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Your children mean everything to you, and their care means everything to us. Whatever age or stage your child is going through, our pediatric experts are conveniently located throughout nine counties in south central and southern Ohio to help keep them healthy. From immunizations to checkups to sports physicals, we are a trusted partner in your child’s health and well-being from birth through adolescence and beyond.

If you have a child with developmental delays or disorders, we also offer specialized pediatric care through both Adena Sports Medicine clinic and our Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Through our collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we offer extra caring and services for your children that’s close to home.

When your child is sick, it can be scary. That’s why we offer peace of mind with onsite expert, family-centered clinical care of newborns and children requiring hospitalization at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. We also have doctors who make regular rounds in the special care and well-baby nursery, onsite pediatric heart care (cardiology), blood disorders (hematology), cancer care (oncology) and digestive care (gastroenterology).

Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe has a Pediatrics Unit staffed with dedicated, knowledgeable and compassionate pediatric nurses and pediatricians. We also have locations in Waverly and Circleville, with expanded pediatrics facilities in Greenfield and Jackson to better serve you. Our unit is designed to ease your child’s anxieties so they can focus on healing. Each room is equipped with a telephone, cable television and a special sleep chair just for mom or dad. A video game system, DVD players and iPads are also available to keep your little one occupied as they recover.

Inpatient Care

Few things are more comforting to a sick kid than a familiar face. But when your child’s condition is beyond the treatment Dr. Mom can provide, it’s nice to know that the pediatricians you see for regular checkups and appointments at Adena Health System are the same friendly and knowledgeable physicians who will care for your child when admitted to the hospital.

The Pediatrics Unit at Adena Regional Medical Center is here to care for children with a wide range of medical conditions, including those undergoing same-day procedures. We provide pediatric care for:

  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), a common viral infection that can progress to bronchiolitis or pneumonia
  • Diabetes management
  • Asthma-related problems
  • ENT surgeries including tonsil and adenoid removal, and tubes in ears (myringotomy),
  • Post-op appendectomies

Our pediatric nurses are knowledgeable regarding acute pediatric care and recognize the central role of the family. We support, respect and encourage the participation of the entire family in your child’s healthcare.

Conditions Treated

From kissing boo boos to wiping away tears, you’re there for your kids with expert TLC when something goes wrong. We’re there for them, too - with expert medical care for a variety of conditions, including:

  • ADHD and other developmental concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma-related issues
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Cuts
  • Depression
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • General Illness
  • Minor breaks, sprains and strains
  • Minor burns
  • Pink eye
  • Rashes
  • Sinus infection
  • Skin issues
  • Sore throat

Services and Treatments

Few things are more comforting to a sick child than the familiar face of Dr. Mom or Dad. But when your child’s condition needs expert treatment, it’s nice to know the pediatricians you see for regular checkups and appointments at Adena Health System are the same friendly and knowledgeable physicians who will care for your child when they’re admitted to the hospital.

Our Pediatrics Unit is here to care for children with a wide range of medical conditions, including those undergoing same-day procedures. We provide pediatric services such as:

  • Acne management
  • Behavioral Health (primary-care)
  • Breathing treatments
  • Diabetes management
  • ENT surgeries including tonsil and adenoid removal, and tubes in ears (myringotomy)
  • Lab testing and evaluation
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Point-of-care rapid testing
  • Post-op appendectomies
  • Rehabilitation
  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)
  • Stitches
  • Well-child exams
  • X-ray and other diagnostics

Sports physicals

Your student athlete gives you a sense of pride as they pursue their passion. That’s why our sports physicals are comprehensive exams, not just basic screenings. Your child will be examined by a physician or advanced practice provider (APP) who are specifically trained in sports medicine. Wellness exams include:

  • A complete history and physical examination
  • Discussion of the child’s weight, height and body mass index
  • Immunization updates
  • Nutrition, sleep habits, physical development and activity
  • Risks to health and safety, as well as preventive health recommendations
  • Status of chronic conditions

You can also use your time with us to discuss important issues like avoiding drugs, tobacco and alcohol. It helps develop an open, trusting relationship with the parents and child so they can turn to the provider with questions or concerns when needed.

Immunizations

As a parent, your job is to protect your children and keep them safe. You buckle them into car seats, you make them wear helmets when they ride bikes and you make sure they eat their peas and carrots. Don’t stop there. If you want to keep your children safe, immunizations are very important. Adena’s pediatrics team can help you successfully get your child immunized against devastating diseases that can affect them as children and beyond.

 If you’d like to build a customized immunization record for your child, go online to the CDC.

Weight management

Childhood obesity is a major concern in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of obesity in children has tripled in the last three decades. There are many health risks caused by obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, joint problems and social and psychological problems, like bullying and low self-esteem. Worse yet, obese children are more likely to be obese as adults, putting them at increased risk for diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. 

How can you keep your child at a healthy weight? Our pediatrics team is here if you need help. We offer programs and services to help you get your child’s health, such as:

  • Body image and eating disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity and weight management

There are many things you can do to keep your kids happy and healthy:

  • Encourage more physical activity and limit your kids’ access to TV, video games, computers, cell phones and movies.
  • Offer smaller portion sizes – over time, portion sizes have increased in restaurants, grocery stores and vending machines, and children have been eating more without realizing it.
  • Offer healthier foods like fruits and vegetables and limit your child’s intake of sugary snacks and drinks. Sugary drinks are thought to be the largest contributor of excess calories and sugar.
  • Get involved – work with your child’s school to promote healthier eating habits by limiting foods with high fat, sugar and salt content in school lunches.

Providers

Locations

Map of Adena Greenfield Medical Center

Adena Greenfield Medical Center

550 Mirabeau Street
Greenfield, OH 45123
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Map of Adena Medical Office Building

Adena Medical Office Building

4439 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Map of Adena Health Center - Jackson

Adena Health Center - Jackson

1000 Veterans Drive
Jackson, OH 45640
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Map of Adena Specialty Clinic - Circleville

Adena Specialty Clinic - Circleville

798 N Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113
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Map of Adena Health and Wellness Center - Main Campus

Adena Health and Wellness Center - Main Campus

4457 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Map of Adena Health Center - Waverly

Adena Health Center - Waverly

12340 State Route 104
Waverly, OH 45690
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