Welcoming Pediatrician, Dr. Cheryl Clay!
Dr. Clay comes to Avita from Akron Children's Hospital where she was a Pediatric Hospitalist. Joining the pediatric office of Dr. Charles Shaw, Dr. Clay is now accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 419-756-8511
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.
We 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:
Our Pediatric Speech 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 Pathologist:
Speech Services can be reached at 419-468-0547.
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.
Our 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:
Self-referrals are accepted. To contact the Pediatric PT,
ALLERGY/EAR, NOSE, AND THROAT SERVICES:
Dr. Eric Grimes and Physician Assistant, Lannette Clemons, take care of children suffering with allergies and other ear, nose, and throat conditions. Although surgical procedures are done at Galion Hospital, Dr. Grimes treats patients at his 4t Street medical office in Ontario. For more information call 419-775-1091.