The doctors and nurses in the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Hughes Spalding Primary Care Clinic are specially trained to treat children and teens ages birth to 21. From routine immunizations for school to treating the common cold and the flu, our providers are here for your child.
Common conditions we treat include:
- Earaches and ear infections
- Stomachaches and vomiting
- Sore throat
- Skin and scalp rashes
- Minor injuries
Our pediatric specialists offer a wide range of services in the Primary Care Clinic.
Primary care services
Our providers care for your child’s medical and developmental health needs, including:
- Well-child checkups
- Sick visits for common illnesses or minor injuries
- Routine school and sports physicals
- Chronic illness care
Regular health checks
Well-child checkups are recommended for all children. During a regular health check, your child will receive a physical exam, as well as any needed immunizations. Your child’s provider will ask questions about issues that might affect your child’s health or performance in school. You will also have a chance to discuss your child’s development, behavior concerns, nutrition, parenting and safety with your provider.
We recommend scheduling your child’s health checks according to the schedule below:
- Within the first seven days of being born
- 1 month old
- 2 months old
- 4 months old
- 6 months old
- 9 months old
- 12 months old
- 15 months old
- 18 months old
- 2 years old
- 2.5 years old
- Annually from 3 to 20 years old
We may be able to see your child the same day for sick visits. Same-day sick visits should only be used for minor illnesses or concerns, such as colds and the flu, earaches and ear infections, skin and scalp rashes, and stomachaches. It is best to call early in the morning for a same-day sick visit.
Appointments are required if you plan on having your child seen in our Primary Care Clinic.
While keeping appointments is important for your child’s treatment, we understand other obligations may arise. If you are unable to make it to your child’s appointment, cancel the appointment as soon as possible. When you don’t cancel appointments, you prevent other children from being seen and receiving important care and treatment. We appreciate your help and understanding.
Hughes Spalding Primary Care Clinic providers:
- Melissa C. Adams, MD
- Frank Berkowitz, MD
- Helen Evans, MD
- Latasha Lanette Bogues, MD
- Veda Johnson, MD, FAAP
- Belise Livingston-Burns, MD, MPH, FAAP
- Terri McFadden, MD
- Yuri Okuizumi-Wu, MD
- Rebecca Philipsborn, MD, MPA
- Lori M. Singleton, MD
- Joy L. Smith, MD
- Stan Sonu, MD, MPH
Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and not hospital employees.