Our Developmental Care is designed to to help your child stay on target as they grow physically, emotionally, and behaviorally. Children may be reffered for:
Physical & Congenital Abnormalities
Failure to Thrive
Mild Attention Deficit Disorder
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Follow-Up
Deaconess Hospital hosts Riley physician, Kenneth Hermann, MD at the Women's Hospital. Dr. Hermann cares for babies who are discharged from the NICU at The Women's Hospital. Having a baby in intensive care can be a very scary thing. Knowing that your child will receive first-rate care both during and after provides peace of mind.
Many of the infants needing care were born prematurely. Some require medical intervention after discharge. Medical interventions that we frequently monitor are oxygen, apnea monitors, and medications.
Early Evaluation Clinic
Some children may be referred to the Early Evaluation Clinic. During a consultation your child will have his/her blood pressure, height, and weight taken. A nurse will assist you in filling out a form that checks your child's development. An experiences behavioral and developmental pediatrician will with talk with you to answer any questions you may have.
The STAT (Screen Tool for Autism spectrum disorders in Toddlers) will be performed. This is an interactive tool involving a set of toys and includes a snack. (*Please inform the nurse of any food allergies.)
Following the test, the pediatrician will then develop a clinic summary of your child's visit with any diagnosis, medications, referrals, resources and future appointments which will be shared with you before you leave. A summary of your clinic visit will also be sent to your primary care provided.
Ken Herrmann, MD Sara Dillon, NP Denise McDowell, NP Jane Rauscher, NP
* A physician referral is required for all appointments. If you believe your child would benefit from consultation with our specialty physician, please discuss this with your child's primary care physician.
Deaconess Riley Children's Specialty Center
4133 Gateway Blvd. Suite 220
Newburgh, IN 47630