Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Many of us assume that children are just smaller versions of grown-ups. The truth is, children differ from adults anatomically, physiologically, immunologically, psychologically, developmentally, and metabolically. Hence, the medical specialty of pediatrics.
Monroe Clinic's pediatricians understand the ever-changing status of their patients' growth and development, and the consequent changing standards of what's "normal" for their particular age. Pediatrics & adolescent medicine is concerned with the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth through young adulthood (age 18).
As a division of primary care, pediatric care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services ranging from preventive health to the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. Our pediatricians provide care with consideration to their patient's biological, social, and environmental influences and an understanding of the connection between illnesses and healthy development.
Pediatric Asthma Clinic
Millions of children in the United States suffer from asthma, a chronic disease of the respiratory system that results in swelling and narrowing of the airways. Left untreated, asthma can be dangerous-even fatal. Effective management and treatment is available at Monroe Clinic's pediatric asthma clinic featuring certified nurse practitioner, Janis King, who received pediatric pulmonary training at UW Children's Hospital and is a nationally certified asthma educator. Call 608-324-2337 to schedule an appointment.
Contact our pediatrics & adolescent medicine department at 608-324-2337 for all of your child's primary care needs.