Pediatric Infectious Diseases
We perform inpatient consultations in all areas of Baystate Children's Hospital and offer follow up care when necessary in the Baystate Children's Specialty Center at 50 Wason Avenue. Our patients and families have access to all the facilities and programs of Baystate Children's Hospital. Our physicians are all board certified in pediatric Infectious Diseases and are faculty members of Tufts University School of Medicine Western Campus.
We are the primary infectious disease referral center for western Massachusetts, providing evaluation and treatment for children and adolescents. We provide consultations for patients with a referral from their primary care physician or pediatrician for evaluation of simple to complex infectious diseases including:
- HIV/AIDS and other immunodeficiency syndromes
- Recurrent skin infections
- Bone infections (osteomyelitis)
- Lyme disease and other tick borne infections
- Difficult-to-treat infections
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
- Travel and international adoption related illnesses
- Periodic fever syndromes
- Herpes virus infections
We provide 24/7 on call coverage for provider to provider assistance, and we see these children in the hospital during hospitalization or as an outpatient consultation.
Patients must be referred by their primary care physician. Appointments can be made by calling us at 413-794-KIDS(5437).