Pediatric Specialty Services

St. Joseph’s/Candler in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University now offer several pediatric service lines in Savannah to better serve our younger patients. The pediatric multi-specialties currently offered are:

  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

Children’s Hospital of Georgia is dedicated exclusively to children. Its mission is to provide innovative, family-centered care to patients, and it’s bringing that mission to the St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah location. The dedicated physicians and staff are known to promote prevention, provide comprehensive pediatric routine-to-complex care and offer breakthrough treatments for children that are unmatched in the area.

Children’s Hospital of Georgia has received numerous international excellence awards, and its specialists have been recognized by organizations such as Best Doctors and America’s Top Doctors. It opened in 1998 and takes care of an average 90,000 children a year in its clinics.

A physician’s referral is required to be seen by a pediatric specialist. Talk to your pediatrician or family physician if you think your child needs to see one of our pediatric specialists.

Our Services

St. Joseph’s/Candler is excited to partner with Children’s Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University Health, which has a strong history of providing expert care for children of all ages. The Hospital’s focus is keeping children healthy, and at St. Joseph’s/Candler, we couldn’t agree more.

We offer three specialty lines.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Children’s Hospital of Georgia employees top-rated, board-certified pediatric endocrinologists who provide cutting-edge care for children. They help treat:

  • Short stature and growth problems
  • Under and over-active thyroid
  • Advanced or delayed puberty
  • Juvenile diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

Christopher Houk, MD, is the chief pediatric endocrinologist.

Pediatric Nephrology

The Pediatric Nephrology Department at Children’s Hospital of Georgia offers comprehensive care for all kind of acute and chronic kidney disorders in children from newborns to age 21. The program also helps patients manage end-stage renal failure and delivers dialysis and both before and after kidney transplant services in an environment designed just for kids within the Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program.

Luis Ortiz, MD, is the chief pediatric nephrologist.

Pediatric Pulmonology

Children’s Hospital of Georgia in Augusta offers the region’s only pediatric pulmonary specialists and sleep medicine specialists. They can diagnose and treat a full range of pulmonary disorders and sleep problems in children from newborns to 21.

The program is one of only two Cystic Fibrosis Centers in Georgia accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and includes a specialty clinic that partners pediatric pulmonology and pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) to serve children with complex sleep disorders.

Gary Montgomery, MD, leads pediatric pulmonology.

Our Location

Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s Savannah location is in the Professional Office Building (POB) on the Candler Hospital Campus, 5354 Reynolds Street, Suite 212, Savannah, Ga. 31405. The POB is the building facing DeRenne.

Phone: 912-819-6335
Fax: 912-819-8671

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Patients will be contacted with an appointment date and time within two business days of receiving a referral. You can directly reach our office at 912-819-6335.

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