Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation Team

The CARE (Child Abuse Resource and Evaluation) Team primarily provides medical forensic services to children with concerns for physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. The team consists of two board-certified child abuse pediatricians, forensic nurse examiners, social workers and support staff with involvement from hospital administration.

The team works closely with numerous medical subspecialists while providing the following services to children and their families being evaluated and treated by the CARE Team, Emergency Department and Trauma Services:

Ophthalmology

Services

A full range of diagnostic and treatment services are available for evaluation of pediatric ophthalmologic problems and strabismus. Special services include surgical procedures to correct diseases of the vitreous and retina.

Urology

Driscoll Children's Surgical Services provides the highest quality care to infants, children and adolescents who are born with, or who develop, abnormalities of the urinary or genital systems. Our goal is to provide quality therapy using the least invasive approach possible. These laparoscopic and endoscopic techniques have several advantages over traditional "open" operations: they can minimize your child's post-operative pain, shorten his/her hospital stay and allow your child to return to school and to full activity much sooner.

Radiology

All About Children

Unlike other facilities in South Texas, our Radiology Department's physicians and staff focus on children's imaging 100 percent of the time using X-Rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and other methods. Our pediatric radiologists diagnose many illnesses that do not occur in adults and are specific to children.

Pulmonology

Respiratory illnesses can include a variety of problems, including common colds, chronic cough, respiratory infections (such as RSV or the flu) and pneumonia. Some children may also have chronic illnesses that affect the breathing system, including asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF).

Conditions Treated

Complete diagnostic, therapeutic and consultative services for infants, children and adolescents with chronic respiratory disorders such as: