Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine in Menomonie
Beginning at birth and continuing through high school and college, we offer Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine Department patients specialized care in Menomonie, Wisconsin, for all their health needs. In addition to board-certified pediatricians, we are supported by nurse practitioners, certified nutritionists, psychologists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse specialists and lab technicians.
To deliver better care with improved experiences and outcomes in a way that reduces health care costs, we are bringing care teams together to collaborate on your care. Your primary care provider will guide your care team. Learn more about team-based care.
Learn more about our Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine services.
A patient or the patient’s legal representative, such as a parent, guardian or surrogate, has the right to request a chaperone during the patient’s examination or treatment. A care provider may request to have a chaperone present during the patient’s examination or treatment.
Check symptoms to reduce worry
Check Symptoms is a free online symptom evaluation tool available 24/7/365. It can give you peace of mind when symptoms start to worry you. Located within Mayo Clinic's patient portal, it allows you to answer a series of targeted questions to evaluate your symptoms and receive a care recommendation.
Disease prevention is crucial to your health. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to maintain good health, and protect you and those you care about against infectious diseases. Vaccinations offer protection against serious diseases by stimulating the immune system to create antibodies against certain bacteria or viruses.
Get vaccine guidance from Mayo Clinic, including benefits, safety, side effects and what to know about recommended vaccines for babies, children, teens, adults and during pregnancy. For recommended vaccines based on age, refer to the adult or child and adolescent schedules.
Review the history of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccines timeline for information about major disease outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics, and the impact of vaccines and research.
Your care team
We offer a team-based approach to support you and your health care needs. This model of care is defined by high quality, compassionate medical care delivered by a team of experts focused on getting you the right care at the right time to support your health and wellness. Care teams are your home base for getting the care you need in the most convenient and supportive ways possible.
Members of your care team
At the center of the care team is you, and your primary care team members will include a physician, nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants, nursing staff, and care team support staff. Each care team member has a specific role in supporting and managing your health and care. Depending on the health situation, additional care team specialists may be included, such as a pharmacist, behavioral health specialist, patient educator, social worker or dietitian. Through collaborative teamwork, your care will be delegated to the most appropriate team member to provide the medical attention and care needed.
The benefit of having a care team
A care team improves your care in several ways. Rather than depending on just one clinician, you now have an entire team supporting you. When you need to see a specialist, your care team will connect you to the right person. When it’s time for a preventive exam or health screening, your care team notifies you to keep you on track with recommended checkups and assessments. You also will have the ability to access care more quickly and efficiently because you now have a team of health care professionals prepared to meet your needs.
Seeing a nurse instead of your primary care clinician
Your appointment and the care team professional you see are tailored to address your specific health need and its complexity at that moment in time. This allows you access to the right health care professional for the right care at the right time. For example, some registered nurses are specifically trained to provide care related to recurring high blood pressure visits and Medicare annual wellness visits. If the nurse determines your condition has become more complicated, you will be referred to a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or physician for the appropriate care needed.
Accessing the care you need
Access to your care team is available in several ways for your convenience. You will be connected to the appropriate care team member and through the best care pathway to meet your individual needs. This may occur through a phone call, an in-person visit or through Patient Online Services.
Parenting tips and resources
Health tips for all stages of your child's life
- Infant and Toddler Basics | Infant and Toddler In Depth — Naps, breastfeeding, nutrition, development, siblings, single parents and more
- Children's Health Basics | Children's Health In Depth — Car seats, cold medicines, hand-washing, sleep, temper tantrums and more
- Tween and Teen Health Basics | Tween and Teen In Depth — Bullying, mental illness, divorce, sex and more
- Empty Nest Syndrome
Illness and Immunizations
- Cold medicines for kids: What's the risk?
- Child vaccines: Tough questions, straight answers
- Immunization schedule for children
- 10 tips for picky eaters
- Nutrition for kids: Guidelines for a healthy diet
- Kids often want to just stick to eating their same favorite foods. But, often, those aren't the healthiest for them, and some variety would do them good. Learn how getting kids in the kitchen can also get them to try new things by watching this video:
- Anxiety in Children
- Avoiding Illness
- Colic and Acid Reflux
- E Cigarettes
- Growing a Garden
- Helping Kids Stay Active
- Infants and Vitamin D
- Keeping Kids Active in the Winter
- Kids in the Kitchen
- Limiting Screen Time
- Poison Control
- Teens and Tobacco