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Pediatrics

Pediatrics is the medical care of infants, children and adolescents. Pediatricians are specially trained to treat diseases, behavioral problems and mental health issues as they relate to children. Pediatric care includes well check-ups, vaccinations and much more.

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Pediatric center in Margate

When your child is sick or facing a health condition, getting exceptional medical care is essential.

At HCA Florida Northwest Hospital, our pediatric department offers access to pediatricians, pediatric specialists and family doctors committed to your child’s well-being. We understand that visiting a hospital may be overwhelming. This is why our staff is trained to do everything possible to make you and your child feel welcome, safe and secure.

Pediatric conditions we treat

Our specialized team of pediatric staff is trained to treat a variety of health conditions affecting children, including:

  • Asthma
  • Clostridium difficile (C-diff)
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Pneumonia
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)
  • Viral infections

Pediatric medical care 

We are conveniently located to serve the Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Margate and Coral Springs communities with child health services. Some of our pediatric services include:

  • Cardiology
  • Ear, nose and throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Infectious disease
  • Orthopedics/orthopedic surgery
  • Outpatient endocrine testing
  • Pediatric inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Plastic surgery

Child-friendly emergency care

Our hospital provides 24/7 emergency care, ensuring your little one receives help when they need it most. Our emergency team specializes in emergency medicine, and they tailor their care to your child's needs. We partner with you to provide your child with the compassionate and advanced care they deserve.

Your child's hospital stay

Information about while your child is in the hospital and after they are discharged:

While your child is in the hospital

Our team understands how important it is for you to be with your child as much as possible when they are sick. Whether you’re only in the hospital for a few minutes or staying for inpatient care, we provide as many accommodations as we can to ensure you are able to stay with your child.

After your child is discharged

When it’s time to return home, we’ll let you know exactly what care your child needs and how you can safely and effectively provide it. This may include education on:

 

  • Administering medications
  • Bathing
  • Changing wound dressings
  • Using medical devices

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