UF Health Pediatrics in Jacksonville, Florida, is concerned with all
children, from newborns to age 18, during active, healthy times and through periods
of sickness or injury. Providing routine pediatric medical and specialty care, our
highly trained pediatricians and allied health professionals are available at UF
Health Jacksonville and in neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville.
Starting at birth, the UF Health Neonatology is
ready with the latest technologies to care for newborns, especially those babies
who are born too early or have a medical problem. Before newborns leave the hospital,
they are screened for hearing problems and other medical or genetic conditions so
that they may receive early care and treatment.
For the infant, toddler and school-aged child,
UF Health Community and Societal Pediatrics provides well-baby checkups,
immunizations, school physical examinations, management and care for allergies,
asthma and childhood dermatological or skin conditions, and routine primary care
for common childhood ailments, such as colds, flu, earaches, fevers, nutritional
issues, bumps and bruises.
The Division of Developmental Pediatrics
works with parents and primary care physicians in detecting and treating learning,
developmental or behavioral problems. In addition to serving children with autism
spectrum disorders, the staff offers specialized assessments and intervention for
a variety of developmental concerns.
The genetics program
provides prenatal consultation to mothers who are at risk for delivering an infant
with a genetic disease or whose fetus has been found to have an anatomical abnormality.
Meeting the challenges of preteens and teens, the
Division of Adolescent Medicine provides educational support along with
preventive and acute care during this transitional time.
For children with infectious diseases, the
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology is available to assist primary
care physicians with consultation or hospitalization, if needed. The program also
offers a highly acclaimed approach to the prevention, detection and treatment of
pediatric HIV and AIDS through the
UF CARES/Rainbow Center.
The Division of Child Protection and Forensic Pediatrics
operates a unique telemedicine program to assist local physicians in efforts to
detect and treat child abuse and neglect.
The Division of Cardiology provides pediatric
cardiovascular services from diagnosis to follow-up care for heart murmurs to more
complicated heart conditions.
For children with acute or chronic kidney disease, referrals for care and treatment
are provided by the Division of Nephrology
The UF Health Pediatric Weight Management Center
offers children with obesity a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to achieve
weight loss and reduce — or in some cases reverse — the complications
associated with being overweight.
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine division
is ready on a moment's notice to provide consultations and support to other physicians
in the treatment and prevention of childhood injuries.
Other specialized programs, such as the Pediatric
Sickle Cell Program, Jacksonville Health and
Transition Services at UF Health Jacksonville, the
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System and the
Early Steps Program serve children with special healthcare needs.
The Cleft Lip and
Palate Team provides comprehensive care, surgery, therapy and management
of children from birth through adolescence born with cleft lips and/or palates.
UF Health Jacksonville's pediatrics inpatient unit makes overnight stays as comfortable
as possible for children. We explain all aspects of treatment to families and encourage
participation in their children's care. The floor is equipped with a play area,
large aquarium, video games and movies to help ease each child's anxiety during