Pediatrics

UF Health Pediatrics in Jacksonville, Florida Children's Miracle Network

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 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.