Doctor Sergei Shushunov specializes in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care. He received American Board of Pediatrics certifications in general pediatrics in 1989 and in pediatric critical care in 1990.
The founder of Lev Laboratories, trained in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care at the Universities of Illinois, Florida and Minnesota. Sergei Shushunov has also trained in traditional herbology, pharmacognosy and accupuncture at the University of Illinois and UCLA.
Lev Laboratories develops, markets and distributes non-prescription infant and children care products that naturally relieve common pediatric maladies—such as infant colic, diarrhea, ear infection, earache and fever—using pure, botanical ingredients.
Did You Know
Pediatrics became a specialty in 1930 when the American Academy of Pediatrics was founded with the idea that children have special developmental and health needs.
Pediatricians devote much of their time to regular health examinations, as well as to preventive medicine. They routinely immunize children against such infectious diseases as influenza, meningitis, measles, mumps and chicken pox.
Pediatrics differs from adult medicine in many respects. The obvious body size differences are paralleled by maturational changes. The smaller body of an infant or neonate is substantially different physiologically from that of an adult. Congenital defects, genetic variance, and developmental issues are of greater concern to pediatricians than they often are to adult physicians.
Treating a child is not like treating a miniature adult. A major difference between pediatrics and adult medicine is that children are minors and, in most jurisdictions, cannot make decisions for themselves.
The issues of guardianship, privacy, legal responsibility and informed consent must always be considered in every pediatric procedure. In a sense, pediatricians often have to treat the parents and sometimes, the family, rather than just the child.
Adolescents are in their own legal class, having rights to their own health care decisions in certain circumstances.