Bruce Hewett, MD
I appreciate the uniqueness of each child and enjoy children of all ages. Twenty-five years of Pediatric practice has confirmed that if I make every visit fun, especially for young children, it creates a foundation for a successful relationship. I have a relaxed approach with my patients and like to take as much time as needed for a productive visit. I often ask my patients about their friends, pets, and school and relate to their lives and experiences.
I have found that even young children have an amazing ability to describe their symptoms, so I make it a point to interview children as well as their parents. Likewise, I like to empower the child by having them repeat their treatment instructions back to me. I am always impressed by how accurately children can do this. With older children, I find that making them a partner in their care leads to the greatest success for a healthy lifestyle.
My areas of special interest include many different behavioral conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. I also have special interest in sleep disorders, asthma and allergies. As a parent of two, I understand the concern parents have when a child is ill or injured. I look forward to developing long-term relationships with the families who entrust me with their care.
Watch Dr. Hewett's series on Sleep Strategies for New Borns to School Age Children.
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine
Pediatric residency, David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB