Specialty Services Offered
Affinity Health System in partnership with UW Health
Specialists from UW Children's Hospital see patients at the Children's Health Center pediatric clinic on a regular basis. Please contact the center at 920-730-2650 for specific appointment availability.
Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Runny noses, food reactions and itchy skin can be signs your child has allergies. Allergies and asthma can cause serious problems for children if left untreated. Affinity offers pediatric allergy tests and breathing tests right in the doctor’s office at the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic located at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Our specialists will figure out what’s causing your child’s symptoms, then plan the best treatment for your child. Common conditions we treat include asthma, allergies, food and drug sensitivities and insect sting reactions.
Children who have disorders of the heart, veins and arteries need expert care. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic has pediatric heart specialists (cardiologists) who treat conditions including holes in the heart, abnormal heart rhythms and malfunctioning heart valves. We offer echocardiogram (ECG), stress tests and fetal echocardiograms in the office.
Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Endocrine gland disorders in children can include diabetes (link to Juvenile Diabetes page?), hypothyroidism, growth problems, delayed puberty and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic specialists can perform important diagnostic tests right in the doctor’s office in Appleton, including the HgbA1c (hemaglobin A1c) test to measure blood sugar. We can then create an individual treatment plan for each child.
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When a “tummy ache” is something more serious, pediatric gastroenterologists can help. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic doctors specialize in the care of children with chronic abdominal pain, nutritional problems, poor weight gain and conditions such as diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease), celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and diseases of the pancreas and liver. Pediatric gastroenterologists meet patients during office hours at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. We perform diagnostic tests including pediatric endoscopy, colonoscopy, esophageal pH tests and liver biopsies in Madison. Follow-up visits are in Appleton.
Children’s bodies have different needs during surgery than adults, so the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic provides specially-trained pediatric surgeons to operate on areas including the intestines, pancreas, abdomen, bladder and chest. We conduct these procedures in Madison, with initial visits and follow-up in Appleton.
Genetic specialists help care for children with genetic conditions, birth defects and other disorders. Along with genetics counselors, they also help families understand and cope with these disorders. Services include diagnosing, counseling, care coordination and referral.
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Hematology and oncology specialists at the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Appleton treat children with cancer and chronic blood disorders. As we search for a cure for childhood cancer and other diseases, we help make our young patients’ lives as normal, comfortable and productive as possible.
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When children have injuries or diseases of the brain, spine or nerves, the pediatric neurosurgeons at the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic are well-qualified to help. They treat spine disorders such as herniated disks, plus manage carotid artery blockages and aneurysms. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic providers can perform many tests and procedures in the doctor’s office, and conducts major surgeries in Madison.
Children’s eyes help them discover the world around them. Eye problems such as crossed eyes, cataracts and droopy eyelids can interfere with childhood activities and education. The Affinity/UW Children’s Health Center offers treatments, including surgery, to help correct children’s vision problems. While we handle many treatments at the Affinity Medical Group clinic in Menasha, our specialists in Madison handle surgeries.
Spinal deformities can interfere with a child’s quality of life. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic's pediatric orthopedics specialists help children from birth to age 21 who have spine problems such as scoliosis and deformed limbs. They also help improve walking skills and arm and leg function in special-needs children. Our pediatric orthopedics specialists conduct surgery in Madison, with initial visits and follow-up in Appleton.
Children can need plastic surgery for many reasons, from mole removal to birthmarks to more complex procedures such as jaw reconstruction. The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic has pediatric plastic surgeons to operate on children with a variety of conditions. They handle many tests and procedures in the doctor’s office in Appleton, and conduct major surgeries in Madison.
Breathing is something many people take for granted, but for children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophies, sleep apnea, chronic coughing or wheezing, ventilators or teacheostomies, every breath can be a struggle. The pediatric pulmonologists at the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic help treat these and other breathing-related conditions. They teach children self-care skills to help them lead normal lives, and work with families to prevent lung disease. Our pediatric pulmonology team at the UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic performs spirometry lung function and volume tests right in the doctor’s office in Appleton.
The UW Pediatric Specialty Clinic's pediatric urologists specialize in treating children with urinary tract disorders. Common conditions include urine reflux, urinary tract infections, obstructions, incontinence and bladder problems due to spinal cord abnormalities. Our pediatric urologists also treat abnormal development of genitals, commonly called ambiguous genitalia or intersex conditions. We handle many tests, including urine flow and post-urination residual ultrasounds, in the doctor’s office in Appleton, and perform surgeries in Madison.