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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

The Medical City’s Department of Pediatrics is at the forefront of pediatric medicine with over 100 pediatricians partnering with every parent every step of the way, offering 18 subspecialties to help children grow up to be strong and ready to face the world.

The department provides customized and specialized health care services that respond to the special needs of its patients, and also provides world-class training, education and research in the field of Pediatrics.


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OUR DOCTORS AND THEIR EXPERTISE

The department hosts a staff that includes general pediatricians, subspecialty consultants, and physicians in affiliate subspecialties.

The subspecialty consultants practice in the following fields: Adolescent Medicine, Allergy-Immunology, Ambulatory Pediatrics, Cardiology, Dermatology, Developmental Pediatrics, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Genetics, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Intensive Care, Nephrology, Neonatology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Toxicology, and Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The affiliate subspecialties are: Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Urology, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric ENT, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Neuropsychology.


PEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALTIES 

Adolescent Medicine

If your child is between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, he may benefit from the care of an Adolescent Health Specialist. They help teens with their complex physical, behavioral, and emotional health care needs—from physical exams and immunizations to reproductive and mental health care.

Allergy and Clinical Immunology

If your child suffers from allergies or other problems with his immune system, a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist has special skills to treat your child.

Ambulatory Pediatrics

If your child requires medical care and health supervision on an outpatient basis and has no need for confinement, Ambulatory Pediatricians have the experience to attend to his needs.

Pediatric Cardiology

If your child has a heart condition, whether this was present at birth (congenital heart diseases) or something that occurred recently, a Pediatric Cardiologist has the best training to help your child. Whenever surgery is needed, a Pediatric Cardiologist stands side by side with a cardiac surgeon in providing the care your child needs.

Collagen Vascular and Other Multisystem Disorders

If your child suffers from collagen vascular disorders, a specialist can recommend certain medications to help address these chronic diseases and help manage the symptoms.

Pediatric Dermatologist

If your child has skin conditions, a Pediatric Dermatologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Developmental Pediatricians evaluate, counsel and provide treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties, as well as their families.

Pediatric Endocrinology

If your child has problems with growth, puberty, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones and the glands that produce them, a Pediatric Endocrinologist may treat your child.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

If your child has a digestive system, liver, or nutritional problem, a Pediatric Gastroenterologist has the expertise to treat your child.

Genetics

If your child was born with a metabolic and/or genetic disorder such as physical birth differences, slow brain development or malfunctioning body chemistry, a Pediatric Geneticist can help you. A Pediatric Geneticist identifies the causes and natural history of these disorders. Geneticists also play a key role in assisting families in managing the special health care needs of children with genetic disorders.

Pediatric Hematology

If your child or teen has a blood disease or cancer, a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist has the experience and qualifications to evaluate and treat your child or teen.

Infectious Disease

If your child has a recurring or persistent disease caused by an infectious agent or other rare infection, a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist has the experience and qualifications to help your pediatrician diagnose and treat your child.

Pulmonary Diseases

If your child has breathing problems, or a problem with his lungs, a Pediatric Pulmonologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.

Pediatric Neonatology

If your newborn is premature, or has a serious illness, a Neonatologist may assist at the time of delivery and in the subsequent care of your newborn.

Pediatric Nephrology

If your child has kidney or urinary tract disease, bladder problems, or high blood pressure, a Pediatric Nephrologist has the special skills and experience to treat your child. A Pediatric Nephrologist also evaluates and treats growth and development problems that are specifically related to chronic kidney disease.

Pediatric Neurology

If your child has problems involving the nervous system (including the brain), a Child Neurologist has the special training and experience to treat your child.

Clinical Toxicology

If your child has taken or is exposed to a substance that may be poisonous, a Pediatric Toxicologist is trained to manage and minimize its effect on your child’s body.

General Pediatrics

For an overall assessment of your child’s health needs, a General Pediatrics consultant can identify the exact area where your child requires medical attention.



CLINICAL CENTERS/UNITS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS

Center for Developmental Pediatrics

Lactation Center

Neonatal ICU

Pediatric ICU


THE NETWORK

The Medical City’s specialized healthcare was made more accessible as it opened its doors in prime locations and malls located all over the country in order to reach more children in need.



CONTACT DETAILS

Department of Pediatrics

4/F Podium Building, The Medical City

Tel. No.: 988-1000/988-7000 Ext. 6322

Email: pediatrics@themedicalcity.com



FLAGSHIP PROGRAMS




SERVICES

The Medical City Department of Pediatrics offers a range of services to cater to all health care needs of children.


Pediatric Emergency Service

Location:  Ground Floor, The Medical City

Newborn Service and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Location:  5th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

In-Patient Services  (Floors / Wards)

Location:  9th, 10th and 6th Floors, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Location:  3rd Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Pediatric Out-Patient Department

Location:  Lower Ground Floor, The Medical City


SERVICES UNIQUE TO THE MEDICAL CITY

Center for Developmental Pediatrics

- first in the Philippines to offer routine developmental screening and monitoring of children from 0-8 years old. 

Location:  Room PGR16, Ground Floor, Podium Building, The Medical City

Feeding Clinic

 first of its kind to provide services for children with feeding difficulties.

Location:  Room PGR16, Ground Floor, Podium Building, The Medical City

Lactation Center

Being a Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital, this center would cater to all the needs of both mother and baby … from prenatal breastfeeding classes … to bedside consultations … to home follow up. 

Location:  5th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Pediatric and Adolescent Wellness

provides teen health packages, computer assisted risk assessment and counselling by adolescent medicine specialists, pediatric express check and pediatric weight management program

Location:  6th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

caters to children requiring video EEG and continuous EEG monitoring to better evaluate seizures

Location:  5th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Child Safety Net

designed to offer child protection services for children who are suspected to be neglected or maltreated as well as support for their families

Location:  5th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City

Pediatric Liver Transplant

The first successful pediatric liver transplant in the country was done on a 3 year old girl at The Medical City in January 2011.  A second successful procedure was performed on a 4 year old child just last February and the team is gearing up for a third transplant this April 2013. 

Pediatric  Interventional Cardiology 

The pediatric cardiovascular team together with the cardiovascular surgeons provide emergency and palliative cardiac interventions and open heart surgeries to children with various cardiac conditions.

Institute of Personalized Molecular Medicine

Regenerative Medicine involves engineering of cells and other biomaterials to prevent disease and maintain wellness, and to restore or replace organ function lost or impaired due to disease, injury or aging.

Location: 12th Floor, Nursing Tower, The Medical City