Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is a comprehensive provider of hospital services, emergency and urgent care services, and subspecialty medical care for babies, children, and adolescents in metropolitan Atlanta. It is consistently ranked among the best children's hospital systems in the United States. Log on to their website for information about the two hospital campuses at Egleston or Scottish Rite, for information or directions to their urgent care centers, or for information about pediatric wellness and safety. Please remember to contact us for prior authorization before using their emergency services or subspecialty care, if your insurance contract requires it.
American Academy of Pediatrics:
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization of pediatricians whose mission is to provide a standard of accepted medical care for infants, children, and adolescents. The AAP helps set our national immunization policy, our schedule of wellness care visits, and our framework for doing routine screening tests. They also publish policy statements on hundreds of health and safety issues, provide medical educational materials for both parents and medical professionals, and serve as advocates for children in legislative matters.
American Academy of Otolaryngology
Search this website under the Kids E.N.T. section to learn more about the placement of ear tubes, removal of the tonsils or adenoids, or for other general information about the treatment of ear, nose, and throat disorders. If your child may need an E.N.T. procedure, please let our providers help direct you to a surgeon who is competent and conservative in their treatment approach.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based here in Atlanta, is the federal government's agency in charge of controlling infectious disease outbreaks. They work together with other organizations such as the AAP to set our immunization policy. Another service provided by the CDC is keeping track of disease outbreaks worldwide to provide information to travelers about any special vaccines or other precautions. If your family is planning foreign travel, please click on this section of their website, www.cdc.gov/travel, at least one month in advance to see if we need to assist you with vaccines or precautionary medications.
Atlanta Jewish Gene Screen
This website has a wealth of information about genetic diseases prevalent in the Jewish population, what it means to be a carrier, when and how to get screened and a list of upcoming community screenings.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADD. They provide science-based, evidence-based information about ADD to parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public.
The Food Allergy &Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
The mission of this organization is to promote public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all of those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. FAAN publishes several newsletters and provides books, booklets, videos, and other products that parents find useful in helping them raise children with food allergies.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This website provides an A-Z index of health resources, clinical trials, health news and events, and scientific resources for all age groups.
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
NASPGHAN strives to improve the care of infants, children and adolescents with digestive disorders by promoting advances in clinical care, research and education. This organization consists of more than 800 pediatric gastroenterologists who provide care for diseases like reflux, peptic ulcers, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, failure to thrive, and many other disorders. NASPGHAN has a sister organization called the Children's Digestive Health & Nutrition Foundation, www.cdhnf.org, which is geared to provide information to the general public about gastrointestinal diseases.