Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Pediatric Specialists
From asthma to heart transplant and everything in between, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has more than 600 board-certified pediatric specialists ready to help your child in a patient and family-centered care environment, where we see the family as true partners.
Are you interested in learning how to help your child get back in the game after a sports injury? Are you curious about the hospital's Image Gently approach to providing the right exposure for imaging? Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has you and your kids covered!
Some of our pediatric specialists share tips and perspectives on these and other health topics with the goal of educating and raising awareness. Hear and see how your child is at the heart of everything we do at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Heidi Cohen, MD, Emergency Pediatric Physician
In Florida, snake bites are common, particularly during the summer months when families are engaged in many outdoor activities. Emergency physicians at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital see all different times of snake bites, venomous and non-venomous. Heidi Cohen, MD, emergency physician, shares a few tips on what to do if a child is bitten by a snake and also dispels some common myths regarding snake bites.
Immune Deficiency Disorders
Gary Kleiner, MD, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
There are about 150 disorders that affect the immune system in a fashion that makes patients more susceptible to infections. Dr. Gary Kleiner, MD, board-certified allergist and immunologist, says that children with immune deficiencies can still live active lives with proper management and follow up. He also discusses how Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for children with immune deficiency disorders.
Specialized Care for Adults with Congenital Heart Defects
Larry Latson, MD, Medical Director of Pediatric & Congenital Interventional Cardiology
There are approximately 1 million adults with adult congenital heart disease (AHCH) in the United States, and about 1 percent of the population is born with congenital heart defects. It's a condition that requires long-term care beyond the pediatric years because now more than ever kids with congenital heart problems are growing to adulthood and having more active lives. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Memorial Regional Hospital has a program that provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for the growing population of adults with ACHD.
Individualized Therapies for Children —
No More One Size Fits All
Brian Cauff, MD, Associate Medical Director, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Services
Years ago, the standard cancer treatment for children was chemotherapy and/or radiation with the philosophy that one treatment approach fits all. Recent advances in pediatric oncology have pointed to the benefits of tailoring cancer treatments for pediatric patients. Now, doctors at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital are providing patients with individualized treatment plans and modifying them based on the patient’s response to chemotherapy and/or radiation before advancing the treatment to the next level.
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Integrating Rehabilitation into Recovery
Laura Wilner, MD, Medical Director, Pediatric Rehabilitation and Developmental Program
Whether your child has had an accident or is dealing with the effects of sudden medical issues, such as a stroke, or lifelong challenges like cerebral palsy, doctors at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital often recommend some type of rehabilitation to improve his or her opportunity for mobility and healing. The ultimate goal is to get children back into a normal routine so they can just be kids again.
Samuel Ostrower, MD, Pediatric Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon (ear, nose and throat)
The technological advances in cochlear implants and hearing aids have allowed many patients, who are born deaf, hard of hearing or begin to experience hearing loss as they mature, to regain quality of hearing. Samuel Ostrower, MD, provides an overview of what is available at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital to help patients enjoy a life with all the benefits of hearing.
Concave Chest Surgery
Julie Long, MD, Pediatric General & Thoracic Surgeon
It’s more common than you think. Children born with a congenital chest wall deformity in which the sternum sinks inward to create a concave, funnel-shaped chest. Julie Long, MD, has extensive experience in treating this congenital disorder and currently employs a minimally invasive technique to repair it.
Sports Injuries – Treating the Athlete to Return to the Game
Jeremy Frank, MD, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Kids from elementary school to high school are active athletes in South Florida, playing year-round sports from soccer to football, cheerleading to gymnastics. With so much activity and competition, there may be a chance for injuries. Jeremy Frank, MD, is one of a handful of sports injury experts at the hospital, and he and the team specialize in the treatment of injuries caused on the field to help children get back in the game.
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