Arkansas Children’s Northwest Specialty Care Clinics

At Arkansas Children’s Northwest, our specialty care clinics work together to diagnose and create unique treatment plans for each patient. We provide a full range of specialty care clinics and services to improve the lives of the children we treat. Our providers are committed to our area. In fact, many live full-time in the Northwest communities we serve.

Easy Access to Specialty Care Clinics

Arkansas Children's Northwest has many specialty care clinics to make sure all children in Northwest Arkansas can access our pediatric expertise. After our providers diagnose a child’s condition, they search for the most advanced treatments for better outcomes, fewer side effects and faster recovery. Our specialty care clinics include:

Audiology: Our pediatric audiologists have special training to assess, diagnose and treat hearing problems in children of all ages. Perhaps a child has not passed an infant hearing screening, or has lots of ear infections, or needs hearing aids or a cochlear implant. Our audiologists partner with families and other healthcare providers to meet each child’s needs.

Cardiology Clinic: The Cardiology Clinic provides expert care to diagnose children with possible heart conditions. It also provides follow-up care for children with known heart problems. Echocardiography and electrocardiogram (ECG) tests are available on site.

Cleft Palate Clinic: Our team analyzes and treats cleft lip/palate conditions. These issues can threaten: general health; facial appearance; speech and language skills; face, jaw and tooth development; ear and hearing health; and mental well-being.

Endocrinology Clinic: Our endocrine team assesses and treats children who are unusually short, who have diabetes, or who have problems with their thyroid, pituitary or adrenal glands.

ENT Clinic: Pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) experts care for all problems of the head and neck. (Except for those of the eyes and brain.) We provide child-friendly care for common surgeries such as tonsil removal and ear tubes. Our experts also perform delicate surgeries on ears and cleft lips and treat life-threatening tumors.

Care is provided by a whole team of pediatric specialists: physicians, nurses, audiologists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists and many others. We offer most care at ACNW so it is closer to home. But we also work with Arkansas Children’s Hospital for critical care and other specialty services not yet available here. Surgical care provided at ACNW's child-focused surgical suite allows for hospitalization after the surgery, if needed.

Gastroenterology Clinic: Our GI team serves patients with gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and nutritional problems. These include diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver, bile duct and pancreas. Common conditions are inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption syndromes, hepatitis, growth failure, malnutrition and feeding disorders.

Genetics Clinic: Our skilled genetics team offers specialized care to evaluate and treat children with birth defects, inherited conditions, metabolic disorders, developmental delay, mental retardation and autism.

Hematology Clinic: Pediatric hematology and oncology teams at Arkansas Children’s Northwest provide complete evaluation and treatment for children with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. We offer new patient consultation and ongoing treatment for any blood disorder. Specialist provider teams hold hemophilia clinics every few months, along with the hemophilia treatment team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock.

Our ongoing treatment of children with cancer includes giving chemotherapy, biologic therapy and blood transfusions. These are done in our state-of-the-art Infusion Clinic staffed by highly skilled, chemotherapy-certified pediatric nurses. After therapy, our team follows up with patients in our After Care Experience Clinic. This clinic is staffed by a specially trained advanced practice nurse and a pediatric oncologist. Together with the neuro-oncology team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock, we provide dedicated care after brain tumor therapy. Our outpatient clinic is staffed by pediatric nurses with special expertise in pediatric hematology and oncology and by doctors who are board-certified in pediatric hematology and oncology. Our patients who require inpatient therapy are cared for in a hospital that is staffed by specially trained pediatric nurses and hospitalists.

Hemophilia Clinic: Children and adults with blood clotting disorders can be diagnosed at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. Our doctors, physical therapists, psychologists and geneticists provide education and treatment.

Immunology Clinic: This clinic provides expert care by a team of pediatric immunology specialists. It accepts referrals to assess and treat children with hypersensitivity and many other aspects of allergy. The most common conditions treated include asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria and angioedema, atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, insect sting allergy, food allergy and drug allergy.

Infectious Disease Clinic: Our expert team of pediatric infectious disease specialists treats infectious diseases and severe unusual infections.

Nephrology Clinic: We diagnose and care for children who have kidney disease from infants to age 21. Our expert team provides care for abnormal amounts of blood or protein in the urine, urinary tract infection, chronic kidney failure, high blood pressure and transplants.

Neurology Clinic: Pediatric neurologists at this clinic diagnose and treat problems of the peripheral and central nervous system. Patients with seizures or epilepsy receive complete evaluations. EEGs are available onsite.

Neurosurgery: Our team of pediatric neurosurgeons at ACNW offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children from birth to age 18. With the resources of a major children's hospital, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Division at Arkansas Children's is the main referral clinic for pediatric neurosurgical diseases in the state. Our special team treats and follows up on conditions including hydrocephalus, spina bifida and other congenital central nervous system problems, brain and spine tumors, epilepsy, craniosynostosis, spasticity and head and spine trauma.

