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ER Services

Compassionate Pediatric Emergency Care

At SwiftStar we provide attentive and compassionate emergency care for infants, children, and adolescents. Our facility is open 24/7, staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and caring staff trained in pediatric emergencies. Equipped with child-friendly labs and imaging services, we aim to create a comforting environment for our young patients and their families. 

Understanding Pediatric Emergency Care

Medical Attention for Children

Pediatric emergency care at SwiftStar focuses on the unique medical, emotional, and developmental needs of children. Our team is skilled at treating a wide range of conditions with the urgency and care that pediatric patients require.

Conditions We Commonly Treat

Our pediatric emergency services include but are not limited to:

Our Commitment to Pediatric Care

SwiftStar’s pediatric emergency department is designed with children in mind, from our waiting rooms to our treatment areas. Our goal is to minimize stress and anxiety, creating a more positive healthcare experience.

Preparing for a Pediatric Emergency

We encourage parents to be prepared for unexpected health emergencies by:

  • Having a basic understanding of common pediatric emergencies

  • Knowing the location of the nearest pediatric emergency facility

  • Keeping a list of important medical information and emergency contact numbers for their child

Why Choose SwiftStar for Your Child's Emergency Care

Expert Pediatric Care: Our emergency physicians and staff have specialized training in pediatric care.

Child-Friendly Environment: We strive to make our facility a welcoming place for children to receive care, reducing anxiety and discomfort.

Comprehensive Services: With on-site lab and imaging facilities, we offer comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services.

  • What are the common causes of abdominal pain?
    Abdominal pain can arise from various factors, including indigestion, gas, infections like gastroenteritis or urinary tract infections (UTIs), and conditions such as appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or gallstones. Additionally, menstrual cramps, injury or trauma to the abdominal area, kidney stones, and even serious conditions like abdominal aortic aneurysm or cancer can also lead to abdominal discomfort.
  • How can I differentiate between abdominal pain and symptoms of a heart attack?
    Abdominal pain typically manifests as discomfort or distress in the region between the chest and pelvis, often accompanied by symptoms such as cramping, bloating, or sharp pain. On the other hand, a heart attack usually presents as chest pain or discomfort, which may radiate to the arms, neck, jaw, or back, along with symptoms like shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, and a feeling of impending doom. While abdominal pain may sometimes resemble indigestion, especially in women, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention if there’s suspicion of a heart attack, as symptoms can vary.
  • What diagnostic procedures are performed for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    At SwiftStar Emergency, the diagnostic process for abdominal pain begins with a thorough assessment of symptoms and a detailed physical examination, including gentle palpation to pinpoint the source of discomfort. Additional evaluations such as blood tests, urinalysis, ultrasound, and potentially a CT scan may be ordered based on the initial assessment. These diagnostic tools help our team swiftly identify the underlying cause of abdominal pain and tailor treatment accordingly.
  • What treatment options are available for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency?
    Treatment for abdominal pain at SwiftStar Emergency may include medications to alleviate pain and inflammation, manage infections, regulate bowel movements, or control stomach acid production. In cases where a serious underlying issue such as appendicitis or a hernia is identified, surgical intervention may be necessary. Our skilled team of board-certified physicians and experienced staff are dedicated to providing prompt and appropriate care for acute or chronic abdominal pain across all age groups.
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