Methodist Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinics
Methodist Plaza, 4499 Medical Drive, Sublevel One
San Antonio, Texas 78229
Phone: 210-575-7371 or 1-800-297-1021
Methodist Children’s Hospital’s pediatric specialty clinics in San Antonio have served Central and South Texas families since 1998 by providing exceptional multidisciplinary care to medically fragile, complex and technologically dependent patients. We provide a comprehensive range of services from initial evaluations and recommendations to ongoing care. We believe that creating a unique, individualized plan of care for every child is essential to provide the level of quality care each child deserves and can expect. We are located on sublevel one of Methodist Plaza, just outside of the Methodist Children’s Hospital campus.
Our clinics are staffed with board-certified pediatric specialists, registered nurses, dieticians, a case manager, social worker, ototech and licensed physical, speech and occupational therapists for each specialty. Our seasoned registered nurse team has more than 100 total combined years of pediatric care experience. We work closely with providers in the community to ensure each patient’s care is well-coordinated and family-centered. Our goal is to help every child reach their fullest potential. We also have bilingual staff to assist Spanish-speaking families..
Here at Methodist Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing you and your family with the pediatric clinic care you need in San Antonio. Our clinics cover an array of needs for your child with certified doctors and nurses for each. Our clinics include:
Children with Craniofacial anomalies require many interrelated services from a variety of health care professionals. Our interdisciplinary team of specialists provide coordinated, consistent care for children with multiple and complex medical and dental problems. These children may require several surgical procedures throughout their lifetime, including plastic/craniofacial, dental/oral and ear surgeries. These procedures can be coordinated together to minimize trauma and exposure to anesthesia and obtain the best timing for the patients’ growth and development. Our team is accredited by the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA) and is listed in the membership directory at ACPA-cpf.org.
In addition to primary surgical closure of the lip and palate the team provides nonsurgical services through regular team evaluations to monitor feeding and language acquisition through speech language pathology services, dental care and treatment including Pre-Surgical Nasoalveolar Molding (PNAM), audiology surveillance and treatment, social services , and ongoing nursing case management and coordination of care. The craniofacial team members provide ongoing education though routine clinic visits and interim office visits with respective team physicians.
This is a multidisciplinary clinic that follows infants and children who are at risk for a developmental delay either due to prematurity or congenital disorders. The team evaluates infants and children’s physical, occupational, nutritional and speech needs and goals under the supervision of a developmental pediatrician.
Following these infants from birth will provide appropriate interventions to help them reach their maximum potential. The team works closely with patient/families and pediatricians to assure referral to appropriate community resources.
The Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic offers multidisciplinary care to children and adolescents with pulmonary, respiratory and sleep disorders as well as the technology dependent child. Our team consists of doctors who are board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Sleep Medicine, Registered nurses, dieticians, respiratory therapists, a case manager and social worker. This dynamic team offers support and education to each patient and their family by creating individualized plans of care and ongoing treatment for every child we see.
We are committed to helping each child and their caregivers achieve their highest potential. Some of the conditions we treat are: chronic and restrictive lung diseases, asthma, breathing disorders/sleep apnea, home ventilation/BIPAP/CPAP, tracheostomy, congenital defects of the aerodigestive system, respiratory/neuromuscular dystrophies, interstitial/rare lung diseases, pulmonary hypertension, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cystic fibrosis.
Spina bifida is the result of a congenital defect of the spinal cord, which can affect all the major systems of the body, depending upon the level of the defect. The team provides an interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment recommendations for infants, children and adolescents with Spina bifida. Due to the complexity of this diagnosis, a team approach provides the child and family with a unified approach to treatment. The staff collaborates with patients and families, schools and therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan.
The vascular anomalies clinic provides comprehensive care for children with hemangiomas and vascular malformations. Led by a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, the team consists of a pediatric plastic surgeon, an interventional radiologist and nursing. The team evaluates each child and coordinates care to determine sclerotherapy or embolization, medical treatment, surgical excision and repair, or laser treatment. Families are able to understand a global approach to treatment and the long-term plan of care.
The Botox Clinic is a procedural clinic designed for the administration of Botox injections for children with spasticity as a result of injury or disease affecting the brain and/or spinal cord. The pediatric neurologist examine our patients to determine where and how much Botox is needed, and then perform the intramuscular injections. The parents are fully informed of the benefits and risks of Botox prior to the injections. Botox blocks the nerve from releasing acetylcholine, a substance that when released in excess amounts, results in overly active muscles or spasms. The pediatric neurologist collaborates with the child’s primary care physician, orthopedic surgeon, and occupational and physical therapists, and family to provide the most effective care for the patient.