With children come accidents, colds, and many other health issues that require prompt and specialized care, at any hour of the day or night. Here’s what to look out for when you want the best emergency care for your child.

What to Look For in a Pediatric Doctor

Consider this: Babies and toddlers get about 7-8 colds a year and kids get 5-6 — and these are statistics you can count on. What you can’t anticipate are the inevitable accidents that plague developing children as they learn to use their bodies. From cuts and scrapes to fractures, kids can get into a fair bit of trouble as they begin to explore the world around them.

If your child is injured or sick, you want the best care. Here at the River Oaks Emergency Room, we’re dedicated to providing quality care for the entire family in what we like to call the “worry-free zone.” With little to no wait time and certified emergency personnel trained in pediatric care, we cater to the youngest members of the greater Houston area, giving parents peace of mind.

If you want to get the best care for your children, here are a few things to look for:

Specialized care

It takes far more than a few toys in the waiting room to provide quality pediatric care. When it comes to treating infants and children, the healthcare providers at River Oaks ER are trained in the latest techniques and medicine. For example, they know how to:

  • Place special catheters in small veins
  • Supervise children on respirators and breathing machines
  • Diagnose children with unstable, life-threatening conditions

Since young kids often have a hard time articulating their medical issues, our pediatric specialists understand how to communicate with kids as well as read and interpret the signs of their distress. Our team also provides thorough monitoring and observation before, during, and after any treatments to ensure that the problem is sufficiently addressed.

While the pediatric clinical care that we offer is top notch, our staff is also specially trained to put young patients at ease with a friendly, compassionate approach. Visiting the ER can be scary, and when you add in your child’s discomfort, it’s important that we do everything in our power to offset their fear, so we can get your child on the road to better health as quickly as possible.

A kid-friendly environment

We know we just said that excellent pediatric care is more important than a few toys in the waiting room, but we do want to emphasize that a kid-friendly environment can go a long way toward reducing your child’s stress levels. To that end, we offer an examination room that’s designed especially for children and de-emphasizes the scarier clinical look.

And yes, our waiting area does have a number of toys and games that will help occupy the young members of your family who aren’t sick or injured. When it comes to your child’s emergency, we offer little to no wait times, so your sick child won’t be spending much time in the waiting area, but their siblings might.

You’re covered

When your child has an emergency, time is of the essence and you don’t want to waste it by waiting for an appointment or going to an urgent care clinic that may not be equipped to handle the problem. At River Oaks ER, we offer all of the same services as a hospital ER, which means we can handle almost any emergency, even life-threatening ones.

Plus, we can often handle medical emergencies more quickly and efficiently than a hospital emergency room, because our standalone clinic is devoted to only one thing: providing emergency care for your family.

If you want expert and compassionate pediatric emergency care for the young members of your family, River Oaks ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.