Who We Treat

Patients and healthcare providers can have access to the expertise of our pediatric specialists through telemedicine.

Telemedicine is an easy-to-use service that offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video. 

How telemedicine works

  • Your family doctor will refer your child to see a specialist at Children’s through telemedicine.
  • The appointment will take place at a telemedicine site near your home.
  • A medical professional will be with you and your child at the telemedicine site during the visit.
  • You will see and hear the Children’s doctor through the camera and computer screen in your exam room.
  • The Children’s doctor will see and hear you and your child through a large computer screen at a Children’s location in Atlanta.
  • The camera and equipment in the exam room include:
    • A stethoscope to listen to your child’s heart, lungs or stomach
    • An otoscope to examine your child’s ears, nose and mouth
  • The Children’s doctor will talk to you and your child about the results of the exam.
  • Your family doctor will get a copy of the results.
  • Children’s will help you make a follow-up appointment, if needed.

Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) for more information.

Services We Offer

Services and specialists for pediatric outpatient telemedicine consultations

Aerodigestive

We evaluate and treat children with disorders involving the upper digestive tract, airway and respiratory/pulmonary systems.

Specialist:
Amy Painter, N.P.

Allergy and immunology

We offer the most current diagnostic treatments for children with a wide range of allergic and immunodeficiency disorders.

Specialist:
Jennifer Shih, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Hepatology

Our hepatology specialist provides care for returning adolescent liver transplant patients. New patients must be seen in person.

Specialist:
Nitika Gupta, M.D., D.C.H., D.N.B., M.R.C.P.C.H.
Rene Romero, M.D.

Interventional Radiology

Our interventional radiology team offers a comprehensive clinic to improve pre- and post-procedure care for our patients.

Specialist:
Matt Hawkins, M.D.

Nephrology

Our nephrology team offers care for a complete range of nephrological conditions, including congenital kidney problems, hypertension, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

Specialists:
Larry Greenbaum, M.D.

Neurology (Ketogenic Diet)

Our pediatric neurologists help treat infants, children and adolescents with intractable epilepsy (also known as a seizure disorder) using the ketogenic diet.

Specialists:
Phillip Holt, M.D.

Otolaryngology (Ear, nose and throat)

Our team provides care for child with certain problems such as ear infections, hearing loss, breathing problems or sinus issues.

Specialist:
Steve Goudy, M.D.
Amy Steves, N.P.

Psychology (related to autism spectrum disorder)

Specialists at our Marcus Autism Center can address the following conditions through telemedicine:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)*
  • Communication disorders*
  • Developmental delays*
  • Maladaptive behaviors and other aberrant behaviors*

Specialists:
Laura Dilly, Ph.D., N.C.S.P.
Christine Hall, Ph.D.
Lindsey Burrell, Ph.D.

*when in conjunction with autism spectrum disorder

Pulmonology

Children's cares for pulmonology patients of all ages with breathing disorders and respiratory problems, including sleep apnea.

Specialists:
April Fortenberry, N.P.
Eric W. Price, M.D.

Strong4Life

Our Strong4Life program specializes in the treatment of childhood obesity.

Specialists:
Stephanie Walsh, M.D.
Mark Wulkan, M.D.
Kerstin Ohlsson, P.A.C.

Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees.

Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) for more information.

Our Unique Approach

Our telemedicine program: 

  • Uses a high-speed telecommunications system, advanced technology and specialized medical cameras to securely connect patients and their caregivers to specialists
  • Can improve diagnosis and treatment times with quicker access to specialists
  • Helps families avoid long and costly commutes to Atlanta for specialist visits

Locations

We see kids at more than 85 telemedicine sites across Georgia. Places to have a telemedicine visit include:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Public health clinics 
  • Pediatrician and family doctor offices

Children's is part of a statewide telemedicine network. To find the closest site offering telemedicine near you, download the Children's telemedicine site map.

Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) to confirm that the Children's specialty service you need is available at your preferred location, and to make an appointment.