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Pediatrics
 

 

Mission Statement:

One team providing quality pediatric health care that is state of the art, timely, and quality caring to our Pediatric population and their family members. Training the next generation of health care providers in pediatrics to mentor and care for all our staff members to that everyone thrives in their personal and professional lives.

Vision:

To expand pediatric subspecialty care, NICU, and ward capabilities within Womack. To support families with children with special needs through specialized services with EDIS, PETT, Developmental Pediatrics, PDG, and EFMP. To support the primary care providers throughout the Womack family in their care of complex pediatric patients through consultative services.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are all children at Fort Bragg assigned to a Pediatrician as their primary care provider? 

All children are assigned to a primary care provider who may be a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant at their designated Family Medical Home. Attempts are made to insure that special needs pediatric patients are assigned to a Pediatrician.

 

Where will my child go for immunizations?

Immunizations are available at all of the Family Medical Homes including Womack Family Medicine Clinic. Synagis injections are given in the Pediatric Clinic at Womack for eligible patients.

 

What Pediatric services are available at Womack?

General Pediatrics Service

  • 48 hour newborn visits
  • Lactation consultation
  • Syngasis Clinic
 
Pediatric Subspeciality Care
Referral from your Primary Care Physician is required for any Pediatric Subspecialty appointment.
  
Provides comprehensive outpatient general pediatric cardiology services ranging from fetal echocardiography to the diagnosis and management of the newborn with congenital heart disease to adults with congenital heart disease. Our pediatric and fetal cardiology team is committed to delivering the best possible care to children and military families in our Fort Bragg community, the region, and the world. Thank you for trusting us to participate in your family and child's healthcare.
 

Pediatric Endocrinology
This service offers specialized assessment, evaluation, and care of infants, children, and adolescents with conditions involving the endocrine system. We offer support to the inpatient team which includes the pediatric ward, Nursery and NICU. Our team is committed to delivering the best possible care to pediatric and adolescent dependents of active duty military and retirees in the Fort Bragg Community. Thank you for trusting us to participate in your family and child's healthcare. Services Include:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology Specialty Appointments
    • Diabetes
    • Calcium abnormalities
    • Thyroid disorders
    • Growth disorders
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Disorders of the adrenal gland
    • Puberty disorders
    • Menstrual disorders in the adolescent
    • Osteoporosis
    • Transgender Hormone Management
    • Turner's syndrome
    • Prader Willi syndrome
    • Endocrine disorders associated with other genetic conditions 
    • Endocrine disorders secondary to cancer treatment 

 

Adolescent Medicine
The Adolescent Medicine service offers specialized assessment, evaluation, and care of teens and young adults, both dependents and Active Duty. We offer support to the inpatient team to include the pediatric ward, Nursery and NICU. Our team is committed to delivering the best possible care to adolescents in the Fort Bragg Community. Thank you for trusting us to participate in your family and child's healthcare. Services Include:

  • Acne care, to include Isotretinoin (Accutane)
  • Comprehensive care of headaches for adolescents - many have underlying lifestyle situations which affect both severity and frequency.
  • Reproductive healthcare - including care of difficult or absent menstruation, contraception, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections for both genders
  • Sports medicine - including diagnosis (Exam, evaluation, imaging as necessary), and care (prevention of injury, start of a home exercise plan, follow up) for both musculoskeletal injuries as well as TBI (traumatic brain injury, or concussion)
  • Mental health care - help for families with difficult transition from dependant child to independent young adult, help for families or adolescents who are unsure about engaging with therapy or Psychiatric care, diagnosis and treatment with therapy & medication of mood disorders.
  • Generalized care of adolescents - we have the ability to provide proactive counseling on avoidance of risky behaviors of adolescence and the ability to address areas of current concern.
  • Support of the normal progress of increasing independence for both parents and teens.

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology
The Pediatric Gastroenterology Service
specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, biliary tree and pancreas in children. We perform an extensive range of related procedures, consult on nutrition, gastrointestinal and liver problems

Services Include:
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialty Appointments
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Vomiting
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux
    • Feeding disorders
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Celiac Disease
    • Failure to Thrive
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infliximab infusions
  • Procedures
    • Upper Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
 
 
Pediatric Diagnostic Group
The Pediatric Diagnostic Group (PDG) provides quality care of our pediatric patients who are diagnostic and management challenges in a comprehensive, time-sensitive and cost-effective manner while decreasing out of network referrals and decreasing access to care times (days instead of months). In addition, the PDG maintains excellent, detailed communication for a smooth transition back to the PCMH for continued care after the PDG formulates management plans.

