At UM Shore Medical Group – Pediatrics, our specialists offer preventive health maintenance for healthy children and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill.
We manage the physical, mental and emotional well-being for patients from birth through age 19.
Our providers a full range of pediatric care, including:
- Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
- Disease prevention
- Health counseling
- Patient education
- Routine checkups
- Screening tests
We always have same-day appointment space if your baby or child is sick, and a pediatrician will make time for you if they feel they should see your baby. If it is after hours, call the after-hours line and the pediatrician on call will get back to you shortly.
If Your Baby Is Sick...
While your first instinct may be to take your sick baby to an urgent care center or emergency room (ER), our pediatricians encourage parents to call them first, because many times there is nothing an emergency department can do to help. Often, ERs and urgent care centers don't have a pediatrician on staff, and you don't want to expose your baby to unnecessary germs if you don't have to. You also want to avoid as much radiation as possible and limit the number of traumatic situations (blood draws).
However, the ER is suggested in these instances:
- If your baby is unresponsive, call 911.
- If your baby is in distress or can't breathe, call 911.
- If your baby has signs of dehydration (hasn't urinated in 8 hours), call your pediatrician first, but they may send you to the ER.
In all other instances, it is best to call the pediatrician or the nurse triage line first.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Birthing Center at UM Shore Regional Health holds a Breastfeeding Support Group
- First and third Tuesday: 10-11:30 am