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Arkansas Children’s Northwest Specialty Care Clinics

Arkansas Children's Northwest provides several specialty clinics to ensure all children in Arkansas have convenient access to pediatric expertise. For questions about our specialty care, please call 479-725-6800.

Audiology

Our pediatric audiologists have specialized training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and therapy of hearing impairment in children of all ages. Whether it is a child who has not passed an infant hearing screening, has experienced frequent ear infections or needs hearing aids or a cochlear implant, our audiologists partner with families and other healthcare providers to meet the needs of each child.

Cardiology Clinic

This clinic provides consultation and diagnosis of children with possible heart conditions and provides follow-up care for children with known cardiac problems. Echocardiography, ECG, Holter and event monitoring are available on site.

Cleft Palate Clinic

This clinic provides evaluations and treatment of the cleft lip/palate condition which threatens general health, facial appearance, speech and language skills, maxillofacial and dental occlusal development, otologic and audiologic health and psychosocial status.

Endocrinology Clinic

This clinic evaluates and treats children with short stature, diabetes, and disorders of the thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal glands.

ENT Clinic

The pediatric hematology and oncology service at Arkansas Children’s Northwest provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders. Our outpatient clinic is staffed by pediatric nurses with special expertise pediatric hematology and oncology nursing and by pediatricians who are board certified in pediatric hematology and oncology. We provide new patient consultation and ongoing treatment for the entire spectrum of pediatric blood disorders. Comprehensive multidisciplinary hemophilia clinics are held quarterly, in conjunction with the hemophilia treatment team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock. We provide ongoing evaluation and treatment of children with cancer and administer chemotherapy, biologic therapy, and blood product transfusions in our state of the art infusion center that is staffed by highly skilled, chemotherapy-certified, pediatric nurses. We provide post-therapy follow up in our dedicated After Care Experience clinic that is staffed by a specially trained advanced practice nurse and a pediatric oncologist and, in conjunction with the neuro-oncology team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock, provide dedicated post-therapy brain tumor follow up. Our patients who require inpatient therapy are cared for in an inpatient facility that is staffed by specially trained pediatric nurses and hospitalists.

The ENT clinic at ACNW cares for all medical and surgical problems of the head and neck in children (excluding eyes and brain).  We provide child-friendly care for all problems from common surgeries such as tonsillectomy and ear tubes, to delicate surgeries on the ear and cleft lip, to life-threatening tumors.   Medical and surgical care is provided by a multidisciplinary pediatric team which includes physicians, nurses, audiologists, speech pathologists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists and many others.   We provide most care closer to home at ACNW, but also work seamlessly with Arkansas Children’s Hospital for critical care, and other specialty services not yet available locally.   Surgical care is provided at ACNWs pediatric focused surgical suite, which allows for post-operative hospitalizing if required. 

The clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and management of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases in infants and children, including children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, wheezing,  noisy breathing, chronic bronchitis, Interstitial lung disease, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, pulmonary complications of neuromuscular disease and technology-dependent children.   State-of-the-art, complete pulmonary function testing, including Spirometry, Pre-Post bronchodilator study, Lung volumes, Diffusion Capacity, Cough Peak Flow, Maximum inspiratory Pressure, Maximum Expiratory pressures, and Exercise Induce Bronchoconstriction Study services are available.

Gastroenterology Clinic

The clinic provides consultation and services for patients with gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic and nutritional problems. These include diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract and pancreas, including inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption syndromes, hepatitis, growth failure, malnutrition and feeding disorders.

Genetics Clinic

This clinic provides the evaluation of children with birth defects, inherited conditions, metabolic disorders, developmental delay, mental retardation and autism.

Hematology Clinic

The pediatric hematology and oncology service at Arkansas Children’s Northwest provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with cancer, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders. Our outpatient clinic is staffed by pediatric nurses with special expertise pediatric hematology and oncology nursing and by pediatricians who are board certified in pediatric hematology and oncology. We provide new patient consultation and ongoing treatment for the entire spectrum of pediatric blood disorders. Comprehensive multidisciplinary hemophilia clinics are held quarterly, in conjunction with the hemophilia treatment team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock. We provide ongoing evaluation and treatment of children with cancer and administer chemotherapy, biologic therapy, and blood product transfusions in our state of the art infusion center that is staffed by highly skilled, chemotherapy-certified, pediatric nurses. We provide post-therapy follow up in our dedicated After Care Experience clinic that is staffed by a specially trained advanced practice nurse and a pediatric oncologist and, in conjunction with the neuro-oncology team at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock, provide dedicated post-therapy brain tumor follow up. Our patients who require inpatient therapy are cared for in an inpatient facility that is staffed by specially trained pediatric nurses and hospitalists. 

Hemophilia Clinic

Children and adults with coagulation disorders can be diagnosed and evaluated by a group of physicians, physical therapists, psychologists, and geneticists to provide education, prevention, and treatment.