Nutrition Clinic: A registered dietitian provides a full evaluation of ongoing or acute nutritional conditions in infants and children up to age 18. Our team treats feeding problems; manages underweight, failure to thrive, picky eaters and therapeutic diets; manages low cholesterol, low sodium, gluten-free and enteral nutrition plans; and offers weight management through diet and lifestyle changes.

Orthopedic Clinic: Any musculoskeletal conditions in children — including problems with bones, joints and muscles — are diagnosed and treated by the skilled orthopedic team at Arkansas Children’s Northwest. We care for both routine and complex conditions. Our team treats congenital, acquired and traumatic limb deformities, scoliosis and spinal deformities and neuromuscular disease. In fact, we treat any problems with bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves that affect growing children.

Plastics Clinic: Defects and injuries to a child’s face require special attention. Face trauma can range from minor injuries to damage that lasts a lifetime. Our team of pediatric plastic surgeons can provide the best treatment for better health and recovery.

Pulmonary Clinic: Our expert pediatric pulmonologists care for even the most complex lung issues. We offer complete evaluation, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic lung diseases in infants and children. Conditions we commonly treat include asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, wheezing, noisy breathing, chronic bronchitis, interstitial lung disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia, obstructive sleep apnea and lung problems caused by neuromuscular disease. We also care for technology-dependent children. Complete lung function testing and advanced study services are available, including spirometry, pre-post bronchodilator, lung volumes, diffusion capacity, cough peak flow, maximum inspiratory pressure, maximum expiratory pressure and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Rheumatology Clinic: Children with arthritis and other connective tissue diseases are treated by our skilled pediatric rheumatology team. These include systemic lupus erythematosus and dermatomyositis, as well as autoimmune or immune-mediated disorders. Our team at this clinic provides full evaluation and management, including rehabilitative services.

Sleep Disorders Clinic: Team members at the Sleep Disorders Clinic provide complete evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and long-term management for many sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents. We treat obstructive sleep apnea, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, behavioral insomnia, organic parasomnias, narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase disorder, periodic limb movement disorder, central sleep apnea, and more.

Speech Pathology Clinic: The Speech Pathology Clinic team fully evaluates speech, language and feeding disorders. These include oral-pharyngeal dysphagia, resonance, voice, fluency, apraxia and language-based learning problems. Treatment of speech and language problems is also available for children with hearing loss, including children with cochlear implants. Parents are trained and educated about communication development. For healthcare professionals, onsite training and professional development can be arranged through contract.

Surgery Clinic: Our team diagnoses and treats all neonatal and pediatric surgical needs. These include hydroceles, hernias, undescended testes, chest wall problems, thoracic and abdominal problems, tumors and other surgical issues in children. Areas of surgical expertise include robotics, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and neonatal surgery.

Urology Clinic: The Urology Clinic team cares for children with problems involving the genital and urinary systems. Generally, these include birth defects of the kidney, ureter, bladder, groin and male and female genitals, as well as urinary tract infections. Specific children’s problems we care for include kidney masses, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, injuries to the genital and urinary system, undescended testes, hydroceles, patent processus vaginalis and hypospadias. Visits are also done after all surgeries.

Ancillary Services Easily Available

Ancillary services provided to patients at Arkansas Children's Northwest include

Echocardiography (ECHO): Our skilled technicians are available Monday through Friday to perform your ECHO. It is immediately sent electronically to Arkansas Children's Hospital for reading by heart experts. Results are sent back within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6880.

Electrocardiogram (EKG/ECG): Our skilled technicians are available Monday through Friday to perform your EKG. It is immediately sent electronically to ACH for reading by heart experts. Results are sent back within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6880.

Medical Laboratory: With the skill to perform any blood test, thyroid test or basic lab test, our expert technicians can run most tests the same day. Our technicians have been specially trained to work with children so tests cause fewer problems for our young patients. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6880.

Easy Access to the Primary Care Clinic

Pediatric specialists at ACNW Primary Care give families in Northwest Arkansas easy access to expert healthcare close to home. Our convenient primary care is built with you and your children’s schedules in mind. You’ll find us at Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale — the first and only pediatric hospital in the region.  

Our pediatric primary care team includes three full-time physicians and one advanced practice nurse (APRN). They focus on many primary health services, including:

  • Behavioral visits for ADHD
  • Sick visits for common childhood illnesses
  • Immunizations
  • Newborn care
  • Sports physicals
  • Well child visits including annual checkups and child development milestones

Contact Us for More Information

For more information about Arkansas Children’s Northwest Specialty Care Clinics, call 479-725-6800. To make an appointment or for referral information, call 479-725-6995.