Pediatricians who specialize in pediatric hospital medicine have expertise in the care of children who require hospital care to treat their medical needs. These dedicated pediatric hospitalists provide leadership in the care of pediatric patients throughout the hospital, including the pediatric ward, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department, the neonatal intensive care unit and the pediatric intensive care unit.
Pediatric hospital medicine: Our approach
Together with your child's pediatrician or primary care physician, UF Health Hospital Pediatrics at Jacksonville coordinates hospital admission to the appropriate facility and provides inpatient pediatric medical care.
- Inpatient care is determined as necessary when the severity of a child’s illness dictates that the evaluation and management be accomplished in a hospital setting.
- Our highly experienced pediatric hospitalists provide medical care for inpatients at Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville.
Critical hospital services we provide
To assist your child in the hospital and ensure the best possible outcomes, our pediatric hospitalists offer a variety of important services:
- Performing medical examinations
- Requesting and reviewing laboratory and other medical tests, such as blood tests and X-rays
- Prescribing medicines
- Conferring with other hospital staff to assure care and treatment plans are followed
- Talking with you and family members about your child's condition and treatment
- Provideing a full report to your child's physician