As an expert pediatric care team, we are guided by our core principles of collaborative, excellent and compassionate care. At Wesley Pediatric Specialists, our hands-on practice philosophy is to provide family-centered care and hope for children with blood disorders or cancer.
Within Wesley Pediatric Specialists, you will find our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. You may be referred to our clinic by your child's primary care physician or may follow up here after a hospital stay in our hospital. Children with known or suspected hematology/oncology diagnosis may be seen here by one of our three Pediatric trained Hematologist/Oncologists who will review your child's medical records and provide an assessment and plan of care for your child and family. Our hematologist/oncologists can follow your child's hematology/oncology needs with follow up visits and coordination of care from birth to adult age according to their diagnosis.
First-time visitors: What to expect
At your first visit, your family will be greeted by one of our medical office specialists who will assist with checking in and verifying that we have all the correct information for the patient. This is very important so that we are able to communicate with your family for future visits/communications. Next a nurse or medical assistant will greet the child and family and show them to our vital signs area where they will obtain your child's height, weight, and vital signs. The nurse/medical assistant will then take the child and their family to an examination room to complete the check in process which includes verifying the patient's medication list, allergies, hospitalizations, surgeries, and obtaining a brief history as to the reason for referral to our clinic. The hematologist/oncologist will then discuss with you your child's medical history, records received, and examine the child and discuss a treatment plan based off patient's diagnosis or possible diagnosis. The average length of our hematology/oncology visits are around an hour to an hour and a half. In many cases, lab work may be required to aid in diagnosis. Please be sure your child is well hydrated as hydration is very important to this process. The staff will assist in making sure this is a smooth process and your child remains as comfortable as possible.
Conditions we treat
- Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
- Acute and Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
- Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Osteosarcoma and other bone cancers
- Ewing's Sarcoma
- Rhabdomyosarcoma and other soft tissue tumors
- Tumors of the Kidney and Liver
- Germ cell tumors
- Eye tumors
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
- Other blood disorders (common and rare anemias, neutropenias, clotting disorders, ITP, myelodysplastic syndromes, bone marrow failures, and more)
Services we offer
- Infusion services (outpatient in hospital)
Because we understand the physical and emotional stresses that can accompany a childhood blood disorder or cancer diagnosis, we devote ourselves to a treatment process that includes easing your fears and pain. Our post-diagnosis and treatment services include patient and family support, nutritional planning, stress management, assistance with chemotherapy effects, childhood cancer survivorship guidance, ongoing health check-ups and more.