Infectious Disease

Children's Health Service Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Director: Janak Patel MD

Our faculty are well-trained and board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. We provide routine inpatient and outpatient consultations to children with complicated infections. We are active in providing clinical services to children, conducting bench and clinical research, as well as in teaching of pediatric infectious disease to fellows, pediatric residents and medical students

  • We provide comprehensive clinical evaluations of children with infectious disease
  • We conduct research in otitis media, respiratory virology, airway inflammation and clinical trials of pharmacueitical agents and vaccines.
  • We are active participants in both medical student and resident education and rotations.

We treat all children from birth (including premature infants) to 18 years of age with complicated infections. Pregnant women with HIV infection are also seen as part of the Maternal-Child HIV Program. In the Adult & Child Travel Clinic, patients traveling abroad are seen for preventive vaccines and medications.

CLINICAL SERVICES

Our faculty physicians are well-trained and board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. We provide routine inpatient and outpatient consultations to children with complicated infections. We also coordinates special clinical programs:

We treat all children from birth (including premature infants) to 18 years of age with complicated infections. Pregnant women with HIV infection are also seen as part of the Maternal-Child HIV Program. In the Adult & Child Travel Clinic, patients traveling abroad are seen for preventive vaccines and medications.

OUR MISSION IS TO:

  • Provide inpatient and outpatient consultations for problems pertaining to infectious diseases of children
  • Coordinate special high emphasis clinical programs in pediatric infectious diseases
  • Train medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric infectious disease fellows
  • Conduct basic and clinical research related to pediatric infections


REQUIREMENTS FOR PATIENT REFERRALS

  • The patient must be referred from a physicians or community agency
  • The patients must obtain authorization from their insurance plans 
  • Please call the office secretary at 409-772-2798 to coordinate clinic appointments
  • The Adult & Child Travel Clinic patients are seen on cash-pay

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FOR APPOINTMENTS, PATIENT REFERRALS, OR QUESTIONS - CALL 409-772-2798

Locations

Primary_Care_Pavilion_2 400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Phone: (409) 772-3695 or toll free (888) 886-2543
Referral Fax: (409) 772-3680

Adult & Child Travel Clinic
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Maternal - Child HIV Clinic 
Synagis Clinic

Clinic Hours
Wednesday  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

Pediatric Infectious Disease Clinic
Adult & Child Travel Clinic

Clinic Hours
Monday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m.– 11:30;
Pediatrics-BayColony 2785 Gulf Freeway South, Suite 2.200 (second floor)
(409) 772-3695 or (888) 886-2543  
Referral Fax (409) 772-3680

Maternal-Child HIV Clinic

Clinic Hours
Monday, Thursday 8:30 am - 11:30 am;
Dr. Davis with young boy nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours

The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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Dr. Davis with young boy Part of John Sealy Hospital
301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 772-1011
Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.