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Marcia Brown, MD, FAAP, MSW
270 Portland Way S,
Galion, OH 44833
419-468-7613

Howard Eckstein, MD, FAAP
270 Portland Way S,
Galion, OH 44833
419-462-4540

Ryan Hohman, MD
140 Hill St. Suite A,
Bucyrus, OH 44820
419-563-9865

Andrew Lee, MD
385 N Seltzer Street,
Crestline, OH 44827
419-468-0449

Cheryl Clay, MD
715 Richland Mall,
Ontario, Ohio 44906
419-756-8511

Susan Baker, CNP
715 Richland Mall,
Suite C, Ontario, OH 44906
419-756-8511

Lindsey Wolf, CNP
715 Richland Mall,
Suite C, Ontario, OH 44906
419-756-8511


 

 

Pediatrics

CARING FOR OUR YOUTH:

Parents know their own child best. We strive to work as partners with patients and their parents to provide the best medical care available for children from birth to age 18. We are committed to preventative care and patient education.

Minor patients (those under age 18), must be accompanied by an adult who is 18 years or older, and must have a Letter of consent for treatment signed by a parent or legal guardian. Exceptions to this policy include treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and birth control management.

ToddlerWe recognize that going to the doctor can be overwhelming, especially when children do not feel well. This leads to anxiety for both the child and parent. Some of our physicians recognize this struggle and have made their offices a place of comfort and ease for children by decorating them in kid-friendly designs and having "sticker stations" in some of the patient rooms.

WE PROVIDE CARE FOR:

  • General pediatric patients including regular check-ups and immunizations
  • Children with special needs such as Down Syndrome, developmental disabilities, congenital heart disease, diabetes, cerebal palsy, and seizures
  • Asthma
  • ADHD

For Pediatric Speech, Occuaptional or Physical Therapy, call us at 419-468-0570

PEDIATRIC SPEECH-LANGUAGE THERAPY:

Our Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists work specifically with children to correct or modify speech, language, cognitive-communication, and feeding or swallowing disorders. Children with the following medical conditions benefit from the care of a Speech-Language Pathologist:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Apraxia of speech (difficulty saying the correct words)
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental delay
  • Expressive/Receptive language delay
  • Feeding disorder
  • Swallowing disorder
  • Fluency disorder (stuttering)
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Hearing impairment
  • Learning disabilities
  • Intellectual disability
  • Pragmatic/social skills
  • Traumatic brain injury


PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY:

Galion Hospital’s pediatric physical therapy program is geared for newborns and youths up to 22 years of age. Galion’s Pediatric Physical Therapy team provide treatment and education to children who have problems with motor skills caused by a developmental delay, birth defect, chronic illness, or injury.

Did You KnowOur therapists intervene by evaluating and consulting children and parents on gross motor development, muscle tone and strength, posture control, pre-gait/gait training, neuromuscular function, endurance, body alignment, and environmental adaptations. By working alongside other medical professionals involved in a child’s health care, the chance of improved mobility is heightened.

Children benefit from Galion’s child-friendly atmosphere. Galion Hospital recognizes the importance of developing the strength and range of motion children need to move through their environment easily.

Pediatric Physical Therapists at Galion Hospital benefit children with:

  • Delayed milestones (sitting, standing, crawling, walking)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Muscle, Bone, or Neurological Disorders
  • Brain injuries
  • Torticollis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida

Self-referrals are accepted.

PEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

The Avita pediatric occupational therapy program services newborns through 22 years of age. The pediatric occupational therapy team helps children develop and gain independence with the fine motor, sensory motor, and visual motor skills necessary to functioning in their home, play, school, and community environments. The team also helps children complete daily routines at their highest level of function following injury or illness. We educate children, parents, and other caregivers on fine motor development, sensory processing skills, feeding skills, adaptive tools, handwriting, and using both hands to complete activities of daily living. OT may benefit children with a variety of diagnoses including:

  • Sensory-Motor Disorders.
  • Upper Extremity (shoulder, arm, hand) Injuries.
  • ADHD.
  • Developmental Disabilities.
  • Genetic diagnoses such as Down Syndrome.
  • Neurological diagnoses such as Autism spectrum disorders and Cerebral Palsy.
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Delays in fine motor and visual motor skills directly affecting academic performance.
  • Children who need help with self-care skills including dressing, grooming, and feeding.