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Pediatric and Family Care

CalvertHealth provides many programs and services for families and children. Some bring specialized pediatric care closer to home. Others make the hospital experience a lot less traumatic. At every step, we encourage parents to be involved - to ask questions and share their concerns.

Pediatric Hospitalists
Calvert Memorial has on staff board-certified pediatric hospitalists who specialize in the care of children who are admitted to the hospital. They are fully trained in pediatrics with an emphasis on the care of acutely ill children. They are on hand, seven days a week and are available anywhere in the hospital when a child needs care. They work with families, nursing staff, other doctors and the child's primary care physician to coordinate care.

Meeting Special Needs
Getting ready for a new arrival? CMH has a number of classes to help you and your family prepare. At the beginning, it's natural to feel overwhelmed. Our parenting programs teach vital skills and provide lots of support. For a complete listing, call 1-888-906-8773.

Choosing a Doctor

Choosing the right physician is an important decision. It is important to find someone you are completely comfortable with.

A face-to-face meeting is suggested. The doctor should be warm, compassionate and open to your thoughts and feelings, and share similar views. Be sure to ask about office hours, waiting times and which insurance plans are accepted. You will also want to know who is available to answer questions and how phone calls are handled.

Some choose a pediatrician to care for their children and an internist for themselves or their spouse. Others select a family physician, whose extensive training includes all of these areas, for everyone.

Currently, there are ten board-certified pediatricians and twelve family practice doctors on staff at CalvertHealth.

If you need help finding the best doctor to meet your needs, call our Physician Referral Line at 1-888-906-8773.

Pediatric Hospitalists

When your child is sick…you want the best care possible and at CalvertHealth you get it. Our pediatric hospitalists provide round-the-clock coverage for sick children who are admitted. They are also immediately available for emergency deliveries and cesarean sections.

The hospitalists are pediatricians who specialize in the care of children who are admitted to the hospital. They are fully trained in pediatrics with an emphasis on the care of acutely ill children.

They are on hand, seven days a week and are available anywhere in the hospital when a child need care.Their role is to work with families, nursing staff and other doctors and pediatricians to coordinate the care of each child.

Our hospitalists work closely with the referring physicians to make sure they are kept up to date.Once a child is discharged and they go home, care is taken over by his or her regular pediatrician or family medicine doctor.

This specialized care is enhanced by the hospital’s relationship with Dr. Deborah Hoy of the Georgetown Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, who oversees the program. In her role as medical director, she assures that the pediatric care provided at CalvertHealth is based on the latest-evidenced based medicine.

Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic

CalvertHealth offers a Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic which provides evaluation and assessment of children with severe orthopedic problems by board-certified orthopedic surgeon Dr. Deborah Spatz. Patients are seen the 3rd Thursday every other month from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Pain Clinic, located in the outpatient concourse at CalvertHealth. For information, call 410-535-8301.

Pediatric Rehabilitation

Our affiliation with CalvertHealth allows us to provide specialty physical, occupational and speech/language services for infants, toddlers and school-aged children.

Early identification and treatment can be key in the development of language, social, emotional and motor skills. Our qualified staff is specifically experienced in the unique needs of children. Special occupational therapists with training in sensory integration theory and treatment are available. Our therapists are qualified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) as well as a variety of other pediatric developmental and language assessments.

CalvertHealth Outpatient Rehabilitation will work closely with your child's physician.

Pediatric Speech/Language Services
Calvert Memorial Hospital, 4th Floor

Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
CMAC, 130 Hospital Road, Suite 103