General and Community Pediatrics Clinical Care
Faculty in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine see children in a variety of settings based at IU Health practices, Eskenazi Hospital, Community Health Centers and Health Net clinics. The division has 30 full-time faculty and more than 100 volunteer faculty to provide care for children throughout Indiana.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis) is the only comprehensive care children’s hospital in Indiana and is ranked as one of the best in the nation with more than 300,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually. Additionally, these pediatricians see patients at seven primary care locations in the Indianapolis area and at the Pediatric Adolescent Care Center, a general pediatric clinic where faculty provide care for patients and continuity clinic supervision for Indiana University School of Medicine residents.
Programs for Children with Special Needs
The Division of General and Community Pediatrics faculty provide care for children with special needs through several specialized programs and clinics.
The care team for the Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC) is an interdisciplinary group of doctors, nurses, social workers and other health care professionals. Many of the team members have personal experience as a parent or person with special health care needs. The CYACC team includes:
The Diagnostic Clinic, led by general pediatrician Dorota A. Szczepaniak, MD, offers an option for referring providers when a patient has a difficult to diagnose illness or ailment. The clinic accepts referrals for children from birth to 18 years of age. Common referrals may be children who have: an unusual presentation of illness or ailment; persistent, unexplained fever, fatigue or other vague symptoms; or second opinions of complex diagnoses. The Diagnostic Clinic team includes:
Early Evaluation Hubs
The early evaluation visit is a diagnostic visit for children 18-42 months old who have concerns that have been identified by developmental and/or autism screening. An extensive work-up in a single two-hour consultation includes a diagnostic interview and administration of the Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT). The Early Evaluation team includes:
Infant Growth and Development Program
The Infant Growth and Development Program Office, led by general pediatrician, Dr. Katie Swec, accepts referrals for infants with concerns for feeding and/or growth. These patients may require feedings with a nasogastric tube (NG tube), require high calorie formulas or be at risk for possible feeding difficulty due to prematurity or other complex medical needs. The goal of our clinic is to optimize the growth and development of infants at risk for feeding difficulty. The IGD team includes:
- General Pediatricians: Katie Swec, MD and Mitch Harris, MD
- Clinic Nurse Coordinator: Chastity Hawkins, RN
- Medical Assistant: Bria Kendrick, MA
- Registered Dietitian: Christina Wadelton, RD
- Social Worker: Alison Paul, LSW
- Feeding Therapists: Allie Card, CCC-SLP and Lizzy Elkin, CCC-SLP