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St. John Hospital Pediatrics Specialties

Click to locate a St. John Pediatric specialty service:
Allergy and Asthma

Behavioral Medicine
Cardiology
Child Protection Team
Endocrinology
Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Genetics
Hematology and Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Nephrology
Neurology/Epilepsy
Neurosurgery
Surgery
Urology

Allergy and Asthma

Pediatric allergy and asthma specialists provide multiple types of treatment and testing including:

Pulmonary function tests
Insect allergy testing
Food allergy testing
Scratch/prick and intradermal testing
Patch tests

 Pediatric allergy and asthma specialists diagnose and treat:

Asthma
Sinusitis
Environmental allergies
Hay fever
Food allergies
Eye allergies
Drug Sensitivities
Skin allergies
Insulin reactions
Contact dermatitis
Immunologic deficiencies
Urticaria

 Click here for St. John Hospital Allergy Physicians.

 

Behavioral Medicine

 St. John’s Pediatric Behavioral Medicine offers a full range of psychological diagnostic services and therapeutic treatment for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age. Emphasis is placed on the medically related issues that affect children psychologically, related to, but not exclusive to the following:

Attention Deficit Disorder
Learning problems
Pediatric oncology
Diabetes
Closed head injuries
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

Cardiology

St. John Children's Center
Cardiology
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 275
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-6840
Fax: 313-343-6842
Answering Service: 313-343-5102

The Pediatric Cardiology service provides evaluation and treatment of the fetus, newborn, infant, child, and adolescent with suspected or established cardiovascular disorders. Adults with congenital heart defects are also evaluated.

The Pediatric Cardiology service treats the following common disorders:

Congenital heart defects
Cardiac arrhythmia
Cardiomyopathy
Heart murmurs
Chest pain
Syncope
·Fetus with arrhythmia
Fetus with heart defect
Hypercholesterolemia
Kawasaki syndrome

Available pediatric cardiac tests include:

Electrocardiography

ECG or EKG

Holter Monitoring

Event Recorder
Tilt Table Test

Echocardiography: transthoracic and fetal

Exercise or Stress Test

 Click here to find a list of St. John Pediatric Cardiologists.

Child Protection Team

St. John Children's Center
Pediatrics and Specialties
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-3481
Fax: 313-343-7937

The St. John Child Protection Team is committed to preventing and caring for victims of child abuse and neglect. The program offers many activities that focus on child abuse diagnosis, treatment and prevention. It offers clinic-based medical care and ongoing contact with local police agencies and protective services. Medical Director of the Child Protection Team, Dr. Marcus DeGraw works with investigators of child abuse cases. The services of the Child Protection Team are available to child protection agencies throughout the Southeast Michigan region.

The Child Abuse Clinic provides professional exams for victims of:

child sexual abuse
physical abuse
neglect

 Click here for more information about Dr. Marcus Degraw.

Endocrinology

St. John Children's Center
Pediatrics and Specialties

Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-3809
Fax: 313-417-0560
Answering Service: 313-343-5102

Patients are seen on Tuesdays at:
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Suite 133
Macomb, MI 48044
 Child with diabetic pump

The Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Service accepts referrals for evaluation and treatment of patients birth to 18 years with any condition commonly considered to fall within the broad areas of endocrinology and metabolism. 

The Pediatric Endocrinology service provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents with diabetes. They have established a state of the art insulin pump program. The diabetes program at St John's includes pediatric specialists in nutrition and social work. There are certified diabetes educators to provide ongoing support and education. A diabetes support group designed for children and adolescents and their parents is available. Seminars to educate teachers and school administrators about students with diabetes are provided.

 Treatment is provided for:

Diabetes Mellitus
Abnormal growth
Delayed puberty
Short stature
Thyroid diseases
Precocious puberty
Turner's Syndrome
Obesity
Adrenal disorders
Gonadal disorders
Sexual ambiguity
Calcium disorders
Psychosocial dwarfism
Diabetes Insipidus
Hypoglycemia
Abnormal hypothalamic and pituitary function
Short stature with growth hormone
Precocious puberty with gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue
Delayed puberty
Hirsutism
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
Congenital hypothyroidism 

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Endocrinologists.

Gastroenterology and Nutrition

 

St. John Children's Center
Pediatrics and Specialties
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-3809
Fax: 313-417-0560
Answering Service: 313-343-5102

Patients are seen on Tuesdays at:
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Suite 133
Macomb, MI 48044

The Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition service provides diagnosis and treatment of infants, children and adolescents to age 18 years with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas, as well as nutritional disorders. Services are provided in a family-centered manner, involving the parents and referring physician in the treatment plan. A registered dietitian is available for nutritional assessment and dietary recommendations.The staff also participate in a multi-disciplinary feeding program that provides evaluation and treatment in an outpatient setting for a variety of feeding disorders. The feeding program is provided with the support of the followng staff: physician, nurse practitioner, dietitian, occupational therapist, psychologist and speech therapist, if indicated. The parents have a major role in the treatment plan.

