Pediatricians Specialize in Children’s Medicine

Pediatricians at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, chose to specialize in children’s medicine because they love kids.

Children’s Medicine Pediatricians

When it comes to the healthcare of your child, you want a doctor that you can trust to monitor your child’s health and development through all stages of their formative years. Pediatricians at Bluestem Health in Lincoln, Nebraska, chose this specialty because they love kids. They are specially trained to treat all aspects of a child’s healthcare, from growth, to childhood illnesses, to special needs. Pediatricians advocate for their young patients so they can reach their full potential.

Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of having a Bluestem Health Pediatrician manage your child’s healthcare.

Specialized Training

From the time you first learn you are pregnant until your child reaches the age of 18, you will be monitoring his or her health. It’s one of many reasons you want to partner with a pediatrician – for their specialized training in children’s medicine. In addition to their medical degree, pediatricians specialize for a number of years before becoming board-certified in Pediatric Medicine. They are passionate about children, and they understand the importance of creating a care plan that addresses developmental milestones and many other healthcare needs that may present during those growing years.

We know that every child is unique when it comes to their physical and mental growth. Because pediatricians are focused solely on treating children every day, they are able to identify health concerns more effectively and efficiently.

With their specialized training, Bluestem Health’s Pediatricians are experienced in caring for various medical problems such as a premature birth, kids diagnosed with a serious medical condition, or behavioral problems that may develop. Our Pediatricians are trained to assess each child on an individual basis, monitoring any changes that may indicate further medical attention.

Pediatricians also communicate really well with children and have a way of making them feel comfortable during their clinic visit. They understand that going to the doctor can be scary for kids as well as their parents.

Scope of Care

As previously mentioned, the pediatricians at Bluestem Health are licensed to provide care for children – from infants and toddlers, to preteens, to adolescence up to age 18. During these years, your child will need checkups, immunizations, and other healthcare services that will require you to seek medical advice from a doctor. The pediatricians at Bluestem Health are here to help you and your child through these growing stages.

Some of the services the Bluestem Health Pediatricians provide are:

  • Routine well-child checkups
  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Medication management
  • Assessment of developmental milestones
  • Nutrition, physical activity, safety, and other concerns
  • Diagnose and treat identified health concerns or disorders
  • Hospital care
  • Newborn care
  • Management of chronic disease
  • Diabetes management
  • Parenting education

Our pediatricians also offer same-day appointments and coordinate complex medical care with other sub-specialists, as needed.

Bluestem Health’s Team of Pediatric Specialists

Our team of pediatric specialists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of childhood illnesses, chronic diseases, and hospitalization. They are compassionate and work closely with parents and other caregivers in providing the highest quality of care.

Erica Peterson, MD

“I love the challenge of seeing children from premature babies to young adults because each stage of development has unique characteristics that must be factored into the evaluation.”

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Humaira Qasimyar, MD

“Pediatrics brings parents and providers together with the child’s best interest at heart. It feels good to help parents work through questions and concerns.”

If you are looking for pediatricians who are compassionate and caring, Bluestem Health’s Pediatricians provide exemplary healthcare for your child. Bluestem Health Pediatricians are located at the Kreshel Clinic. For an appointment call 402-477-6600 or visit for more information.

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