Pediatric Specialty Clinics

When a child needs specialty care, the Pediatric Specialty Clinics offered at CMC can save a patient and family the time and high cost that comes with traveling out of state.  CMC continues to offer multidisciplinary pediatric specialty services at our Pediatric Specialty Clinic, through partnerships with local & contracted providers, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services Children with Special Health Services Program.  For a complete list of our pediatric units, please click here.  Below is a list of some of our pediatric units and the services they offer:

Cystic Fibrosis:
This clinic offers the expertise of a clinic team to address the chronic and acute concerns of the child or adult patient with cystic fibrosis. The team includes a pediatric pulmonologist, a respiratory therapist, a nutritionist, a social worker and a nurse.

An extensive team, which includes a plastic surgeon, orthodontist, dentist, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) provider, audiologist, nutritionist, nurse, speech therapist, psychologist and geneticist, collaborate together to provide a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic review for a child with cleft or craniofacial conditions such as cleft lip/palate or Pierre Robin.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics:
At Community Medical Center, we understand that every child deserves individualized, focused care to treat his or her behavioral and/or developmental issues. It starts with diagnosing the problem, and our multidisciplinary team is experienced at assessing children for a full range of behavioral and developmental disorders. That includes learning difficulties, speech and language concerns, Autism spectrum disorder, delays in physical development and other issues that can interfere with how the child interprets and responds to the world.

Psychological testing can give clues to a child’s behavioral problems. But to get a more complete picture we also consider each child’s medical and social history, along with careful observation of his or her behavior. Your child will be assessed by our team of experts, including:

  • A developmental behavioral pediatrician
  • A psychologist
  • An occupational therapist
  • A physical therapist
  • A speech therapist
  • A dietician
  • A social worker

When these professionals arrive at a diagnosis, the next step is to formulate recommendations for treatment. That can include counseling, home and community based services, medications, behavioral tools to utilize in the school setting, or further testing. Throughout your child’s assessment, our team will be there to explain the process, answer questions and support your efforts to help your child.

A pediatric endocrinologist offers evaluations as well as treatment recommendations for a variety of known or suspected endocrine conditions, such as growth and puberty disorders, thyroid conditions, and juvenile diabetes. Nursing, diabetic educators and nutrition consultants are also available for these clinic patients.

Gastroenterology is the diagnosis and treatment of problems in the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. The team at CMC consists of a pediatric gastroenterologist, a nurse, & nutrition consultation as needed.  For more information: Click Here.

The Genetic Clinic provides a comprehensive genetic evaluation and recommendations to patients of any age with a suspected or known genetic disorder, to patients with concerns about prenatal exposures or problems, and to those who suspect they may be predisposed to cancer. Providers include medical geneticists, genetic counselors, & nurses.

A medical team including a physician, pediatric nurse practitioner, physical therapist and a social worker see kids with bleeding disorders

Metabolic Disease:
This team clinic may provide an initial diagnosis and offers periodic evaluations to manage the very specific nutritional, developmental and other concerns associated with metabolic disorders, such as PKU.  Working with the family is a metabolic specialist, a dietician, nursing, social services & a psychologist. 

Muscular Dystrophy:
This clinic provides clinical support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association as it holds quarterly clinics for children and adults with muscular dystrophy. This clinic offers medical evaluations by a neurologist and a physiatrist. Physical and occupational therapy evaluations are available as needed.

A pediatric nephrologist and nurse specialist evaluate patients with kidney disease such as kidney stones, kidney failure, post-transplant patients, high blood pressure related to kidney disease and blood or protein in urine.  For more information: Click Here.

A pediatric neurologist works with a team including a nurse and therapists to evaluate and treat disorders of the nervous system including seizures, headaches, tics, neuromuscular weakness and developmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy.   Diagnostic studies such as EEG's and MRI's can also be scheduled.   For more information: Click Here.

Pediatric orthopedics is concerned with evaluating & treating children with musculoskeletal conditions (muscle & bone).  Because children are still growing, our pediatric orthopedic surgeon along with a team including a physician assistant and nurse provides specialized care for children with abnormalities, illnesses or injuries related to their muscles & bones.

A pediatric pulmonologist holds bi-weekly clinics to evaluate and monitor children with chronic pulmonary conditions, including asthma, respiratory infections, congenital respiratory conditions and other lung problems.  In addition to the specialized medical care, our pediatric patients will benefit from expert nurses with asthma education training.

Rehabilitation Medicine: Coming Soon
Expert doctors called “physiatrists” teamed with nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language pathology, psychology, nutrition, & social work will be available to help children & their families achieve the maximum level of function after injury or illness such as a traumatic brain injury or Guillian Barre.

Children with inflammatory symptoms or diseases including joint pain, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA; formerly referred to as JRA), connective tissue disorders and immunologic disease are diagnosed and treated at this clinic by a team including a pediatric rheumatologist and specially trained nurse.  Ongoing management including infusions and joint injections are coordinated through this clinic. For more information: Click Here

Recognizing that children are not just “little adults”, pediatric surgeons are physician experts in providing surgical care for your child.  Our pediatric surgeon along with an experienced, specially trained nurse provides pre-surgical & post-surgical evaluation and care for infants, children & adolescents in this clinic. For more information: Click Here.

A pediatric urologist with the help of a pediatric nurse provides diagnosis & treatment of problems concerning the urinary tract and bladder.  This includes problems with incontinence (bedwetting & daytime accidents), urinary tract infections (UTIs) and surgical management such as a hypospadia repair.  For more information: Click Here.
We also have telehealth medicine capabilities to be able to facilitate consultations & visits with providers not located in Missoula. 

For more information, contact us at:
2835 Fort Missoula Rd # 301
Missoula, MT. 59804
Phone: 406-327-4279
Fax: 406-327-5199