If your pediatrician has recommended that your child see a cardiologist, he or she may suspect your child’s heart is not functioning normally. Approximately 0.8% of children are born with congenital heart defect.
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Cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and long-term management of a spectrum of pediatric physical deformities, which may be present at birth, caused by trauma or result from an acquired disease.
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Critical and intensive care unit (PICU)
The pediatric critical care team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center cares for children who are very ill or medically unstable. These situations may result from very serious disease, infection or injury sustained from trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury.
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Our emergency room that handles emergencies—from minor sprains and strains to major trauma—in an environment designed to address the unique needs of infants, children and adolescents.
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If your child has diabetes, problems with growth, or early or late puberty, your pediatrician may recommend that he or she see a pediatric endocrinologist. Because children are still growing, their problems are often quite different from those commonly seen by endocrinologists who treat adults.
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Pediatric epileptologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of epilepsy in children. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder affecting the electrical activities within the brain, and is diagnosed if the child has two or more unprovoked seizures.
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Pediatric gastroenterologists treat children who have conditions that affect the organs in the digestive system, including the stomach, liver and bowel. They also help children with feeding and eating issues. Some examples include food allergies, celiac disease, Crohn's disease and colitis, to name a few.
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Pediatric and adolescent gynecologists treat injuries, infections, unexplained bleeding and pubertal and reproductive health issues.
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Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's has the full range of cancer diagnostic and treatment facilities, including pediatric intensive care and outstanding pediatric surgery providing lifesaving care for our fragile patients.
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Imaging and radiology
A pediatric radiologist is a physician specialist who looks at X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, and other pictures of children’s bones and tissues to identify problems that may be causing a medical condition.
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Pediatric infectious disease specialists treat children with compromised immune systems and uncommon or serious infections. These can be infections that are difficult to identify, are hard to treat or are complicating another condition like prematurity or cancer.
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Pediatric mental health is a specialty that treats children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and psychiatric disorders. The pediatric mental health team includes child psychiatrists, psychologists and professional counselors.
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Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
The Level IV NICU at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple cares for the most fragile and premature newborns as well as full-term newborns diagnosed with serious or life-threatening conditions.
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Pediatric nephrologists are doctors who treat children with kidney disorders, complicated chemical imbalances, bone metabolism disorders and high blood pressure.
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A pediatric neurologist treats children with conditions that affect the nervous system, which includes the brain, nerves and spinal cord.
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At Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's, a pediatric neuropsychologist evaluates cognitive (thinking) problems such as communication, memory and attention can affect children in school and in life.
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When a pediatric neurologist exhausts treatment methods to successfully treat a child with a neurological disease, it may become necessary to consult a pediatric neurosurgeon to assess the child’s condition and create a surgical treatment plan.
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Pediatric occupational therapy helps infants, children,and adolescents perform the activities of daily living that may need to be mastered for the first time or relearned after disease or injury.
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The pediatric ophthalmology team at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's provides both medical and surgical care of a child’s eyes, depending on the young patient’s needs.
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Board-certified pediatric orthopedic surgeons provide specialty care for bone defects or genetic-related bone diseases.
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Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Also called ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists, pediatric otolaryngologists treat disease and disorders that affect most of the senses, including your child’s ability to hear, smell, touch and taste.
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Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists help develop, enhance and restore functional ability to children with physical impairments or disabilities.
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Licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants work in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care units and in the inpatient and outpatient clinics to restore mobility to an affected area of the body immediately after medical treatment or surgery.
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Pediatric podiatry focuses on caring for a child’s growing feet. Specialists are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to normal and abnormal development of the feet and ankles.
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Pediatric pulmonologists treat children with breathing problems, including those caused by asthma and cystic fibrosis, which can be brief or lifelong and affect children of any age.
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Pediatric rheumatologists treat children with joint and connective tissue disease and musculoskeletal conditions that affect the muscles and bones. Rheumatologists also treat autoimmune disorders.
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Pediatric sleep medicine specialists treating sleep-related issues that affect children and adolescents. Baylor Scott & White Health has an accredited sleep laboratory at the with specialists trained to assess and treat your child’s sleep needs.
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Speech-language pathologists collaborate with other pediatric specialties to treat communication disorders in children.
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Pediatric surgeons operate on all children, from newborns to adolescents. Their expertise is essential, because a child is not a small adult. As a child grows, his or her anatomy changes, and a pediatric surgeon’s skills are needed to perform operations on delicate tissues and structures in his or her body.
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A pediatric urologist treats the urinary system, including the kidneys and bladder; in males, the genitals are included. Urinary conditions range from birth defects and difficulty urinating to infections and, less commonly, urinary stones that form in the bladder.
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