Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine: Powerful medicine for small patients
From infantcy through the teenage years, the human body undergoes many changes and encounters many common childhood diseases SJMO physicians are familiar with these and to better steer our younger patients toward the healthiest of outcomes.
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) offers a comprehensive range of services for our pediatric patients and their families, including family medicine, pediatric cardiology, pediatric oncology and an infant sleep apnea program.
Family centered care
Our 30-bed pediatric care unit allows SJMO doctors and staff to care for children from premature newborns through teens under a nurturing philosophy of family centered care. Parents are encouraged to room with their child during the child's stay, and are provided with amenities, such as bedside sleep chairs, a continental breakfast and shower facilities. We know that visits from family and friends are very important to the recovery of children, and we encourage as many visits as we can.
In this spirit, we offer open visitation for those that members of the family feel it is important for the child to see, including siblings and grandparents. To learn more about family-centered care, please call 248-858-3400.
Pediatric specialty clinics
SJMO offers a wide variety of Pediatric Specialty Clinics staffed by physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals. Clinics include sleep apnea, cardiology, developmental disorders and infectious diseases. Other pediatric services include a Pediatric Surgical Center, our Bereavement Program (for children facing loss) at 248-858-3399, Mercy Home Health Care at 248-858-7735, and Hematology/ Oncology at 248-858-3757.
Children need to be protected with the best possible medical care, and SJMO has the professionals needed to reach out to, reassure, and administer to the children in your life. To find an SJMO pediatrician, please call 800-372-6094.
In addition, SJMO's Pediatric Emergency Center is one of the best in the nation, and works closely with our primary care physicians.To find an SJMO primary care physician, please call our referral line at 800-372-6094.