Immunology Clinic

This clinic accepts referrals for assessment and treatment of children with the broad spectrum of hypersensitivity and related aspects of clinical allergy. The most common diagnostic categories include asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, urticaria and angioedema, atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, insect sting allergy, food allergy and drug allergy.

Infectious Disease Clinic

This clinic provides evaluation and treatment of infectious diseases and severe unusual infections.

Nephrology Clinic

Diagnostic evaluations and care are provided to children from infancy to age 21 who have all aspects of renal disease. Consultation involving hematuria, proteinuria, urinary tract infection, chronic renal failure, hypertension, and transplantation is available at all times.

Neurology Clinic

The Neurology Clinic is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the peripheral and central nervous system. Patients with seizures or epilepsy receive comprehensive evaluations. EEGs are available.

Neurosurgery

The division of Pediatric Neurosurgery offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children from newborn to age 18. With the resources of a major Children's Hospital, Pediatric Neurosurgery Division at Arkansas Children's is the main referral center for pediatric neurosurgical diseases in the state. Our dedicated team provides treatment and follow-up for conditions including hydrocephalus, spina bifida and other congenital central nervous system anomalies, brain and spine tumors, epilepsy surgery, craniosynostosis, spasticity, and head and spine trauma.

Nutrition Clinic

This clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation, by a registered dietitian, of chronic or acute nutritional conditions in infants and children until the age of 18 years including, feeding problems; underweight, failure to thrive, picky eaters, therapeutic diets; low cholesterol, low sodium, gluten free, management of enteral nutrition plans and weight management through dietary and lifestyle changes.

Orthopedic Clinic

Problems of an orthopedic nature involving the bones, joints, and muscles in children are seen in this clinic. Such conditions include congenital, acquired and traumatic limb deformities, scoliosis and spinal deformities, neuromuscular disease or any problems with bone, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves that affect growing children.

Plastics Clinic

Children's facial abnormalities and injuries require special attention. Facial trauma can range from minor injuries to disfigurement that lasts a lifetime. The face is critical in interacting with others, so it is important to get the best treatment possible.

Pulmonary Clinic

The clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and management of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases in infants and children, including children with asthma, cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, recurrent pneumonia, wheezing, noisy breathing, chronic bronchitis, Interstitial lung disease, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, pulmonary complications of neuromuscular disease and technology-dependent children. State-of-the-art, complete pulmonary function testing, including Spirometry, Pre-Post bronchodilator study, Lung volumes, Diffusion Capacity, Cough Peak Flow, Maximum inspiratory Pressure, Maximum Expiratory pressures, and Exercise Induce Bronchoconstriction Study services are available.

Rheumatology Clinic

Children with arthritis and other connective tissue diseases (including systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, etc.) and autoimmune or immune-mediated disorders, are treated. The clinic provides comprehensive evaluation and management including rehabilitative services

Sleep Disorders Clinic

This clinic provides comprehensive clinical evaluation, diagnostic testing, treatment and long-term management for a wide spectrum of sleep-related disorders in children and adolescents including but not limited to obstructive sleep apnea, difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep, behavioral insomnia, organic parasomnias, narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase disorder, periodic limb movement disorder and central sleep apnea.

Speech Pathology Clinic

The Speech Pathology Clinic provides a comprehensive evaluation of speech, language and feeding disorders including oral-pharyngeal dysphagia, resonance, voice, fluency, apraxia and language-based learning problems. Evaluation and treatment of speech and language problems are available for children with hearing loss, including children with cochlear implants. Parents are provided training and education for communication development. For healthcare professionals, onsite training and professional development can be arranged through contract.

Surgery Clinic

This clinic manages all neonatal and pediatric surgical disorders including hydroceles, hernia, undescended testes, chest wall abnormalities, thoracic problems, abdominal surgery, tumors and other surgical problems of children. Areas of expertise include robotics, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and neonatal surgery. 

Urology Clinic

The Urology Clinic cares for children with problems involving the genitourinary system. Generally, these include congenital anomalies of the kidney, ureter, bladder, inguinal region and male and female genitalia, as well as urinary tract infections. Specific problems of children cared for include renal masses, ureteropelvic junction obstruction, vesicoureteral reflux, injuries to the genitourinary system, undescended testes, hydroceles, patent processus vaginalis and hypospadias. Post-operative visits will also be done after all surgeries.

Ancillary Services

Convenient ancillary services are provided to pediatric patients at Arkansas Children's Northwest. 

ECHO

Our skilled technicians are available Monday through Friday to perform your ECHO which will be immediately transferred electronically to Arkansas Children's Hospital for reading by cardiac experts. Results are sent back within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6880.

EKG

Our skilled technicians are available Monday through Friday to perform your EKG which will be immediately transferred electronically to ACH for reading by cardiac experts. Results are sent back within 24 hours. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6800.

Medical Laboratory

Our skilled technicians can perform any blood test, thyroid test or basic lab test, and most tests are run the same day. Perhaps even as important as the test, our technicians have been specially trained to work with children. To schedule an appointment, call 479-725-6880.