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 and surrounding counties.
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, school-aged child and adolescent,
UF Health General Academic Pediatrics provides well-baby checkups,
immunizations, school and sports physicals, management and care for allergies,
asthma and childhood dermatological or skin conditions, and same day sick appointments
for common childhood ailments such as colds, flu, earaches, fevers, nutritional
issues, bumps and bruises.
The Division of Neurodevelopmental 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. This division also houses the
Northeast Florida Early Steps Program, which offers developmentally supportive
early intervention services for infants and toddlers aged birth to 36 months who have
developmental delay or may be at risk for developmental delay.
Pediatric Genetics is a consultative service that
provides clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, genetic counseling, and collaborative
medical management for patients with known or suspected genetic conditions. Common
referrals include birth defects, learning or behavior concerns, problems with growth,
family history of known genetic conditions, or concerns about a specific genetic condition.
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
specializes in the medical diagnosis and evaluation of suspected child abuse and neglect
including forensic interviews, consultative telemedicine and training for investigators,
community providers, medical students and residents.
The Division of Cardiology provides highly specialized 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 or joint and connective disorders, referrals for care and treatment
are provided by the Division of Nephrology
and the Division of Rheumatology.
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
provides care to critically ill or injured pediatric patients and work in partnership
with surgeons and other health care professionals to ensure children receive coordinated,
quality medical care.
The Division of Community and Societal Pediatrics
houses other specialized programs, such as the Jacksonville
Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS), the
Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children and the
Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program, which provide specialty care for children
with special healthcare needs including children with chronic illnesses, disabling conditions and
those with life-limiting conditions.
The Division of Hospital Pediatrics
coordinates hospital admission to the appropriate facility and provides inpatient pediatric
medical care. Highly trained and expert Pediatric hospitalists are assigned to evaluate and
manage hospitalizations from admission until discharge.