Pediatric Gastroenterology provides treatment for:

Gastroesophageal reflux
Failure to thrive
Constipation and encopresis
Gastritis
Chronic abdominal pain
Peptic ulcer disease
Gastrointestinal bleeding
Motility disorders
Inflammatory bowel disease
Malabsorption syndrome
Acute and chronic hepatitis
Acute and chronic pancreatitis
Chronic diarrhea
Esophagitis
Jaundice

Pediatric Gastroenterology Diagnostics

Upper and lower endoscopy
Esophageal manometric studies
24-hour esophageal pH monitoring
Polypectomies
Percutaneous liver biopsy
Breath hydrogen tests
Rectal suction biopsy 

 Click here to find a list of St. John Pediatric Gastroenterologists.

Genetics

St. John Children's Center
Pediatrics and Specialties
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-3809
Fax: 313-417-0560
Answering Service: 313-343-5102

The Pediatrics Genetics section offers consultations for parents of children with birth defects and multiple congenital anomalies. Testing provided for chromosome analysis, DNA analysis, and tests for inborn errors of metabolism  Genetic counseling includes explanation of suspected genetic disorders, prognosis, and possible treatments.  Family education as it relates to the genetic disorder, identification and recommendation for various support groups. The recurring risk for future children, as well as prenatal diagnostic options, are also addressed.

Click here to find a list of St. John Genetics specialists.

Hematology and Oncology 

Van Elslander Cancer Center
19229 Mack Avenue
Suite 28
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Office: 313-647-3200
Fax: 313-647-3210

Hospitalized child and fatherLooking through the eyes of a child, the Meade Pediatric Hematology Oncology unit is a cityscape, known as the "Village." The color and art provide a hopeful atmosphere that feels like a friendly town - not a clinical treatment center. The offices and treatment areas were created to provide as warm and comfortable a setting as possible. Children requiring inpatient care will be treated on the recently renovated Pediatric unit of St. John Hospital, which provides a warm, kid-friendly environment.

Treatment provided for:

 Hemophilia
 White cell disorders
 Bleeding disorders
 Anemias of childhood
 Thrombosis
 Sickle cell anemia
 Childhood leukemia and lymphoma
  Brain tumors
 Thalassemia
 Platelet disorders
 Kidney tumors
 Other pediatric cancers

Children's Cancer Research

The Meade Pediatric Hematology Oncology Village also participates in children's cancer research. St. John physicians participate in the Children's Oncology Group (COG), an international research organization of health professionals devoted to the study and treatment of pediatric cancer. This affiliation allows St. John pediatric cancer specialists to provide the most current treatment protocols for all forms of childhood cancer.

Pain Management for Children's Cancer

Managing pain for children with cancer and related conditions is a vital standard of the Meade Village. We believe that treatment should be as pain-free as possible. 

Conscious and deep sedation for painful procedures
Patient controlled analgesia - self-administered pain medication
Epidural anesthesia
Non-pharmacological pain relief methods: relaxation, guided imagery, and diversion activities like reading or playing

Support Services for Children with Cancer

Support is an important step in the coping and healing process for both children with cancer and their families. We introduce families to other families whose child has had a similar disease. This kind of peer support can be critical for children, siblings, and parents who may feel that nobody else knows what they are experiencing. Our staff psychologists, social workers, and child life specialists are also available to counsel and support patients and their famillies. 

"Kids Kicking Cancer" Program

The Mead Pediatrice Hematology Oncology Center hosts "Kids Kicking Cancer," a program designed to teach children to focus on their strengths and capabilities. "Kids Kicking Cancer" helps young patients visualize the positive healing aspects of their various chemotherapies and other treatments. The program uses martial arts to help kids move beyond pain and discomfort and become partners in their healing.  It's based on the following ten key principals: calm, healing, projection, focus, love, strength, control, meditation, faith and light. Instructors often accompany children to clinic appointments that may be difficult for the child.

 For more information on the Kids Kicking Cancer program, please call 313-647-3200.

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Hematologists and Oncologists.

Infectious Diseases

St. John Children's Center
Pediatrics and Specialties
22201 Moross Road
Professional Building Two, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office: 313-343-3481
Fax: 313-343-7937

St. John's Pediatric Infectious Disease services provide inpatient and outpatient expertise in the diagnosis and management of complex infection and suspected infections in infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 21 years. Children with recurrent infections and unexplained fever are also seen. Recommendations regarding needed immunizations (as well as administration of most of these vaccines) and precautions for overseas travel are available.

