Paediatricians specialise in concerns of physical, mental and social health of children from birth to young adulthood (neonatal through to 18 years of age). There are several private paediatricians in Cayman, as well as the Health Services Authority's own doctors.
The field encompasses a broad spectrum of health services that include everything from preventative healthcare to the treatment of chronic or acute diseases. Paediatricians also handle environmental, social and biological development concerns.
Paediatricians are often called in to be present at the birth of a child if it is an instrumental birth, i.e. if they are using Forceps or Ventouse. This is because while the Obstetrician is there for the mother, the paediatrician is the baby’s doctor.
Here is a list of the paediatricians in the Cayman Islands: