New Pediatric Multi-Specialty Office Opens in East Louisville

New Pediatric Multi-Specialty Office Opens in East Louisville

University of Louisville Physicians-Pediatrics has opened a pediatric multi-specialty office in Brownsboro Crossing shopping center, in Norton Medical Plaza II, across from Kosair Children’s Medical Center-Brownsboro.

The office, which was partially funded with a $325,000 WHAS Crusade for Children grant to the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics, will house eight UofL Physician’s pediatric subspecialty practices: Acupuncture, Endocrinology, Children's Metabolic Bone Center, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.

“We opened this office to extend our reach down the I-71 corridor, making critical pediatric specialty care more easily available to children and families from Oldham, Shelby and Carroll Counties,” said Gerard Rabalais, M.D., chairman, University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics.

The 7,500-square-foot office has 17 exam rooms, two intake rooms, a lab, a procedure room and a large waiting room with a quiet area for anxious children. There is an administrative area, as well as space where providers can access electronic medical records and teach UofL medical students and residents.

The exam rooms are intentionally larger than typical exam rooms to accommodate families who often accompany children on pediatric visits.  Two exam rooms are outfitted for exclusive use by pediatric acupuncture specialists and three rooms are dedicated to pediatric ophthalmology.

“As we developed this new office space we were able to consider the unique needs of children, especially those whose condition requires them to see multiple specialists, like a child with diabetes who needs ongoing ophthalmology care,” Rabalais said. “We are grateful to the WHAS Crusade for Children for helping us create this special place for children.”

University of Louisville Physiciansis the largest, multi-specialty physician practice in the Louisville region, with more than 78 sub specialties, 1,200 dedicated staff professionals and more than 500 primary care and specialty physicians. The group’s physicians also are professors and researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, teaching tomorrow’s physicians and leading research in the most innovative medical advancements.