Choosing Cook Children's Nephrology Team
Every day, we care for the unique needs of babies, children and teens with kidney disease, also called renal disease. At Cook Children's, you can expect exceptional care for your child and your family.
Your child's care team
Along with doctors and nurses, specialized caregivers are here to help support your child and your family throughout your child's care. These team members include:
Child Life specialists: Our Child Life specialists talk with your child about what to expect during testing and treatment. They use models and diagrams to explain care in terms your child can understand. They also offer distractions, such as games or toys, during
Clinical therapists: We understand that treatment for kidney diseases can interfere with your child's daily routine. And we know that visits to the doctor's office can cause anxiety. Our clinical therapists are here to help. They provide mental health support for your family throughout treatment. And don't be surprised to see a furry friend. Our pet therapy dogs frequently visit our program.
Dietitians: Many children with kidney disease need to follow a special diet. Our dietitians can help create a meal plan that fits your child's needs. And they can recommend vitamin and nutrition supplements to support your child's healthy growth.
Pharmacists: Our pharmacists review your child's current medications and explain any new medications that are needed. Throughout treatment, they help you understand any changes in your child's medications. They can also help set up a daily medication schedule.
Social workers: Our social workers ensure you have the resources you need while your child receives care at Cook Children's. They also help you find accommodations if you are traveling to Fort Worth for care.
We're here to help
If you have questions or you'd like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our team, call our offices at 682-885-4560.