When your child is under our care, know that he or she is being treated by a knowledgeable team of neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) and hospital staff. Pediatrix Medical Group of Texas – San Antonio has been caring for newborns for more than 30 years. Through our hospital partners, we provide comprehensive clinical services to support the most critically-ill and premature newborns. Currently, our practice cares for more than 225 newborns each day in multiple neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Our neonatologists and NNPs are available on-site in the NICU. They are on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a- week. The NICU is a special nursery dedicated to taking care of sick newborns. Babies who require special care in the NICU have problems ranging from minor to serious. Some babies may stay only hours, while others may stay for months before they are ready to go home. Your baby’s physician will determine his or her length of stay depending on the care needed.
Our Neonatal Transport Teams serve as a first link to referring staff, facilities, and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for inter-facility transports throughout South Texas.
Our team consists of a variety of health care providers, each with unique skills and training.
A neonatologist is a pediatrician with special training in caring for babies that are sick and require intensive care after birth. Neonatologists coordinate the care for the majority of babies in the NICU. At times, the neonatologist might consult with other specialists to help with your baby’s care. Although there are many different people involved in your baby’s care while in the NICU, it is the neonatologist who determines and coordinates the daily plan of care.
Neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) are neonatal nurses who have obtained a graduate degree (or certificate) with emphasis in caring for the needs of critically-ill newborns and their families. The NNP works in collaboration with a neonatologist to diagnose and treat babies. The NNP also performs procedures to aid in the diagnosis (e.g., spinal taps) and management (e.g., chest tube placement) of medical conditions.
A physician assistant is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional who works under the supervision of a physician. A physician assistant’s scope of practice covers the entire life span from newborn to the elderly. A physician assistant examines, diagnoses, treats and educates patients as part of a medical team.
A developmental pediatrician is a specialist within the field of developmental pediatrics, which has been a subspecialty of pediatrics for more than 20 years. This field overlaps with many other areas of pediatrics including neurology, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and general pediatrics. Developmental pediatricians frequently manage or evaluate conditions which are considered developmental disabilities, but the field also encompasses ways of preventing some of the impact these disabilities may have on the child and their family.
Our Well Newborn Services Team sees newborns in the nursery within the first 24 hours of life. They will exam your new bundle of joy and, if needed, identify, diagnose and treat any problems arising in the newborn period and make referrals as required. Our Well Newborn Services Team focuses on parent education and keeping newborns safe. Following discharge from the hospital, your baby will be followed by a private pediatrician that you have designated.
Developmental pediatrics has been a subspecialty of pediatrics for more than 20 years. This field overlaps with many other areas of pediatrics including neurology, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and general pediatrics. The conditions frequently managed or evaluated are considered developmental disabilities, but the field also encompasses ways of preventing some of the impact these disabilities may have on the child and their family. The developmental clinic is staffed by developmental pediatricians, neonatologists, pediatric physician assistants, pediatric nurse practitioners and neonatal nurse practitioners that all have additional training to provide this specialized care.
At San Antonio Pediatric Clinic, we recognize that your children are your most precious gift. Our practice focuses on high-risk children, from the time they are discharged from the NICU until their third birthday. We coordinate with local pediatric specialists in order to meet each child’s unique needs and help maximize their potential from day one. We are committed to helping improve the health and wellbeing of your children through personalized care provided in a safe, friendly environment.
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