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Family-focused pediatric services and treatments at Ballad Health

Pediatric Conditions


Ballad Health provides comprehensive care for infants, children and teenagers. Our skilled pediatric team offers a variety of services, including well-child care, immunizations, school and sports physicals, as well as treatment for acute and chronic illnesses.

Many of our facilities offer same-day or next-day appointments for most sick visits.

All our pediatric physicians are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Areas of Care

Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Behavioral health issues
  • Bone health problems
  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Chest pain
  • Cholesterol problems
  • Cleft palate
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Failure to thrive (FTT)
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Genetic disorders
  • Growth and development
  • Heart murmurs
  • Hemophilia
  • High blood pressure
  • Hormonal changes
  • Learning disabilities
  • Menstrual problems
  • Musculoskeletal impairments
  • Neurological impairments
  • Nutritional issues
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Obesity or overweight
  • Prematurity
  • Puberty
  • Reading disorders
  • Reproductive health problems
  • Sensory processing
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tracheostomy and/or ventilator dependency
  • Traumatic brain injury

What to expect

Niswonger Children's Network

The Ballad Health Niswonger Children's Network is a regional system of care that's comprised of Ballad Health facilities, community outreach programs and healthcare initiatives that aim to deliver high-quality, effective care for children and families throughout the Appalachian Highlands.

The network showcases Ballad Health's commitment to serving all children in our communities by offering superior services for children – even beyond our hospital walls.

Learn more about the Niswonger Children's Network.

Niswonger Children's Hospital

Our children's hospital serves more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region, including East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It is home to one of only nine St. Jude affiliate clinics.

Niswonger Children's Hospital is staffed by pediatric experts who know, love and care about children and their families. Our hospital pediatric team is dedicated to providing safe and child-friendly care that is centered on the patient and family.

Niswonger Children's Hospital is able to provide comprehensive pediatric services with access to more than 20 pediatric specialties due to its partnerships with East Tennessee State University's pediatric residency program and other pediatric specialty groups in our region.

Strong Futures

Ballad Health Strong Futures provides healing addiction and mental healthcare services for mothers and expectant mothers.

Our team provides a wide range of multi-generational outpatient services for families in the Appalachian Highlands, including family counseling, relapse prevention and intensive case management.

Learn more about Strong Futures.

Neonatal services

At Ballad Health, our physicians specializing in the care of newborns are joined by specialty-trained nurses, dieticians, respiratory therapists, social workers and pediatric subspecialists who work as a team to provide the best possible care for babies and their families.

Child and adolescent behavioral health services at Woodridge Hospital

Ballad Health's behavioral health hospital has a unit dedicated to pediatric care.

Woodridge Hospital's Willow Unit is a 12-bed, inpatient psychiatric unit for kids aged 6 and older. The team in the Willow Unit is composed of counselors, expressive therapists, medical doctors, nursing professionals and social workers.

As behavioral problems in children do not always present in a typical manner, Willow Unit's well-trained staff offers expert consultation, evaluation and referral services.

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