Pediatrics (also spelled paediatrics or paediatrics)
is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age (in some places until completion of secondary education, and until age 21 in the United States).
A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician, or paediatrician.
Pediatricians work both in hospitals, particularly those working in its specialized subfields such as neonatology, and as primary care physicians who specialize in children.
Dr John Chapman is our Consultant Paediatrician specialising in Respiratory diseases in children. His special interest is in asthma,eczema and allergies and he also works with general paediatric problems, snoring and sleep apnoeas, feeding problems including Coeliac disease, development concerns and medication advice. His NHS practice is based at The James Paget University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , where the East Point Consulting Rooms are located.