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Tyler Pediatric Specialties

With more than 60 pediatric medical and specialty clinic offices located throughout Texas, Cook Children's is close by, even when patient families can't make it to our medical center. Our Tyler pediatric specialty clinic supports infants, children, teens and young adults who need one-time or ongoing specialty care from across town or across the state.

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Specialty Services

*Additional specialty services coming soon. Call for details.

Endocrinology and Diabetes

Endocrinologist with patient

Cook Children's endocrinology team treats infants, children and teens with conditions that are caused by or affect the hormonal balance of the body. We understand the importance of working together and that's how we approach the care of our children.

As part of our collaborative nature, we have access to the full support of a wide array of our pediatric specialties including genetics, hematology-oncology and other specialties that might be required to support your child's specific issue. Your child will also have access to state-of-the-art testing and diagnostics. And that means giving you and your child the best treatment options and care choices available to help them grow and lead active lives.

Our team, comprised of board certified pediatric endocrinologists, certified pediatric nurse practitioners, certified educators, psychologists and other pediatric specialists, creates individualized treatment plans incorporating the latest technological advances in diagnosis and care.

Genetics

Geneticist with patient

The physicians and staff that makeup Cook Children's Genetics help patients and their families understand the disorders and related recurrence risks.

Genetic tests are done by analyzing small samples of blood or body tissues. They determine whether you, your partner, or your baby carry genes for certain inherited disorders.

We offer a wide array of specialized genetic services, including:

  • Gathering relevant birth, medical and developmental history of the patient, including their detailed family history.
  • Evaluation by a board certified geneticist.
  • Relevant diagnostic testing.
  • Detailed explanation of the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options.
  • Discussion of reproductive and recurrence risks.
  • Dietary management for metabolic disorders.
  • Psychosocial support.
  • Referral to appropriate medical specialists and community resources.
  • Communication with the patient's primary care physician and related specialists.

Hematology and Oncology

Hematologist with patient

The Hematology and Oncology Center provides high-quality, family and patient-centered care to children and teenagers with cancer and blood disorders. We also provide access to leading-edge therapies and research.

Childhood cancer and certain blood disorders in children can be extremely rare. And even those that are found in adults require a very different approach when it comes to treating kids, teens, and young adults. Choosing a board-certified pediatric specialist for your child's care ensures that your doctor has highly specialized training both in your child's diagnosis and in treating that diagnosis specifically in children.

Infectious Disease

Dr. Rios with patient

Cook Children's Infectious Disease team is dedicated to providing excellent, patient-centered care, as well as access to the most up-to-date therapies and leading-edge clinical research.

We offer care for children and teens with diseases caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses. Our team provides a broad range of services including diagnosis, inpatient and outpatient consultations, immune deficiency evaluations and treatment of recurring infections.

Nephrology

Dr. Bedri with patient

Cook Children's Nephrology and Dialysis Services uses a team approach to help kids with kidney-related conditions. Patients and their families have a wealth of support available to them from many resources, including specialized nurses, nutritionists, social workers and Child life specialists.

Whether your child needs inpatient care, outpatient care, dialysis or even kidney transplantation, our nephrologists provide continuous care through the entire process. With Cook Children's nephrology, your child will have access to a wide range of medical treatments and technology available at all times.

Neurology

Neurosurgeon team

When it comes to your child's brain, spinal cord and nervous system, you want the very best team of neuroscience specialists available.

The doctors at Cook Children's are some of the best minds in the nation, and our programs are head and shoulders above the crowd.

As part of our collaborative nature, you have access to the full support of a wide array of Cook Children's pediatric specialties including cardiovascular, genetics, hematology and other specialties that might be required to support your child's specific diagnosis.

Your child will also have access to state-of-the-art testing and diagnostics with a focus on technology that is minimally or noninvasive whenever possible.

And that means giving you and your child the best treatment options and care choices available to help them grow and reach their greatest possible potential.

Pediatric Surgery

Patient awaiting surgery

Cook Children's Pediatric Surgery provides the best care available for your child from doctors who are specifically trained to perform surgery on kids.

When your child requires surgery, you want to be certain that you are receiving the most advanced care possible from the most experienced medical team. The Pediatric Surgery team at Cook Children's specializes in many surgical conditions, from simple to the most complex, and many of these procedures are performed using minimally invasive techniques.

Urology/Genitourinary

Urologists with family

Cook Children's has opened the doors to a state-of-the-art pediatric urology center dedicated to treating kids with many different genitourinary conditions.

As part of our new Pediatric Urology department, the Genitourinary Research, Education and Treatment (GREAT) Kids program is led by a team of world-renowned medical professionals with expertise in both common and rare genitourinary diseases and conditions to the children of North Texas and beyond.

Regional Liaison Contact

Nate Stark, LVN
Cook Children's physician liaison for the Tyler area, Nate Stark, is available as your comprehensive resource for Cook Children's services. He can assist provider offices with referrals, information on services and specialties, complaint resolution, and CME education.

Call 682-885-1318
Email Nate Stark

Telemedicine Services

With Cook Children's Telehealth and Virtual Medicine program, your patient families can virtually connect to Cook Children's specialists in real-time, without the time and expense of having to travel to Fort Worth. The clinic is staffed with specialized diagnostic equipment that allows our physicians to virtually examine the patient. They can review recent lab work, tests and scans with patient families, just as if they were in the office. Additionally, we also offer telehealth services with dietitians, social workers, psychologists or counselors for patient education, dietary consultations and more.

Telehealth and Virtual Medicine program

Referral Information

Access referral forms for each of our pediatric specialties, or call 903-526-0450 to request assistance. Our specialists work closely with referring physicians to assure that each patient gets the very best care available based on their needs.

Important Phone Numbers for Referring Physicians

Emergency Referral/Admission

For emergency referrals, call 1-800-KID-HURT (1-800-543-4878)

Please have the following patient information ready:

  • Patient's name and date of birth
  • Reason for admission
  • Admission type, such as observation or inpatient
  • Special needs of patient, such as isolation or equipment
  • Patient's medical history

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Referral/Admittance

Refer to our Level IV all-single room neonatal ICU which provides heart rate observation (HeRO) technology, ECMO and hypothermia therapies, as well as integrated cardiac monitoring, infant stroke, preemie care, and other critical neonatal medical conditions.

To refer to Cook Children's NICU, please contact Teddy Bear Transport:

International Referrals

Our highly skilled physicians cover more than 30 specialties and subspecialties which allows your patients to receive outstanding care, all in one place. Our International Patient Services team will review each case and recommend the best treatment plan for a child visiting Cook Children's.

If you'd like to refer an international patient, need assistance or have questions, our staff is here to help at +1-682-885-INTL (+1-682-885-4685).

Quick Reference Guide and Specialty Contacts

For a listing of referral contacts by department you can view, download and/or print our quick reference contact guide by clicking here.

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