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Clinical Care

The Division of Developmental Medicine conducts approximately 10,000 outpatient visits per year.  The division also has a robust complex care inpatient service housed within Riley Hospital. IU School of Medicine’s partnership with IU Health creates extensive clinical opportunities for faculty and learners of all stages. Faculty clinicians are employed by both IU School of Medicine and IU Health Physicians practice group. This employment partnership encourages faculty to focus on both clinical care and education of learners, including medical students, residents and fellows.

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To schedule an appointment with an IU School of Medicine pediatrician, contact IU Health at 888-484-3258 or online using the Find a Doctor portal.

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Inpatient Services

Faculty from the Division of Developmental Medicine provide comprehensive and coordinated care—otherwise known as complex care inpatient—for children with complex medical needs or existing chronic conditions who require a hospital stay for an unrelated procedure or ailment.

Outpatient Services

Developmental medicine clinicians offer multiple types of appointments, sometimes having patients see an individual clinician or multiple providers in one appointment. Outpatient services include programs such as:

  • Medical evaluations
  • Psychology consultations
  • Psychology testing (autism, cognitive, etc.)
  • Feeding Team Program
  • Down Syndrome Program
  • Cerebral Palsy Program
  • Spina Bifida Program   
  • First Steps evaluations
  • LEND Program interdisciplinary full-day evaluations
  • Early evaluation autism assessments
  • International adoption
  • Genetic counseling
  • Psychology counseling, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and ADAPT Therapy

For further information or to schedule a clinic appointment, visit the IU Health Riley Developmental Medicine website or call the main office at 317-944-4846.

Clinical Facilities

The Division of Developmental Medicine provides clinical services in a variety of center- and community-based settings to support the independence, productivity and integration into the community of all citizens across the lifespan with developmental and related disabilities.

Our primary clinical sites are:

Pediatric Care Center
1002 Wishard Blvd., Suite 2120
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Riley Hospital
705 Riley Hospital Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Outreach sites include:

Meridian Crossing
11590 N. Meridian Street, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032

South Bend
211 N. Eddy Street
South Bend, IN 46617

4935 W. Arlington Rd. Suite A
Bloomington, IN 47404

Optimized Clinical Care

Optimized Clinical Training

Both inpatient and outpatient rotations are thoughtfully designed to optimize the learner experience. While on the inpatient service, learners participate as part of an interdisciplinary team; they attend morning and afternoon rounds, research patient conditions, communicate with families and attend regularly scheduled didactics. In the outpatient setting, learners are exposed to a variety of diagnoses and have the opportunity to participate in the care of medically complex patients. Learners may be asked to obtain a family history, complete a physical exam, determine differential diagnoses and develop a plan of care under the direction of an assigned faculty member.

Diversified Clinical Exposure

An interdisciplinary team approach brings together pediatric specialists who work closely with family, primary care providers and community health resources to ensure children receive the care and services they need to thrive and reach their full potential. Clinicians provide newborn follow-up for babies who spent time in a newborn intensive care unit and for children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome, among others.

Outpatient services include the following clinics and programs: Developmental, Behavioral, Down Syndrome, Feeding Team, Newborn Follow-Up/Infant Growth and Development, International Adoption, Cerebral Palsy, and Spina Bifida.

Patients are seen at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Riley Children’s Specialists offices in Indianapolis, Riley Children’s Specialists offices in Bloomington, IN and at Beacon Health Systems in South Bend, IN.

Early Evaluation Hubs for Pediatric Neurodevelopment

The Neurodevelopmental Behavioral System of Care helps train pediatricians and primary care physicians throughout Indiana to recognize the signs of autism and other developmental delays in children. With a confirmed diagnosis, families can more easily access early intervention programs.

Early Evaluation Hubs