you with access to state-of-the-art testing and treatment methods and technology and highly personalized services

Some pediatric complications and concerns can come along with both physical and emotional challenges. Dr. Hubach considers and incorporates every aspect of wellness, including physical and mental health and functioning.

For attentive pediatric care, book online, or call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, today.