Pediatrics

Pediatric patients at Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital may receive care through the primary care pediatric practice at Indiana University Health Physicians Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. This medical practice is located on the first floor of the medical office building adjacent to the hospital.

We also offer care through two pediatric specialty services. Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health pediatric pulmonologists and pediatric gastroenterologists provide treatment in a practice on the third floor of the medical office building adjacent to IU Health Saxony Hospital.

While children may be treated on an outpatient basis at IU Health Saxony Hospital, they may not be admitted to the hospital. Instead, depending on their condition, they may be admitted to Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health North Hospital or Riley at IU Health—offering Indiana’s most highly skilled network of pediatric specialists. 

The expert pediatric physicians at Riley at IU Health and Riley Physicians at Indiana University Health provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, making us the No. 1 clinical resource for Indiana’s children. Riley Hospital at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report. In 2014-15, we have been ranked in nine pediatric specialties, and remain the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana. 

Our strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine includes extensive research in childhood conditions, enabling us to bring the latest medical treatment options to your child. 

Pediatric Pulmonary Treatment

IU Health Saxony Hospital employs pediatric pulmonologists, or physicians who have specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pulmonology (lung) conditions and diseases. These pulmonary disease specialists offer a full range of clinical services and diagnostic assessments for diseases involving the respiratory tract. We offer treatment for children and adolescents with a variety of respiratory problems, including asthma and sleep disorders.

Pediatric pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly asthma, pneumonia, wheezing, coughing, chest pain, viral respiratory infections, structural abnormalities in the respiratory system and chronic lung disease in premature infants. We offer a full range of pediatric pulmonary care services using advanced technology and minimally invasive treatments.

Our pediatric pulmonologists provide children and their caregivers with education and medical guidance for caring for asthma at home and in school, as well as discussing the risks and benefits of various treatment options.

When treating asthma, our goal is to keep your child’s symptoms under control at all times. Treatment involves both preventing symptoms and treating an asthma attack in progress. To help reduce the inflammation in your child's airways that leads to symptoms, we recommend preventive, long-term control medicines. To open swollen airways that are limiting breathing, we prescribe medicines for quick relief. Most children with persistent asthma use a combination of long-term control medicines and quick-relief medicines, such as an inhaler. 

We understand the way that asthma and other breathing disorders specifically affect children, and we offer a thorough evaluation, treatment plan and follow-up program to meet the needs of each child.

Pediatric Gastroenterology Treatment

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on disorders of the digestive system. In pediatric gastroenterology, our pediatric gastroenterologists treat patients with childhood diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth to anus. Our board certified pediatric gastroenterology specialists and nurse specialists also care for children with disorders of the digestive tract (esophagus, stomach and intestines), liver and pancreas. 

Many infants, toddlers, children and adolescents experience constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, gastrointestinal bleeding and abdominal pain at some point. Our pediatric gastroenterologists treat these symptoms as well as more complex, less common disorders. We have years of experience in performing endoscopies and other digestive tests and procedures, which help to determine the appropriate treatment.

We carry out the procedures with care and expertise, with a focus on comfort and safety for the child. Some of the tests we perform are:

•    Biopsy
•    Blood tests
•    Breath tests
•    Endoscopy
•    G-Tube/G-Button
•    Motility tests
•    pH tests
•    Radiology tests
•    Stool tests

We offer comprehensive evaluations, individualized treatment plans and extensive education for children and their families.

Additional Contact Information

For Patients and Physicians
Phone: 317.688.5700
Riley at IU Health pediatric pulmonologists and pediatric gastroenterologists

Phone: 317.678.3100
IU Health Physicians Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at IU Health Saxony Hospital