Management of children with complex infections (such as bone and joint infections, nervous system infections, complicated pneumonias)
Fevers of unknown origin
Recurrent infections and recurrent fevers 
Unusual (or uncommon presentations of common) bacterial, fungal or viral infections
Tick-borne diseases and parasitic infections
Immunization problems
Use of specific antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs
HIV infection and AIDS in children
Complex infections and suspected infections in infants, children, and adolescents up to the age of 21 years

Click here for a list of Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialists.

Nephrology

St. John Children's Center 
Pediatrics and Specialties
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit, MI 48236
Office:  313-343-3481
Fax:  313-343-7937

St. John Pediatric Nephrology service offers inpatient and outpatient consultations.

Inpatient consults are provided for problems related to kidney, fluid and electrolytes, hypertension, urinary tract infections, fetal/neonatal hydronephrosis and cystic kidney disease. Percutaneous kidney biopsy and acute peritoneal dialysis are available. Acute hemodialysis is available for adolescents and is provided in conjunction with adult nephrology hemodialysis unit. Nephrology fellows and senior pediatric residents are rotated through this clinic.

A weekly all day clinic is held for outpatient consultations and inpatient follow-ups. Detailed urinalysis and careful evaluation of urine sediment is provided in the clinic.

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Nephrologists.

Neurology

St. John Children's Center 
Pediatrics and Specialties
Professional Building Two
22201 Moross Road, Suite 270
Detroit MI 48236
Office:  313-343-3481
Fax:  313-343-7937

Patients are seen in the Pediatric Clinic on Wednesday mornings at:
22101 Moross Road
Suite 1230
Detroit, MI 48236
Office:  313-343-3800
Fax:  313-343-4657
Answering Service:  313-343-5102

Patients are seen on Monday mornings at:
46591 Romeo Plank Road
Suite 133
Macomb, MI 48044

The Pediatric Neurology/Epilepsy Clinic provides outpatient and inpatient consultations for all childhood neurological and developmental conditions, such as  epilepsy, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, complex metabolic diseases, nerve and muscle diseases, and headaches including migraines.

Epilepsy in children: medication and use of vagus nerve stimulator
Childhood migraine and other headaches
Neurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous disorders
Movement disorders in children including Tourette syndrome
Developmental delays including cerebral palsy, communication disorders and autism
Academic underachievement, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Sleep disorders in children
Neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorder
Cerebrovascular diseases in children
Neonatal neurology
Peripheral neuromuscular conditions like Guillain Barre syndrome, myopathy
Other pediatric subspecialty clinics, such as psychology
Neurophysiology lab tests, ambulatory electroencephalograms, brainstem auditory evoked potentials, and visual evoked potentials
Pediatric neuro-imaging including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, angiography and neonatal cranial ultrasonography

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Neurologists.

Neurosurgery

Pediatric Neurosurgery Group
Professional Building One, Suite 209
22151 Moross Road
Detroit, MI 48236
313-883-4490

Pediatric Neurosurgery specializes in the evaluation, treatment and management of children with a range of neurosurgical disorders, such as, but not limited to:

 Pediatric trauma of head and spine
Pediatric brain tumors
 Hydrocephalus
Endoscopic surgery
 Epilepsy
Craniofacial surgery
 Spinal dysraphism
Craniofacial reconstruction
 Neuro-oncology
Peripheral nerve injuries
 Chiari malformations
Craniosynostosis
 Congenital spine disorders including Tethered cord and spasticity

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Group, PC is one of the largest pediatric neurosurgical groups in the country, performing over 2,000 cases each year. A board certified Pediatric Neurosurgeon is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our practice understands the anxieties associated with having a sick child. Our physicians, along with our highly trained nurse practitioners and pleasant staff, strive to provide excellent customer service and neurosurgical care to infants, children and adolescent patients as well as their family members.

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Neurosurgeons.

Sugery

St. John Pediatric Surgery
22151 Moross Road
Professional Building One, Suite 209
Detroit, MI 48236
Office:  313-343-3978
Answering Service:  313-343-5102

St. John Pediatric Surgery service accepts referral for evaluation, diagnosis, and management of common, as well as rare complex surgical conditions from birth to 18 years of age. Referral can be made on an elective or emergency basis.

 

Urology

Pediatric Urology
St. John Hospital
22201 Moross Road, Suite 200
Detroit, MI
586-779-6663

The Pediatric Urology section provides care for newborns and children with the following conditions: 

urinary tract infection
neoplasm (renal, testicular and retroperitoneal)
neurogenic bladders, myelomeningocele
vesicoureteral reflux
hypospadias, episadias and exstrophy
urinary tract anomalies including duplications and obstructions

Click here for a list of St. John Pediatric Urologists.


 

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St. John Hospital and Medical Center has been accepted for associate membership by the Children's Hospital Association. With the honor, SJH&MC has earned the privilege of calling its Pediatric Services by a special new name! Read more about St. John Providence Children's Hospital!

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