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Vanderbilt Integrated Pediatrics Rivergate, formerly Rivergate Pediatrics, has served children and families since 1977. We are your family-centered, pediatric medical home. Our care experts provide education, advice and treatment to support your child’s wellness and to care for children with chronic diseases and acute illnesses. Our providers work with you to give your child the best possible care in a comfortable environment.

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Why Choose Vanderbilt Integrated Pediatrics Rivergate

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    Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Designated

    We strive to give your child the highest quality care using the latest medical research. Our clinic is a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This team-based care model helps us keep improving quality, efficiency, safety and patient satisfaction. PCMH certified clinics have met specific criteria set by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), demonstrating that they are providing high-quality, patient-centered care.

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    Same-day appointments and telehealth available

    For your convenience, many of our clinics offer telehealth appointments for certain conditions. Our staff can help you determine if telehealth is right for you when you call to make an appointment. Learn how to prepare for a telehealth appointment.

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    Seamless access to advanced pediatric specialties

    When your child needs a more specialized level of pediatric medical or surgical care, you’ll experience seamless, coordinated care and communication between you, your pediatrician and our Monroe Carell specialists. Being directly tied to a nationally ranked children’s hospital brings comfort, knowing the quality of care you’ll receive.

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    Interpreter services

    Ensuring that all our families are heard and understood is important to us. We offer onsite, video and phone interpretation services for patients and parents who speak limited English, are visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing. We offer many languages including American Sign Language, Spanish and Arabic.

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    Your child’s medical information available any time

    We offer an easy-to-use online patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, for secure access to appointment scheduling and information, medication prescription refills, records and bill pay. Logging in from a smart phone app or on the web, you can easily email medical questions to your child’s provider. You can even link your own account with all your children’s accounts to see your entire family’s medical information in one convenient location.

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    Symptom checker available

    When our pediatric primary care offices are closed, a symptom checker is available for all our patients using My Health at Vanderbilt. This online tool puts information about the most common childhood and adolescent symptoms and illnesses at your fingertips. Open your My Health at Vanderbilt app or visit, click menu, then symptom checker.

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Asthma, allergy and eczema management
  • Chronic disease management
  • Developmental and behavioral screenings
  • Obesity screenings
  • Referrals for developmental and behavioral evaluations and care
  • Referrals for other pediatric specialty care
  • Routine checkups and exams
  • School and sports physicals
  • Sick visits
  • Well child visits

Programs and Clinics

Meet Your Care Team

Timothy H. Eidson

Timothy H. EidsonMD

    Autism, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Developmental Medicine