Nothing is more important than your child’s health. And when your child is ill, you want expert care from a professional you trust.
Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with all aspects of children’s health from infancy through young adulthood. Pediatricians are doctors with specialized training in caring for children. Some have additional subspecialty training in areas such as pediatric endocrinology, pediatric cardiology and pediatric ophthalmology.
To learn more about your child's health, visit our online Health Encyclopedia.
Compassionate Care for Children
The pediatricians affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital are skilled and caring professionals ready to serve the needs of your child and your family.
- Newborn care
- Well-child care
- Caring for common illnesses and injuries
- Teen Clinic
If your child needs to be admitted to the hospital, you’ll find a welcoming environment and treatment delivered with a caring touch.
Preparing Children for Procedures or Surgery
Medical procedures can be frightening for children and stressful for their parents. Our compassionate pediatric care providers are specially trained to help children cope with medical treatment and provide support and guidance for parents.
Our Swinging Through Surgery program helps kids and their families learn about and prepare for their surgery in advance in a fun “jungle party” setting. On the day of surgery, he or she gets to pick a surgery buddy (lion, money, tiger or elephant) and drive a safari jeep into the surgery area.
Learn more about preparing your child for surgery and our Swinging Through Surgery parties held the first and third Thursdays of each month at North Kansas City Hospital.
Pediatric Growth Care
Short stature and other growth disorders can be caused by growth hormone imbalances. Our endocrinology team offers state-of-the-art tests for these disorders in adults and children and can help determine the proper course of treatment, if needed.
Vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your children from potentially harmful diseases. Your pediatrician can help you keep your child up to date on immunizations but you may also want to create a schedule for yourself.
Get vaccination information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Child Development Tools
Use our Infant & Child Calculators to check on growth and development indicators:
Baby Growth Calculator
Body Mass Index Calculator for Children
Child Growth Chart
Pediatric Developmental Lifeline
Safe Backpack Weight Calculator
Look for puzzles and coloring activities on our Kids Fun Pages.
Help your child learn about a range of safety topics with our Interactive Safety Tools.
Find a Pediatrician
North Kansas City Hospital can help you find a pediatrician who’s right for you and your family.
Find a pediatrician online or call our Physician Referral & Health Information Line at 816-221-HEAL (4325) for personal assistance.