Our division addresses both the preventive and acute care needs of our growing patient population. We manage over 100,000 patient visits annually.
In addition to serving our primary care patients, we co-manage the newborn nursery at Mott Children’s Hospital with our hospitalist colleagues. Our clinics are all NCQA certified medical homes. We are actively engaged in patient safety and quality improvement projects. Our clinic website offers current, evidence-based advice and references for families in our practices. Our clinic system serves as the primary continuity clinic sites for the general pediatrics training program at Mott Children’s Hospital and also as the outpatient pediatric clerkship sites for University of Michigan medical students.
Special services that our primary care sites offer include:
- Social Work
- Registered Dieticians
- Laboratory and Radiology
- Lactation champion program – pediatricians with extra training to help breastfeeding moms and infants
- Integrated behavioral health – pediatric psychologists embedded in the primary care setting serving patients in their medical home and also offering training to post-doc Ph.Ds in psychology
- Pediatric psychiatry consultation services
- Sports medicine – management of sports injuries, concussions, and rehabilitation by a board certified pediatric sports medicine specialist
We take very seriously our role in training the next generation of pediatricians. Under the leadership of Jessica Fealy and Lauren Helms, our Associate Directors for Education, we strive to develop innovative and exciting methods of clinical instruction and evaluation. We aim to ensure that medical students and residents in our program receive the tools and information they will need to succeed in the new health care marketplace. Our faculty educators have a dynamic, case-based curriculum for our continuity clinics, as well as comprehensive training in community-based healthcare delivery, global health, and health policy. More information on our pediatric residency program is available for prospective applicants.
The Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR) of the University of Michigan is a multidisciplinary health services research unit, based in the Division of General Pediatrics that brings together faculty from multiple pediatric subspecialty disciplines, other departments from the school ofmedicine and multiple schools and institutes across the University of Michigan. Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the CHEAR Unit addresses high-impact research questions in child health.
The mission of the CHEAR Center is to conduct high quality, rigorous, timely health services research with the potential for real impact on children’s health. Primary research areas include: health services research; child and family health policy; public opinion and health communication; health outcomes and quality of care; comparative effectiveness and economic evaluation; and program evaluation.
The CHEAR Center conducts projects which involve both primary data collection and secondary data analysis, and utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods where appropriate. A full-time research staff includes data programmer/analysts, master’s-level research associates, research assistants and support personnel.
For more information regarding research in General Pediatrics and the CHEAR Center, please contact Lisa Prosser, PhD, Associate Director for Research.
Our faculty are invested in the ongoing growth and success of the department of pediatrics, the health system and the communities in which they practice. They are leaders on many committees including: UM Immunization Committee, Medical Home Committee, Population Health Committee, Adolescent Health Initiative, Newborn Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, School Based Health Program and Controlled Substance Committee.
Additionally, they volunteer to precept popular learning experiences including global health (Nicaragua, Honduras, Ethiopia), migrant farmworker health outreach, hemophilia camp, and advocacy trips to the state legislature in Lansing.
The Division of General Pediatrics strives to be a national leader in all three areas of our mission. We invite you to learn more about our clinical and educational programs and the impact they have on children.
Contact Phone Numbers
General Information: 734-936-8832
Division of General Pediatrics
300 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456