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General Pediatrics

About Our Service

The academic general pediatrics team at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a primary care office and medical resource for patients from birth to 18 years of age. As part of the national Reach Out and Read program, our patients (from six months to five years old) receive a free book upon each well-child visit.

Our care includes:

• Routine well-child care
• Preventive health care
• Newborn care
• Diagnosis and treatment for new problems
• Management of chronic childhood diseases
• General pediatric consultations (by referral)

Another part of our care is a Neurofibromatosis Clinic, which focuses on treating patients with this lifelong condition. 

Our academic general pediatrics team also partners with the medical school to create a residency teaching clinic. This means residents and medical students work alongside experienced staff pediatricians as part of their training.