Children with special needs
Every child in our practice is special to us in his or her own unique way. Some also have special health care needs - physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional - that require services beyond that of other children. The staff at Eugene Pediatric Associates is here to assist families with children who need extra care or services.
Assurance of both outpatient and inpatient care
With nearly 50 years of combined pediatric experience, Drs. Velarde and Bradshaw have a special interest in caring for medically complex and extremely sick children at our office and at the hospital.
Provision of preventive care
For those children requiring extra medical attention, we prefer to see them at least once a year. More frequent visits may be needed to check their growth and development, assess their ongoing medical needs, review their medications and provide any additional resources.
Identifying the need for sub-specialty consultation and referrals
Many children with special needs require pediatric subspecialty care for specific medical challenges. We can help you select the appropriate, most qualified specialists to meet your child's needs. We regularly work with doctors at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Legacy Emanuel Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospital, all in Portland, as well as Seattle Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, UCLA, Stanford and elsewhere.
Interface with school and community agencies
We are here to help you and your child navigate the network of services available for children with special medical needs. It's always helpful to have a pediatrician who is willing to communicate your child's needs when you and your child participate in school conferences, outside therapy, and visits to the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) in Eugene or Portland. Count on us for the support you need.