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Pediatric Specialty Care

In most cases, a child will be seen by a primary care pediatrician at TBHC. There are cases, however, where a child may need a pediatrician who has a specialty in a particular area or system of the body. TBHC has a broad range of specialists who work with our primary care pediatricians when necessary, including in:

Cardiology (heart), which provides comprehensive care to pediatric patients of all ages from the fetus to adolescents. Our cardiologists handle a variety of complaints from murmur and chest pain to arrhythmia and congenital heart disease. Testing includes:

  • Fetal echocardiogram
  • Transthoracic echocardiogram
  • Electrocardiogram
  • 24-hour Holter monitoring
  • Treadmill exercise testing

Dentistry, services include fillings, sealants, braces, surgery for tumors, deformities, fractures, trauma of the jaw and facial bones, and cleft lip and palate, as well as care for children with disabilities.

Developmental and behavioral pediatrics, which assesses attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, and common behavioral problems, such as temper tantrums, sleep disorders, feeding problems and toileting issues.

Dietary, which provides services at both the Children’s Health Center and the Pediatric Specialty Clinic. These include nutritional assessment, counseling and education to children with nutrition-related medical problems, including obesity, underweight, diabetes, prediabetes, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, celiac disease, multiple food allergies, seizures, and other nutritional-related diseases and conditions.

Endocrinology, which provides care for hormonal disorders such as diabetes, growth, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, puberty, calcium and bone disorders. Diabetes care encompasses both type 1 and 2 diabetes and includes managing the care of pediatric patients using an insulin pump.

Gastroenterology, which consults on patients with the full spectrum of gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional disorders and works closely with the pediatric nutritionist.

Genetics, which provides diagnosis, management, testing and genetic counseling for genetic and chromosomal disorders.  In addition, there are genetic counselors and the prenatal genetic counseling program in Reproductive Genetics.

Hematology and Oncology, which provides a variety of service for blood disorders, including an infusion center, as well as the diagnosis of pediatric cancers. Our specialists also work with the oncology department at Mount Sinai Hospital for the management of our pediatric cancer patients. Additionally, TBHC treats many sickle cell patients with a broad range of services.

Infectious Diseases, which provides evaluation and follow-up for patients with infectious disease issues, as well as advice on travel precautions.

Nephrology, which provides care for the entire spectrum of kidney disease and hypertension from newborns to young adults. The Pediatric Lupus Center works closely with the pediatric rheumatology section to better care for patients with this disorder.

Neurology, which covers all issues from seizures, headache, developmental delays, tics and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to childhood strokes and the neurocognitive issues related to sickle cell disease. Electrical brain activity tests (EEG and VEEG) are available and read by an epileptologist, a neurologist who specializes in the treatment of epilepsy.

Pulmonary, which focuses mainly on asthma, but also provides a full range of diagnostic services.

Rheumatology, which provides evaluation for children with joint and other pain syndromes, as well as rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), juvenile dermatomyositis, scleroderma, mixed connective tissue disorder, vasculitis and fibromyalgia, among others. The Pediatric Lupus Center works closely with the pediatric nephrology section to better care for patients with this disorder.

Surgery, specialists in pediatric surgery are available.

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