Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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Monroe Carell Jr.
Children's Hospital
at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way
Nashville, TN 37232


(615) 936-1000

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What Sets Us Apart

 

Why should you choose the Vanderbilt Pediatric Primary Care Clinic?

The Primary Care Clinic at Children’s Hospital is one of the premier locations in our region practicing general pediatric medicine.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a teaching hospital. This means we work as a team of young doctors (residents), more experienced doctors (attendings), nurses, and students.

Residents are medical school graduates. They spend three or more years receiving special pediatric training at Children's Hospital. Often, your child may see only one doctor. At other times, the resident may ask an attending for a second opinion.

Our nurse practitioners provide excellent care and are an important part of our team. Nurse practitioners are nurses with special advanced training in the care of children and families. They can see patients and write prescriptions.

We want to make Children’s Hospital your medical home. Our Primary Care Clinic is the place where we establish a long-term care relationship with you and your child. Through our clinic services, we can identify special health care needs and treatment options. If your child needs a special doctor, we can help make referrals. Our goal is to work with you and specialists to create the best care plan for your child and family.

Kids grow up fast! Your regular Primary Care Clinic visits will help us get to know your child and his or her unique medical needs. You child should see the doctor for a checkup within the first few days of life. After that, we will help you make regular follow-up appointments over the next few years.

We can help you decide if an emergency room visit or clinic appointment is the right option for you. Going to the emergency room for a minor illness can take a long time and be very expensive. If your child is sick, call (615) 936-2555 first to speak with a nurse or doctor. We can advise over the phone or make an appointment for you to be seen right away.

If you have questions or concerns about your child, or if you want to make an appointment, call us at (615) 936-2555.


Last Edited: October 13, 2016
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