Austin is famous for many things but the capitol of Texas also has an excellent choice in pediatric medicine and specialties. You will find some of the best doctors, hospitals and facilities in Texas here in Austin.
Here are two fine examples of the excellent pediatric medicine options that are found in Austin:
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78723
Dell Children’s Medical is a member of the Seton family of hospitals and has a variety of services and programs to help with a plethora of childhood illnesses and conditions. Specialty centers include asthma services, children cancer and blood disorders program, children’s eye center, craniofacial and reconstructive plastic surgery center, extracorporeal member oxegenation (ECMO) program, emergency services, hand clinic, neurosciences, neonatal intensive care, palliative care, pediatric intensive care, regional heart program, safety and injury prevention, Marni Paul specialty care center, surgical services, Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity and trauma services.
It was the neurosciences department that I have personal experience with and each and every staff member we came into contact with was not only knowledgeable and friendly but also caring and sensitive to the special needs of children and the fact that children with certain conditions and disorders (and their family members) need to be treated with empathy.
As they state on their website, “Kids are different and so is Dell Children’s. Children are not small adults. They have unique healthcare needs. Statistics show that children heal faster when treated in a children’s hospital.”
Specially for Children
1301 Barbara Jordan Blvd.
Austin, TX 78723
Specially for Children is a regional medical group of pediatric sub-specialty physicians with a dedication to treating children and adolescents with severe, unusual and complex illnesses. Their departments include Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology/ Oncology, LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center, Infectious Diseases, International Travel and Adoption, Nephrology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology, Child Life, Nutrition, Social Services and Translation Services.
It was my 2 year old that brought us to Specially for Children and due to a lifetime of health problems and complications, she was very nervous around strangers, particularly in medical settings. Her allergist worked with her for months to get her comfortable so she would not kick and scream in fear when we visited the office. Everything at Specially for Children is designed to be calm, quiet and as kid-friendly as possible.
My daughter was treated like the special person she is and not like a “case” and she didn’t cry once during the entire visit. She was comfortable which made it easier to discuss her problems and potential treatments. It’s more than just treatment illness; it’s about caring for sick kids and their families.
These are two top examples of the excellent pediatric medicine options found in Austin, Texas.