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)
- Infant Fever
- Seizure Disorders
- Failure to Thrive/Poor Weight Gain