Focused visit

Dr. Kinga Jókay’s specialty is general pediatrics, from the newborn period to the college physical. This includes, but is not limited to, acute illnesses like urinary tract infections and rashes, chronic conditions like recurrent abdominal pain and asthma, minor trauma, adhesions of the female genital tract, tics, and counseling regarding and administration of immunizations: be they mandatory, optional or recommended for travel.  “In short, you can seek my help concerning any aspect of a child’s health or well-being”, says Dr. Jókay.

Kinga Jókay was born and raised in Chicago. After receiving her medical doctorate from Northwestern University, she served a residency in pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Thereafter, she worked as an attending physician for both inpatients and outpatients for ten years in Illinois.

In 2002, Dr. Jókay relocated to Budapest with her family.  She established and directed the department of pediatrics at a private clinic between 2003 and 2023.  As it is of utmost importance to Dr. Jókay that she stays up to date with the practice of pediatrics, she refreshes and expands her knowledge base by completing a minimum of 50 credit hours of continuing medical education in the United States annually, and another 50 in Hungary.

“For the past 35 years, I have made it my mission to support parents in raising healthy, happy children”.  An important tool in maintaining wellbeing and preventing accidents and illness is the Well Child Care visit.  This 60 minute long examination affords the physician an opportunity to thoroughly assess the infant’s, child’s, or adolescent’s health. It entails evaluating physical growth, fine and gross motor dexterity, language development, and social skills. Diet, elimination and sleep habits are also discussed. There is plenty of time to bring up any questions or topics whatsoever.  Parenting advice is given, tailored to the child’s needs, for example: how to teach an infant to sleep thru the night or whether it is normal for a teenager to be sleepy constantly.  Anticipatory guidance may consist of what to watch for if a toddler hits his head, or how to arm a pubertal girl with confidence regarding her first menstrual period.  The examination concludes with a head to toe physical, screening for a myriad of issues like scoliosis in teenagers or retinoblastoma  (cancer of the infant’s eye), all the while reassuring the family of good health and function.

No visit to Dr. Jókay is complete without a patient or parent education handout.  She personalizes take-home information on a multitude of topics: why adults should read to babies, tips for purchasing a bike, and how to spot depression in an adolescent, just to name a few.