Jenny Carr, MSN, CCRN, NNP-BC
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
- Master of Science in Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Prematurity and other medical conditions put babies at risk for developmental delays. Although most infants develop normally, a few develop problems that should be identified early. Prompt detection and early intervention help a child reach their full potential for growth and development.
The High Risk Follow-Up Program is a service offered by Driscoll Children’s Hospital to families of children cared for in a Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit who meet the eligibility criteria. The High Risk Program provides developmental evaluation which identifies signs that may suggest a need for early intervention.
We will follow your child in the High Risk Follow-Up Program until 3 years of age.
Visits may last up to 2 hours, depending on the age of the child.
Following each visit, we will provide feedback about how your child is developing and suggestions to help your child reach his/her fullest potential. We will also send a letter to your pediatrician with our recommendations. This program is designed for developmental assessment and is not intended to take the place of your child’s pediatrician.
Once we receive a referral from your child’s doctor, we will contact you to obtain necessary documentation and insurance information. On the day of your appointment, please remember to bring an insurance card, photo ID and a list of your child’s current medications.