We are able to provide much of the pediatric care that a child would need without going anywhere else. For example, our hematologist/oncologists are part of the Children's Oncology Group and can treat most forms of cancer right here in Brooklyn. For therapies that would be better provided elsewhere, we can coordinate so that care can still be provided locally.
Our infectious diseases pediatricians have a strong focus in microbiology and vaccine research. We see both hospitalized patients and patients referred by other health care providers. In addition we conduct research in new drugs, new vaccines, and new ways of making diagnoses.
The Pediatric Cardiology service sees patients in an office setting and on the Pediatric and Neonatal inpatient units. We offer a wide variety of noninvasive diagnostic modalities including electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, fetal echocardiogram, Holter monitoring, and exercise stress tests. Cardiology maintains a close relationship with both campuses of Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian. This facilitates the referral of patients to these campuses who may require more invasive cardiology services including cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery.
Ambulatory Care services are offered in a group practice setting. In this model, a specific physician and resident will be responsible for your care. These physicians will be associated with teams so there is always continuity of care, even if you designated physician is out.
Our pediatricians provide care to infants through adolescents in child-friendly settings within The Brooklyn Hospital Center and at our La Providencia Family Medicine Center (718.455.9000) and the Williamsburg Family Medicine Center (718.599.6200). Services range from well-child care to treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
The Children's Health Center provides primary care and well-child medical care--including immunizations and school physicals--to children of all ages. Each child is followed by his or her own physician. Several physicians are available, including an adolescent specialist and a Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Day and evening appointments are available.
Our inpatient service has 25 beds. These services are staffed by a team of specially trained hospital-based physicians along with our pediatric specialists and an excellent team of nurses.
We also have a program in Pediatric Surgery. Many community physicians refer patients to us for inpatient care. During the hospitalization, we are in frequent communication with those doctors and we send the patients back to those physicians once they no longer need hospitalization.
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is staffed by leading physicians, nurse specialists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. The 18 -bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides long and short-term care to premature and sick newborns. It is staffed by full-time Neonatologists as well as nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.
The NICU as well as the Pediatric Special Care Unit can provide transport to our center for critically ill newborns, children and adolescents.
Many of our patients are admitted through the Pediatric Emergency Room, which provides care for acute illnesses and injuries 24 hours a day/7 days a week. It is separated from the adult emergency room, making the experience easier for the child. The Pediatric Emergency Room is under the leadership of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialist. In his absence, a pediatrician specializing in treating children in the hospital setting is always available.