Pediatric Primary Care
The General Pediatrics Program at Vanderbilt improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes, with comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care.
Our services include primary care clinics in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky, specialized clinics at Children's Hospital focused on child behavior, and referral services for families involved in international adoption. We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start with the best pediatric care.
Why Choose Pediatric Primary Care at Vanderbilt
- Evidence-based care
As part of an academic medical center, we provide evidence-based, high-quality care. Our primary care experts provide a range of services such as controlling asthma symptoms; detecting and treating early childhood anemia; identifying depression in adolescents and referring patients to community resources; and improving early childhood dental care.
- Lifelong care
Vanderbilt's Pediatric Primary Care team is committed to building lifelong relationships to address your children’s medical needs as they grow and develop. Our goal is to keep your child well with regular visits from birth through adolescence. We offer same-day access linked to your child’s complete medical record to ensure continuity of care.
- Teaching hospital
Children's Hospital's teaching environment includes a team of pediatric residents, attending physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and health care students. Our residents spend three or more years in training at Children's Hospital, in our clinics with patients, or learning the latest heath care advances from our specialists. At Children's Hospital, your child may see only one doctor, or a resident may ask an attending (supervisor) for a second opinion.
- Continuity of care
Kids grow up fast. Regular visits in our clinic will help us get to know your child and his or her unique medical needs. You child should see the doctor for a checkup within the first few days of life. After that, we will help you make regular follow-up appointments over the next few years. Through these services we can identify individual needs and treatment options. If your child needs a special doctor, we can make referrals. Our goal is to work with you and specialists to create the best care plan for your child and family.
- Spanish-language clinic
Our comprehensive family center program meets language, culture and healthcare needs for Spanish-speaking families in Middle Tennessee. Our bilingual pediatricians and pediatric residents (doctors learning to be pediatricians) staff the clinic, as well as bilingual nurses, technicians and front-desk workers. Our services include: well-child visits, sick visits, comprehensive care for patients with chronic illnesses, group well child visits for young children (Mi Bebe y Yo), immunizations and bilingual literacy promotion programs.
Through our affiliates clinics, we partner with community pediatricians to provide compassionate, quality, and accessible health care to families in northern Middle Tennessee.