Complex Chronic Conditions Specialist

The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain

Pediatricians located in Stone Mountain, GA

When you have a child with a chronic health condition, finding a pediatrician to manage your child’s general health, as well as their specialized health needs, can be difficult. The experienced pediatric team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain specializes in complex chronic conditions and can provide the competent care your child needs, while also managing their general health. To schedule an appointment, call the Stone Mountain, Georgia, office, or book online today.

Complex Chronic Conditions Q & A

What are complex chronic conditions?

Like adults, some children have complex chronic conditions that require ongoing medical management. The team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain specializes in the health care needs of children with complex chronic conditions and can provide the care you and your child need.

Some of the conditions the team provides care for include:

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Global developmental delay
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism
  • Seizure disorders
  • Spastic quadriplegia
  • Cerebral palsy

The team also provides care for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

What happens during a complex chronic condition visit?

The team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain purposely schedules longer appointments for their patients with complex chronic conditions so they can conduct a thorough evaluation. During your child’s appointment, they review your prenatal and family history, as well as your child’s medical history. Then, they conduct a physical exam.

Depending on your child’s chronic condition, special testing may be recommended, such as a neurological exam, blood test, or hearing test.

After the examination, the team develops your child’s personalized treatment plan, which may include referrals to various programs, such as early intervention or a therapy program. The team also provides the necessary paperwork you may need for your child’s independent education plan (IEP) or 504 plan. 

What if I am concerned about my child’s behavior?

Chronic health conditions not only affect a child’s physical health but may also affect emotional and mental health. To better serve the specialized needs of their patients, the team at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain includes two in-house counselors that offer counseling to help improve emotional and mental health. 

Like the medical evaluations, counseling at The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain is comprehensive. The team takes a collaborative approach that includes you, your child, supportive family and friends, the counselor, and your pediatrician. 

Managing your child’s complex chronic condition shouldn’t be difficult. For expert and competent care, call The Pediatric Center of Stone Mountain or request an appointment online.