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Pediatrics

UT Southwestern Medical Center is dedicated to serving the health care needs of children from birth through age 18 by offering excellence in pediatric evaluation and treatment.

Our goal is to make the lives of children better through clinical care, prevention, and advocacy programs while furthering new knowledge through research.

Comprehensive Care for Children

UT Southwestern has a number of services and clinics that offer young patients a full spectrum of medical care.

The Internal Medicine - Pediatrics Clinic is staffed by primary care physicians who are trained and board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.

Services at the clinic include:

  • Newborn and infant care
  • Routine well-child examinations
  • Visits to address behavior and developmental concerns
  • Visits to treat acute infections
  • Immunizations
  • Treatment for complex medical conditions
  • Sports and camp physicals
  • Screening and prevention of sexually transmitted infections
  • Birth control counseling

The Hospitalist Service, housed at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, cares for children who are referred by community physicians, as well as patients without primary care physicians. It’s staffed by UT Southwestern’s general pediatricians.

The General Pediatric Outpatient Consultation and Diagnostic Service is available for referrals by primary care physicians and specialists. UT Southwestern pediatricians conduct comprehensive evaluations and diagnoses and can make recommendations for further treatment and referrals.

Our physicians also have extensive experience in working with pediatric patients in specialty areas such as cardiologyendocrinologygenetics and metabolismhematology and oncologyinfectious diseasesnephrologyrespiratory medicineneonatology, and more. Our wide-ranging network of specialists and facilities provides comprehensive care for young patients.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

UT Southwestern offers an extensive pediatric rehabilitation program for young patients who need it. All our pediatric rehabilitation specialists work together as a team to fully educate parents and make them aware of all the actions needed to return their children to excellent health.

Our programs combine compassionate care with specialized therapies, such as the use of rehabilitation medical equipment specifically designed and sized for children.

We also offer comprehensive evaluation and treatments for children with musculoskeletal, neurological, and other conditions using state-of-the-art resources in a child-friendly environment.

We offer the most effective treatments available for children who have been diagnosed with:

  • Autism
  • Brachia plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral vascular accidents
  • Development delays
  • Gait abnormalities
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Nonhealing or poorly healing wounds
  • Orthopaedic disabilities
  • Spina bifida
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injury

Our rehabilitation therapy environments are colorful and visually interesting for children, which encourages them to engage in treatments.

Neurological Assessments

We provide advanced neurological assessments for children, such as electromyogram (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS), which are conducted by specialists who are sensitive to the special attention that children need in a health care environment.

Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapists have specialized training in treating children with sensory differences relating to their daily activities. As a result of our dedication to the unique needs of pediatric patients, rehabilitation programs significantly increase a child’s opportunity for success and positive performance in the basic activities encountered in school, at home, and in the community.

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists provide innovative wound care that includes hydrotherapy and other treatments designed for children. They work in conjunction with occupational therapy, trauma, and injury prevention specialists to provide car safety seats for children who temporarily cannot use normal safety seats due to casts or other devices. In addition, physical therapists are specifically trained in procedures that can prevent or delay the need for surgical lengthening of tight muscles around children’s ankles or knees.

Speech Therapy

To accurately diagnose feeding and swallowing disorders, our pediatric speech therapists can perform swallow study procedures that provide the basis for effective therapy.

Pediatrics Specialty Clinics

UT Southwestern also has several specialty clinics that serve the area:

  • The First Care Clinic at Children’s Medical Center evaluates acute, nonemergency patients. UT Southwestern pediatric physicians supervise pediatric residents who staff the clinic and support educational objectives through patient care, informal lectures, and teaching conferences.
  • The Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic at Children’s Medical Center seeks to improve adolescent health through health care delivery, education, and research. The clinic is staffed by UT Southwestern physicians who have special interest and training in the areas of adolescent and sports medicine. The clinic sees patients ranging from ages 11 to 21 and welcomes referrals from community physicians and health care clinics.
  • The Crystal Charity Ball Continuity of Care Clinic at Children’s Medical Center Dallas is where UT Southwestern’s pediatric residents receive training in primary ambulatory continuous care, providing comprehensive care to both well and chronically ill children. The state-of-the-art clinic, which houses technologies that improve care for patients and maximize the educational experience for residents, is also the center for many clinical research studies.

These clinics also operate through the Parkland Health & Hospital System's Community Oriented Primary Care facilities at locations near the Medical District.

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