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SPOTLIGHT:

Dr. Carissa
Baker-Smith

Dr. Sunjay
Kaushal

Dr. Ryan
Miller

Dr. Teresa
York

ER," says Ben's mother,

type 1 diabetes has been

CARING FOR
THE SMALLEST
OF PATIENTS

Katie Roelofs. "The staff

a major lifestyle adjustment.

At University of Maryland Pediatrics at Midtown, our

are always competent and

For example, heat and

physicians know keeping your kids healthy is a top

prompt. After diagnosing

anxiety can affect blood

priority. From attending school every day to Little

Ben with type 1 diabetes,

sugar, so figuring out how

League games and everything in between, maintain-

they admitted him imme-

much insulin he needs is

ing good health means kids can stay active.

diately, and Dr. Miller came

not always a simple cal-

down from UMMC Midtown

culation. He has quarterly

seeing us when your child is not feeling well are so

Campus to meet with us in

appointments at UMMC

important for children at every stage of develop-

our hospital room."

Midtown Campus and

ment," says Adam Spanier, MD, associate professor

wears an insulin pod.

of pediatrics at the University of Maryland School

"We came to University

family learned how to care for

of Maryland because

him at home, administering

we've always had a great

insulin and monitoring his diet.
For Ben and his family,

experience in their pediatric

Ryan Miller, MD, assistant

"It's difficult for a 7-year-

professor of pediatrics at

"Yearly wellness checkups, school physicals and

of Medicine and medical director at UM Pediatrics

UMSOM and a pediatric

old boy to go through this.

at Midtown. "We [pediatricians] are your partners in

endocrinologist at UMCH,

But he's doing great and

helping your child grow into a healthy adult."

educated the family about

taking everything in stride,"

Ben's treatment plan. They

his mother says.
Now that Ben's type 1

also met with a diabetes

UM Pediatrics at Midtown is staffed by a team of
board-certified pediatricians who provide comprehensive primary care to children from birth to age 21.

educator and a nutritionist.

diabetes is under control,

Services include annual checkups, developmental

Because Ben's pancreas does

he can focus on doing the

screenings, immunizations, management of chronic

not produce enough insulin

things he loves: science

conditions and an adolescent clinic for patients ages

to regulate his blood sugar,

experiments. Ben wants to fol-

13 and older. UM Pediatrics at Midtown has a unique

his family would have to do

low in his father's and grand-

connection with the University of Maryland School

the work of his pancreas.

father's footsteps and become

of Medicine and University of Maryland Children's

a scientist when he grows up.

Hospital that ensures the community receives the

During Ben's three-day

"I'm going to cure diabe-

hospital stay, the diabetes
team made sure that the

LEARN MORE
Visit umm.edu/midtown/healthy to meet
other kids like Ben, Amari and Gabbi through
online stories and videos.

12

highest level of care.

tes!" Ben says. 

 MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Keep your kids healthy. To make an
appointment at UM Pediatrics at Midtown,
call 410-225-8780.


http://www.umm.edu/midtown/healthy

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