 

  
WAMC lactation consultants and counselors work with your care team. From pregnancy to the end of your breastfeeding experience, we offer in-person and telephone consultations, breastfeeding evaluations, follow-up visits in our pediatric specialty clinic, and long-term personalized education and support. We can work in collaboration with nutritional and occupational therapy support to provide you and your baby with a comprehensive plan to successfully breastfeed. Call 907-6157/6158 to schedule an appointment or 907-8367 to leave a message.

 

 
The mission of Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS) is to fulfill the requirements of Public Law 102-119, directing the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide early intervention to eligible children and families on certain military installations in the United States and on command sponsored tours overseas. The goal of EDIS is to make sure that all children are ready to learn when they reach school age by providing services and support to eligible families who have concerns about their child’s development.
 
Who is eligible?
Any child, birth to 36 months, who would be eligible for a tuition-free education in a Department of Defense school if they were school age and:
-Has a confirmed or suspected developmental delay and/or
-Has a medical condition that places the child at risk for developmental delay.
EDIS Services Offered:
  • Multidisciplinary Assessment
  • Special Instruction
  • Service Coordination
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Referral and Consultative Services
  • Screening
  • Child Find
  • Home Visits
  • Transition Services

 

Pediatric Evaluation and Treatment Team (PETT)
PETT specializes in evaluation and treatment of high risk preterm infants and children (birth – 36 months) with complex medical and developmental conditions and work closely with the child's medical team to provide the highest quality, best clinical practices in early intervention services. All services are provided at Womack Army Medical Center and take place in our outpatient clinic on the 5th floor of the hospital or in the NICU, MBU or Pediatric wards for inpatients. The PET Team is comprised is staffed by:

  • Pediatric Physical Therapist
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Early Intervention Therapist and Program Manager
  • Pediatric Audiologist (Birth to age 18 years)
  • Pediatric Dietitian

In addition to individual appointments with therapists and clinicians, the Pediatric Evaluation and Treatment Team provide the following specialized services:

  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies
    • Completed by Pediatric Occupational Therapist in conjunction with Radiology for patients up to 18 years of age. Must be ordered by your primary care physician.
  • Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic
    • 48 hour post discharge team  evaluation for high risk infants (with Neonatologist, Dietitian and Early Intervention Specialis
    • Developmental Follow-up Clinic infants born at 34 weeks or less and other high risk infants based on physician’s referral (frequency based on child and family needs). Available for infants born at WAMC or other medical facilities
  • Pediatric Feeding Evaluation Clinic
    • Evaluation and treatment (as available) for variety of Pediatric feeding difficulties secondary to medical, developmental and behavioral issues


Developmental Pediatrics
Children with special needs who require medical management above and beyond the care provided by their primary care manager can be referred for evaluation by one of Womack Army Medical Center's Developmental Pediatricians. Specializing in complex developmental and medical disorders, the Developmental Pediatricians work closely with the child, family, primary physician, early intervention and school personnel to provide comprehensive health care that can include:

  • Diagnostic services
  • Reviews of prior medical and psychological evaluations
  • Review of school records
  • Review of IFSP or IEP (early intervention or school evaluation and service delivery plan)

Conditions that are often identified or treated by a Developmental Pediatrician can include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy and other neuromuscular disabilities
  • Developmental Delay
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Genetic/Chromosomal Anomalies
  • Sensory deficits

Referrals for Developmental Pediatric services must be obtained through your Primary Care Physician and activated through Specialty Referrals.


Neonatal Intensive Care Unit- NICU 
Level II NICU providing care to infants delivered at 30 weeks gestation and above.

 

Inpatient Pediatric Unit
Provides inpatient care to pediatric patients assigned to both pediatricians and Department of Family Medicine Providers.


Exceptional Family Member Program – EFMP
Identifies and enrolls Family members with specialized medical, psychological, or education needs into the EFMP. Process OCONUS and CONUS (AF) screens to determine whether traveling family members warrant EFMP enrollment. Coordinate with Army Human Resources Command during the assignments process to ensure medical service availability for Soldiers potentially assigned to Fort Bragg. To Pre-clear/Clear all Soldiers departing Fort Bragg.

Telephone
Contact Information
Phone:

910-907-PEDS (7337)
Pediatrics Clinic

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910-907-3347
Pediatric Feeding Evaluation and Treatment Team (PETT)

910-907-3347
Educational and Developmental Intervention Services (EDIS)

Fax:

910-907-8912                                     PETT and EDIS

910-907-8788                                Pediatrics Clinic

Hours: Mon - Fri : 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:

Pediatric Clinic (Newborn visits,               all subspecialty and PDG):            Womack Army Medical Center             Bldg 4-2817, Clinic Mall
All American Expressway Entrance
Fort Bragg, NC 28310

EDIS, PETT, Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Nutrition and Audiology: Womack Army Medical Center             Bldg 4-2817, 5th floor                         Reilly Road Entrance                            Fort Bragg, NC 28310