We take a team approach to your family’s health care, which means our team can include doctors, nurses, technologists, support staff, and others. We encourage you and your family to be active participants in your health and well-being, and consider you part of our team.
Pediatricians specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatricians are doctors who have completed medical school and an additional three-year training program (residency) focused on pediatric medicine from birth through age 21. Pediatricians provide a range of services from well-child care, to basic childhood illnesses, to specialized care for the most serious of diseases.
Family Medicine doctors specialize in caring for the entire family, from birth throughout adulthood. Family Medicine doctors have completed medical school and an additional three-year training program (residency) focused on family medicine from birth through senior. Family medicine doctors are trained in all areas of medicine including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease during all stages of life.
Resident physicians are licensed medical doctors who have completed medical school and are undergoing further training in their chosen area of medicine. A resident works closely with a supervising doctor to provide patient care. Residency provides in-depth training and leads to eligibility for board certification in a particular area of medicine.
Physician assistants are health care professionals with advanced medical training who provide routine health maintenance checkups and manage certain minor, acute, and chronic health problems under a doctor’s supervision. A physician assistant can serve as a patient’s regular health care provider and cares for patients of all ages.
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced, specialized training which allows them to provide routine checkups and help manage certain minor, acute, and chronic health problems under a doctor’s supervision. A nurse practitioner can serve as a patient’s regular health care provider and cares for patients of all ages.
Specialists are doctors who practice a specific type of medicine such as heart care, eye care, or surgical services. If your child needs specialty care, your primary care provider will connect you with one of their colleagues at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, and will continue to follow your progress and coordinate your care.