Dermatology for Pediatric Patients
Dermatology is a medical specialty that is focused upon disorders of the skin and skin changes that can be markers of more serious systemic diseases. Our board certified dermatologists are comfortable seeing skin disorders that can affect our pediatric patients.
- Examination and treatment of skin conditions
- Ingrown Nails
- Persistent and acute rashes
Pediatric ENT Services
Otolaryngology is branch of medicine that focuses upon the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose, and throat indicating the reason this branch is often referred to as ENT. It is also called otorhinolaryngology.
Our board certified ENT physicians are well trained professionals who treat infants, children and adults. Our physicians exercise great care and judgment before recommending any type of invasive or surgical procedures, important peace of mind for you…for your children.
- Pediatric Sinus Disease
- Ear (P/E) tube placement
- Voice Evaluation
- Hearing Screening
Our neurologists use advanced evaluation and imaging technologies to analyze the child’s brain anatomy and its electrical activity. By utilizing an array of sophisticated diagnostic tools and genetic testing, our doctors are able to accurately diagnose and define childhood disorders, which may ultimately lead to treatment that is more effective.
Our neurologists continue to stay abreast of promising new therapies for disorders involving the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. The disorders of children that we diagnose and treat are epilepsy, autism, developmental delays, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, cerebral palsy, migraine headaches, neuromuscular disorders and congenital malformations of the brain.
Our clinicians and their staff understand the importance of and recognize that the family is an integral part of the child’s healthcare team. Our clinicians are diligent about keeping families informed and involved from diagnosis through treatment.
- Developmental disability evaluations
- Seizure management
- Complex ADHD management
- EEG (brain wave study) and interpretation
- Autism and related disorders
- Botox for spasticity disorders (cerebral palsy)
- Migraine headaches
The Baton Rouge Clinic specializes in diagnosing and treating families and children from infancy through adulthood. We help demystify the spectrum of mental health by empowering families to work together toward resolving issues.
We believe that mental, emotional, developmental, and physical health are part and parcel of each other. As such, we were the first pediatric psychologists in the nation to partner with a pediatric practice. The hallmark of our success has been our unique prevention-based, educational approach to optimizing mental wellness.
- ADHD Testing and Counseling
- Developmental Disability Testing
- Pediatric Counseling
- Pediatric Behavior Modification and Parent
- Diet and eating disorders
- Coping with Diabetes
- General Psychological Testing
Pediatric Screening Services
The importance of surveillance and screening for developmental problems in young children is widely recognized by experts and reflected in pediatric practice guidelines. Unfortunately, there are a number of barriers to the practice-based use of developmental screening instruments, including time constraints, practice management problems, and costs.
The large number of available developmental screening methods also makes the selection of instruments challenging. Such instruments differ with respect to their purpose, which may be general screening or screening for specific problems, such as autism, as well as their method, which may be parent-report or practitioner-administered. As a result, practitioners often need guidance in choosing the screening instrument that is right for their practice.
- Preventive Health Care (Birth- Age 21)
Pediatric Surgical Services
Our mission is to be your personal, meaningful partner in your child’s growth and development to help them achieve their full potential. The Baton Rouge Clinic pediatricians are board certified, caring and compassionate specialists who strive to provide the same care for your child that they expect for their own.
General surgery involves operations that may involve anything from hernia repairs to major cancer surgery and organ removal. It performed through tradional open surgical approaches as well as using minimally invsive laparoscopic techniques (depending on the type and purpose of the surgery).
Other surgeries are also performed on other body areas as well and is dependent upon the condition being addressed. The list on our web site notes some of the many surgeries performed by our skilled and board certified surgeons
- Age 1 and older
- Age 10 and older
- Umbilical hernias
- Inguinal hernias
Pediatric Urology Services
Urology is concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract in females and of the male genitourinary tract. Our physicians are capable of the medical management of disorders such as kidney stones, recurrent bladder infections, or impotence.
Fully aware of the sensitive nature of urogenital disorders, our physicians exercise great care before recommending surgical procedures and offer minimally invasive and robotic solutions to treatment of prostate cancer and prostatic enlargement (BPH).
Our physicians also offer intervention for mechanical disorders of the female bladder that cause urinary incontinence (cystocele, fallen or prolapsed bladder). Other areas of surgical expertise include the treatment of renal cancer, bladder cancer, and testicular cancer.
- Basic pediatric urological services
Vaccine Administration & Tracking
Appropriate vaccine administration is a key element to ensuring the optimal safety and efficacy of vaccines. Vaccine administration practices are based on clinical trials that determine the dose, route and schedule for each vaccine. Professional standards for medication and vaccine administration and federal/provincial/territorial policies and procedures, where these exist, also guide vaccination practices.
Pre-vaccination counseling: Prior to vaccination, the vaccine provider should ensure that the vaccine recipient is capable of consenting to the procedure or that, when required, an appropriate guardian or substitute decision maker is present to give consent. Information regarding the risks and benefits of both receiving and not receiving the vaccination should be provided, along with the opportunity to ask questions. Minor side effects that occur frequently and any adverse effects that are severe should be discussed with the individual, guardian or substitute decision maker. This person should be asked about all relevant contraindications and precautions to receiving the vaccine. Care should be taken to determine whether there is a risk of anaphylaxis, such as previous anaphylaxis or severe allergy to any of the vaccine components or latex, if contained in the vaccine products.
- The Baton Rouge Clinic Participates in LINKS (Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide), a statewide program that tracks immunizations for all Louisiana Children