The Division of Pediatric Medicine is responsible for the operation of the clinical teaching units and the complex care service on the inpatient units of CHEO. This service provides comprehensive inpatient clinical care to over 2,000 patients annually, as well as providing inpatient consultative services for 150-200 patients annually.
Outpatient clinical services provided by the Division of Pediatric Medicine include general consultation clinics and a Down Syndrome clinic which are based at CHEO. Outreach clinics are provided in Renfrew to children living in the Ottawa Valley and at the Inuit Child Health Outreach clinic at the Tungasuvvingat Inuit Family Health Team in Ottawa. All clinics service children and youth from newborn to 18 years of age. The pediatric consultation clinics provide assessment and management for a broad range of common childhood conditions as well as for complex medical conditions that will often require ongoing medical care and case management.
The division’s outpatient services treats up to 3,000 patients per year.
Faculty members from our division work along side our subspecialty colleagues in many different clinics including asthma, adolescent health, child development, obesity, and international adoption.
Within the clinical activities of the Division of Pediatric Medicine is the program for complex medical care. This program has been developed to provide case management and system navigation for the most complex medical patients in the region on an outpatient basis. Clinical care is provided to these patients by dedicated physician coverage when admitted to CHEO.
Clinical Problems and Diseases Evaluated and Followed
- Failure to thrive
- Feeding problems
- Abdominal pain
- Query developmental delay
- Speech delay
- Undiagnosed medical problems