Many of our providers have additional training or interests in pediatric specialty areas. If you have concerns about your child in any of these areas, these providers have the experience to help you. Below are brief biographies of these providers and their areas of expertise. Click to learn more.
Pediatric medicine is not just for babies! We care for patients throughout their college years, or through age 23. We have an active Adolescent Medicine Committee which helps our providers keep up-to-date with issues involved with adolescent medicine, including pubertal development, acne, gynecology, depression, and adjustment concerns.
|Allergies and Asthma and Tobacco
As part of their pediatric training, all of our providers have extensive training and expertise in managing childhood asthma and allergies. These conditions may be evident in your child every day, when he has an illness or on a seasonal basis. Some of the things to watch for are teary, watery or swollen eyes, runny nose, cough, skin rashes or difficult or labored breathing. Food allergies can cause heartburn, upset stomach, diarrhea or indigestion. Partners in Pediatrics also has a program to help smokers become non-smokers.
Raising children to be happy, healthy adults who reach their full potential is the goal of everyone involved in a child's development, including parents, teachers, and health care providers. Sometimes children have conditions that pose some additional challenges to achieving this goal. Conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, adolescent adjustment disorders and oppositional characteristics are among the conditions that may need special guidance or medication to help a child succeed.
Partners in Pediatrics supports a woman's choice on how to feed her baby (breast or bottle), but strongly encourages women to consider breastfeeding. The benefits of breastfeeding are researched-based and well documented, both for the baby and the mother
Nutrition is important, we work with children and teens on a variety of nutritional concerns including cardiac health, allergies and obesity. Partners in Pediatrics offers services of two registered dietitians to help families with this often challenging area.
Dr. Nichols is one of the fewer than 60 physicians in the U.S. certified in both pediatrics and sports medicine. He is on the staff of the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center and serves as a team physician for several area high school football and soccer teams.
To better meet the needs of our patients, a licensed mental health care professional is located at the Partners in Pediatrics Clinic in Maple Grove one-half day per week to provide quick, easy, and affordable access to mental health services. These 30-minute appointments address emotional concerns, behavioral problems, and social issues. We also offer some limited therapy appointments at PIP's Brooklyn Park and Rogers offices.