Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin
Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin is committed to providing the best physical, mental and social health and well being for our patients, from infancy to young adulthood. We are affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and have five pediatricians ready to serve your child’s needs.
Committed to health and wellness
Our team of physicians at Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin has a variety of expertise when it comes to caring for children and teens. In addition to caring for your child when they are sick, we are committed to helping keep them healthy and safe. Visits with our doctors may include discussions about:
- Which vaccines your child needs
- Nutrition plans to ensure your child grows and is eating well (we also monitor your child’s growth and development)
- Guidance for each stage of your child’s life
- Safety issues
- Behavioral concerns, parenting issues and childhood emotional issues
Connected with Children’s
Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin carries with it the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin name. That means you can take comfort in knowing your child’s doctor is affiliated with one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. Our pediatricians will connect you directly with the best available doctor if your child ever needs to see a specialist at the main hospital. And best of all, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin specialists will keep your Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin primary care doctor updated on any tests, diagnoses or treatments.
Visits are by appointment only. Please try to schedule well-child visits and checkups two to three months in advance to obtain your desired time. We understand sick children may need to be seen immediately and same day appointments are available.
Our clinic staff members are available to answer general questions throughout the day and urgent phone calls are returned promptly by a nurse or physician.
Our triage nurses are able to give advice and medical direction following the protocol of our physicians. They will assess the severity of your child’s symptoms and guide you to the best possible care. Please have all relevant information available when talking with a triage nurse.
After-hours phone calls are directed to our answering service and are handled by one of our on-call physicians. For emergencies, please call 9-1-1 or go directly to the nearest emergency room.
We work with many different insurance companies. In most cases, we can file your claim for you.
Children in need of hospitalization may be admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Those with minor injuries or problems may be referred to one of our urgent care locations or to local emergency rooms. Pediatric Consultants of Wisconsin doctors also are on staff at St. Joseph’s (Milwaukee), West Allis Memorial and Froedtert.
All of our patient forms
have been posted online for your convenience. Simply print, fill out and bring with you to your next appointment.
We recommend well-child visits at the following points in your child's life:
- 2 weeks
- 1 month
- 2 months
- 4 months
- 6 months
- 9 months
- 12 months
- 15 months
- 18 months
- Every year starting at 2 years
You can view the American Academy of Pediatric's recommended well-child visit schedule for even more information on what to expect at each visit.
Of course, it's also important to check with your doctor for the best schedule for your child.
Immunization is key to preventing diseases and we believe it's incredibly important for all children to be up to date with their vaccines. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many vaccine resources available, including:
Our Patient Handouts/Teaching Sheets educate parents and children on a variety of health topics, conditions and procedures. They are written by staff and updated regularly. Some additional links that we think parents might find helpful include:
We also recommend the following list of books:
- All Grown Up and No Place to Go, David Elkind
- Caring for Your Adolescent, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Caring for Your Infant and Young Child, AAP
- Caring for Your School Age Child, AAP
- The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecks
- Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, Benjamin Spock, MD
- The First Three Years of Life, Burton White
- Guide to Your Child's Sleep, AAP
- How to Get Your Kid to Eat...But Not Too Much, Ellyn Satter
- How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adelle
- Hurried Child, David Elkind
- Instructions for Pediatric Patients, Barton Schmidt, MD
- Made Here, Baby, Bruce Wolk
- The Magic Years, Selma Frailberg
- The Nursing Mother's Companion, Kathleen Huggins
- Practical Advice for Parents, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
- Practical Advice for Parents of Teens, Children's Hospital
- Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinua
- Redirecting Children's Behavior, Kathryn Kvols
- The Sleep Book for Tired Parents, Rebecca Huntley
- Solve Your Child's Sleep Problem, Richard Ferber
- What Every Parent Should Know, Paul A. Offit, MD, and Louis M. Bell, MD