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Pediatric Hospital Care

When your child is sick and needs to be admitted to the hospital, they are going to be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist. A pediatric hospitalist is a physician whose expertise lies in the care of sick children who are admitted to the hospital.

Over the last 10-20 years, it has become increasingly clear that in order to take excellent care of children in the hospital, the providers caring for these children need to possess a specialized set of skills; skills focused solely on the inpatient management of pediatric illnesses, which are distinct from those skills that allow us to take excellent care of children in the outpatient/clinic setting. So when your child is admitted to a pediatric inpatient unit, you know that a physician who specializes exclusively in the management of hospitalized children will care for them. 

Some of the common conditions that we treat with pediatric hospital care include:
  • Respiratory Illnesses (Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia)
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Infant Fever
  • Abscesses/Cellulitis
  • Gastroenteritis/Dehydration
  • Diabetes
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Failure to Thrive/Poor Weight Gain