Pediatric care specialists in Middle Tennessee
The providers at TriStar Medical Group's pediatric clinics deliver expert care for infants, children and adolescents who need specialized services. Relying on the expertise of pediatric-trained physicians, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the children and families we serve.
For more information about our pediatric clinics, please call (800) 242-5662.
Pediatric medical specialties
At TriStar Medical Group, we are dedicated to providing advanced care for children in Middle Tennessee. Expert pediatric physicians at our clinics specialize in pediatric endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology and hematology/oncology.
Pediatric neurologists treat disorders affecting the central nervous system. They provide neurological care for headaches, migraines, seizures and other disorders and conditions, such as:
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition. It's commonly identified by symptoms such as attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.
Autism is a disorder referring to a wide range of conditions. Common symptoms include:
- Difficulty socializing
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty with nonverbal communication
- Repetitive behaviors
Developmental delays encompass a variety of developmental disabilities. Children with these conditions will not be at the same stage of developing skills compared to their peers. This can manifest in several ways, such as:
- Cognitive delays
- Delayed development of social skills
- Nerve-related symptoms (such as difficulty with motor functions)
- Speech and language delays
Patients with epilepsy have abnormal nerve cell activity, which causes seizures.
Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder. Patients with this condition may make uncontrollable movements or unwanted sounds.
Pediatric gastroenterology is a subspecialty focused on digestive health. The digestive system is the tract that runs from the mouth to the anus. Pediatric gastroenterologists diagnose and treat digestive pain, diarrhea, constipation and chronic conditions, including:
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid comes up into the esophagus. This is chronic condition where the patient experiences burning pain in the chest, especially right after or while eating. Symptoms like heartburn and acid reflux are common, but if they happen more than twice per week, it may be a sign of a more serious problem.
Patients with celiac disease cannot eat gluten. They may experience inflammation, abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating something with even small traces of wheat, barley or rye.
This is a chronic condition where the colon becomes inflamed. This can be due to an autoimmune disorder or an infection.
Endocrinology focuses on endocrine system care, which includes the thyroid gland and adrenal gland. Endocrinologists diagnose disorders of these systems as well as diseases affecting the body's ability to produce or maintain hormones. Pediatric endocrinologists also treat:
- Calcium metabolism disorders
- Growth disorders
- Osteoporosis and other disorders of bone metabolism
- Puberty disorders, including early and late onset puberty
Hematology/oncology is a subspecialty combining the treatment of blood diseases and cancers. This encompasses care for benign hematologic conditions, such as anemia, hemophilia and white blood cell disorders, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers, such as:
Pediatric stem cell transplants
At TriStar Medical Group, we are proud to offer an advanced procedure to treat some types of cancer—pediatric stem cell transplants. During treatment, doctors transplant healthy stem cells into the patient's bone marrow.
Pediatric pulmonology is a branch of medicine related to conditions affecting the respiratory system. We provide pulmonary care to infants, children and adolescents experiencing:
- Chronic coughs
- Difficulty breathing
- Exercise-related breathing problems
- Recurrent pneumonia
- Recurrent wheezing
- Shortness of breath
Pediatric pulmonologists at our clinics also diagnose and treat chronic diseases and disorders affecting the lungs and chest, including:
- Aspiration syndromes
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
- Chronic lung disease
- Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea
- Tracheostomy care and management
- Vocal cord dysfunction