THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN features a comprehensive A-Z list of common childhood illnesses, injuries, and other concerns, with tips on what to look for, when to call the doctor, and how to treat a child at home. The Searses also guide caregivers from a child's infancy to teen years, teaching them how to boost their children's health, put together a family health plan, work with their pediatrician, and handle emergencies. Complete with the Sears family's trademark reassuring and accessible tone, THE PORTABLE PEDIATRICIAN is a must-have for any parent or caregiver who wants to keep their children healthy and happy.
William Sears, MD, and Martha Sears, RN, are the pediatric experts on whom American parents increasingly rely for advice and information on all aspects of pregnancy, birth, childcare, and family nutrition. Dr. Sears has practiced pediatrics for more than 40 years, and is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Martha Sears is a registered nurse and parenting and health consultant. Robert W. Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician in private practice in southern California. James Sears, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors. Peter Sears, MD, is a board-certified physician specializing in family practice in Nashville, TN.