Catholic Pediatric Care

At MyCatholicDoctor, we believe that parents make medical decisions for their children– not doctors, not teachers, and not the government. 

We keep it simple– we discuss the risks and benefits of each medical intervention and let parents make the decisions. 

We will not see any minor without consent from a parent or guardian. If it is an emergency, we refer to emergency care. 

If parents are comfortable allowing their older children to be seen alone, we support that. But this needs to be the decision of the parent. 

We encourage parents to parent the way God parents us. We are all children of God. Love unconditionally. Seek lead, guide, and teach, not force. Give praise when it is due, and correction when it is due. When correction is necessary, focus on hearts and minds. Worry more about getting your children to heaven than to Harvard. Encourage apologies and communication. Forgive when there is contrition. 

Our clinicians are here to support you as a parent. 

What pediatric care can we provide?

Our team of pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians treat children’s health needs, injuries, and illnesses. A few of our unique specialties include pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric behavioral health, and adolescent fertility education. Our providers seek to build a personal relationship with each of their patients and their families. Many of our providers are mothers and fathers themselves, and know the importance of and caring for their children physically, mentally, and spiritually.

We provide professional, compassionate care for the following conditions for newborn infants, children, and adolescents: 

Pediatrician or Family Physician: What's the Difference?

Most pediatricians see children and teens up to age 21. Their pediatric training focuses on treating children from birth until early adulthood. Family physicians take care of patients of all ages, from kids to seniors.

Both have the same years of training, but pediatricians specialize in children. 

🔹 Allergies

🔹 Behavioral health (ADHD, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, depression, head injuries, and behavioral problems)

🔹 Bladder and bowel incontinence

🔹 Charting your menstrual cycle – Cycle Prep!

🔹 Constipation 

🔹 Diabetes management 

🔹 Lab services

🔹 Nutrition consultation

🔹 Pediatric general care (colds, flu, fevers, headaches, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, pink eye, rashes, sore throat)

🔹 Pediatric Physical Therapy

🔹 Sleep challenges

🔹 Skin infections and insect bites

🔹 Thyroid disorders

🔹 Treatment and management of childhood illnesses

🔹 Urinary tract infections

🔹 Vaccination consultation, especially regarding vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue

🔹 Well-child checks 

🔹 Weight management (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease)

When an emergency happens, we’re here for you. We are able to provide overnight, convenient, urgent care for our families. Dr. Rebecca Sweeney is a Pediatrician with weekend and overnight hours to treat and meet with patients. Your family can be seen within 10 minutes of scheduling an appointment.

While our providers are able to treat many different conditions, there are some conditions we are unable to treat via telehealth. Please visit your nearest urgent care or emergency room if you are experiencing any of the following: chest pain, vomiting or coughing blood, lacerations, loss of consciousness, broken bones, or severe burns.

When will my child need to visit a Pediatrician?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, they recommend the following timeline for regular pediatric visits:

  • Before your newborn is discharged from the hospital
  • Within 48 to 72 hours following discharge from the hospital
  • Within the first two to four weeks of age, then again at two, four, six, nine and 12 months
  • During the infant’s second year of life, at 15, 18, and 24 months of age
  • If no abnormalities, yearly visits are recommended through the age of 18

As parents, you are flooded with hundreds of decisions to make daily.

What sunscreen is safe for babies? Is my baby receiving enough breastmilk? What is the best sleeping position? Do you have strategies you recommend for my child to eat vegetables? When should I enroll my child in swimming lessons?

Find comfort and reassurance with a doctor who can give you the answers you are seeking, in line with our Catholic Church teachings.

Make an Appointment

Achieve a balanced, healthy lifestyle by developing a long-term relationship with a provider you know and trust, who listens and understands your family dynamics. At MyCatholicDoctor, we will connect you with the provider or team of specialists you need to bring the best healthcare possible to your family.

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