Genetic Skin Disease Center Team
Medical care specialists that understand the specialized needs of pediatric patients can be of great benefit to both the patient and their family. Using their training and experience they are able to examine and treat children in an environment that is relaxed, comfortable, and non-threatening.
The Genetic Skin Disease Center's clinics use a multidisciplinary approach in the care of your child's skin disorders. Many skilled healthcare professionals work together as a team to provide the best care and treatment possible for your child.
Based upon your child's needs, your genetic skin disease team may include, but is not limited to, the following members:
A pediatric dermatologist has had special training in treating conditions relating to the skin, hair, and nails, in children from birth to adolescence. Pediatric dermatologists are key members of the genetic skin disease team.
A pediatric pain specialist communicates with the patient and parents in developing individualized therapies to deal with and manage a child's pain and disease symptoms.
If you child has a condition that requires surgery, a pediatric surgeon has the training, qualifications, and experience to treat your child.
Pediatric patients with congenital deformities, trauma, and vascular injuries are treated by a pediatric hand and upper extremity specialist. Traditional and new microsurgical techniques are used as well as well as rehabilitation programs.
Pediatric plastic surgeons are specially trained to correct deformities caused by birth defects, injury, illness, or tumor. Specializing in surgical problems related to wound healing, the plastic surgeon works closely with other members of the team to restore the child's well-being and self-image.
Pediatric gastroenterologists are medical doctors who have had special training in the treatment of infants, children, and teens with digestive, liver, and nutritional disorders. They are specially trained to perform diagnostic tests of a child's digestive system.
Patients with genetic conditions, such as epidermolysis bullosa, need specialized dental treatment. A pediatric dentist specializes in the oral health and care of these patients.
Children with genetic skin disorders may have special nutritional needs to help heal injured skin. A pediatric nutritionist can provide proper guidance based on the child's disease and condition.
A pediatric physical therapist is specialized in improve their gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Physical therapists will also help the patient to recover from surgery.
Pediatric occupational therapists work with children from birth through adolescence, providing therapy and treatment for cognitive and perceptual deficiencies, social skills, motor skills, and self care. They can observe disabilities, analyze deficiencies, and provide appropriate therapy.
A pediatric otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, is a surgeon trained in the evaluation and treatment of children with disorders of all of these related structures of the head and neck.
A pediatric geneticist receives specialized training in both pediatrics and genetics and is trained to identify problems with health and development in children caused by hereditary and genetic factors. They can perform tests and suggest treatments that aid in understanding and caring for a child's condition. The geneticist also helps families understand how these diseases are caused and how to treat and prevent them.
A genetic counselor works closely with the geneticist to help patients and their families understand their genetic disease and to provide counseling on family planning goals.
A pediatric radiologist is specially trained in diagnosing diseases, illnesses, and injuries of children, using imaging techniques and equipment. X-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) are some of the methods used.
Interventional radiologists undergo specialized training to use imaging techniques and tools to diagnose and treat many diseases through minimally invasive procedures. In many cases, these treatments require smaller incisions and are less traumatic and less painful than traditional methods.
A child's pediatric social worker helps patients and families by providing support to deal with the stress of medical treatment. They also provide counseling and guidance and help facilitate communication between patients, families, and members of the health care team.
A pediatric nurse specialist is a registered nurse (RN) with an advanced degree in the care of children with specialized needs.
A pediatric registered nurse (RN) with knowledge and experience in the care of children with specialized needs.