What Is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows clinicians to remotely provide care to patients using technology. Being able to deliver care remotely means patients can have access to the expertise of our pediatric specialists without coming to a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta location.

We offer:

  • Virtual visits allows you to connect with a clinician using video through your device (computer, smartphone or tablet).
  • On-site telemedicine allow you to go to a telemedicine site near your home where you will be securely connected to clinicians through a high-speed telecommunication system with the assistance of a trained clinical professional.

Virtual Visits

A virtual visit allows you to connect with your child’s doctor in real time using video through your computer, smartphone or tablet. This is sometimes called a telemedicine visit. A virtual visit allows you to have a doctor’s visit without taking your child into a clinic.

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On-site Telemedicine

Our on-site telemedicine is an easy-to-use service that offers patients and providers remote consultations, evaluations and training using live video. Uses a high-speed telecommunications system, advanced technology and specialized medical cameras to securely connect patients and their caregivers to specialists. The visit is facilitated by a trained clinical professional to provide a comprehensive exam.

How on-site 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.

Telemedicine consent form (en Español)

Services We Offer

Services and specialists for pediatric outpatient telemedicine consultations

Bone and Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT)

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides initial consultations for blood and marrow transplant (BMT).

Specialist:
Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD

Allergy and Immunology

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

Specialist:
Jennifer Shih, MD, FAAP

Endocrinology

We evaluate and treat post-transplant patients for follow-up visits.

Specialist:
Nina Ham, MD

Hepatology

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

Specialists:
Nitika Gupta, MD, DCH, DNB, MRCPCH 
Rene Romero, MD

Infectious Disease

We provide initial consultations for tuberculosis screening, treatment and follow-up care at local health departments.

Specialist:
Andrea Shane MD, MPH

Interventional Radiology

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

Specialist:
Matt Hawkins, MD

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, MD

Psychology (related to Autism Spectrum Disorder)

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

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

Specialists:
Laura Dilly, PhD, NCSP 
Christine Hall, PhD
Lindsey Burrell, PhD

*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:
Eric W. Price, MD
Kun Hui Yi, CPNP

Strong4Life

Our Strong4Life Program specializes in the treatment of childhood obesity.

Specialists:
Stephanie Walsh, MD
Kerstin Ohlsson, PAC

Transplant

We evaluate and treat post-transplant patients for follow-up visits.

Specialists:
Rouba Garro, MD
William Mahle, MD
Rene Romero, MD

Vascular Anomalies

We provide follow-up, consultative care for children with vascular anomalies.

Specialists:
Steven Goudy, MD
Matt Hawkins, MD
Rachel Swerdlin, CPNP

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