Specialized Pediatrics

Our pediatricians have special training and experience in providing high-quality care designed to ensure the growth and development of your children. We also provide you with tips and resources to guide you as your child grows. Each member of our pediatrics team shares a passion for delivering high-quality care for your children.

What is a pediatrician?

A pediatrician is trained to diagnose and treat childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases. We manage the physical, mental and behavioural health of children. A pediatrician will:

  • Diagnose and treat illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems.
  • Supply information regarding a child’s health, nutrition, and fitness needs.
  • Provide referrals to specialists, if required.

When preparing for an appointment with a pediatrician, be sure to have your health insurance information available. Also, bring a list of any medications your child is taking, as well as any questions you may have. Our patient-centered approach means that we take the time to listen and address your concerns.


Our ability to move about freely without pain is important to so many aspects of our daily lives.

Our caring medical professionals will carefully assess your condition, and may recommend a treatment plan that includes cortisone injections designed to alleviate pain, so you can go on living your life. Our clinic treats conditions including:

  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Herniated disc
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Joint and hip pain
  • Paget’s Disease

When preparing for your consultation, be sure to have your provincial health insurance card available. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking and any concerns you may have. Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to listen, answer your questions, and respond to your personal healthcare needs.


Our respirology specialists have specialized medical training and expertise in treating conditions of the lungs, chest, and airways.

Our ability to breathe easily is vital to many of our body’s functions.
We assist you in the diagnosis and management of respiratory issues. Symptoms of respiratory problems include coughing, shortness of breath, unusual phlegm, recurrent pneumonia, wheezy breath, and sleep problems. Our clinic treats conditions including:

  • Chronic cough
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Inflammatory Lung Disease
  • Lung infection
  • Lung nodules
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Shortness of breath assessment
  • Pleural diseases
  • Smoking cessation.

When preparing for a respirology consultation, be sure to bring your provincial health insurance card. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking and any concerns you may have. Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to listen and address your concerns.

Internal Medicine

We care for patients with a wide variety of health issues, and counsel patients on how to achieve overall wellness.

Advanced education and training are required to become an internist. At ELNA, emphasis is placed on combining the latest in medical science with the ultimate in personalized care. Our internists are experts in the overall functioning of the adult body, and recognize that certain conditions can adversely affect several bodily systems. They look at the human body as a unified system, in order to draw connections between symptoms and potential causes. Conditions addressed by internal medicine include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Overall fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Neuropathy
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Arteriosclerosis.

When preparing for an internal medicine appointment, check with your private insurance to see if the consultation is covered. Also, be sure to bring your health insurance card, a list of your symptoms and any medications you are taking, as well as any questions you may have.


Our gastroenterology specialists have special medical training to deal with conditions of the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, bile duct, small and large intestines, colon, and rectum. Our mission is to help you digest and absorb food more efficiently, so your body can get the nutrition it needs, and rid itself of potentially harmful waste.

Our gastroenterology specialists provide consultations for health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), colitis, celiac disease, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), colon cancer, pancreatitis, hepatitis and other liver diseases. Your family medicine physician may refer you to the gastroenterology clinic for any of the following:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Consistent heartburn
  • Endoscopy
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Acid reflux
  • Jaundice
  • Polyps
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Excessive belching
  • Unexplained changes in weight.

To prepare for a gastroenterology consultation, be sure to have your RAMQ insurance information available. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking, as well as any concerns you may have. Our patient-centered approach to care means we take the time to listen, answer your questions, and respond to your personal healthcare needs.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Important endocrine glands include the pituitary gland (the gland at the base of the brain), the pancreas (which secretes insulin), the testes, the ovaries, and the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys).

Your child’s doctor may recommend a consultation with a pediatric endocrinologist for any of the following conditions:

  • Growth problems (short stature, tall stature)
  • Late or early puberty
  • Endocrine gland damage
  • Suspected or proven syndromes, such as Turner’s syndrome Klinefelter’s syndrome, Prader-Willi, etc.

Hormonal problems affecting growth or sexual development can have significant effects on your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our certified pediatric endocrinologists have many years of experience caring for children and teens, and leverage the very latest technology to provide care that is tailored to their needs.

Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services under one roof. This enables your children to get the best possible care.

Whether your child has problems related to growth, puberty, diabetes, or other hormonal or gland disorders, we’re here to help.

What happens during a pediatric endocrinology consultation?

First consultation
During the first consultation, your doctor will ask you questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform a complete examination. A diagnosis may be made right away, or your doctor may refer your child for further testing. A follow-up visit may also be required.

Follow-up appointments

Your endocrinologist assesses your child’s progress and adjusts treatments as required. They may also prescribe blood tests or further testing. Please feel free to share your concerns and ask any questions you may have.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Some childhood infectious diseases are highly contagious.

Although good hygiene practices can help prevent illness and infection, children are often at greater risk of contracting certain ailments because their immune system is still developing.

Whether it’s for seasonal viruses, skin infections, diarrhea, congenital infections, chronic infections, immune deficiency, or autoimmune diseases, you can count on us to provide your child with the care they need in a friendly environment designed with their comfort in mind. Our professionals are specially trained to assess, diagnose and treat children of all ages. Our dedicated team of experts collaborate with other specialists in our large network to provide the best possible care for your children.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of childhood infectious diseases:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Erythema infectiosum (also known as fifth disease)
  • Influenza
  • Infectious conjunctivitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Otitis
  • Pertussis
  • Measles
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Scarlet fever

What happens during a consultation with an infectious disease specialist?

During your consultation, your child’s doctor will ask you about their symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical examination. They may prescribe additional tests or, if necessary, refer your child to another pediatric health specialist.

Your doctor will also discuss your child’s treatment and follow-up plan with you.

Adolescent Medicine

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive expertise working with teenagers and is here to help address their unique challenges. No matter the issue, your teens are in good hands.

Consultations are conducted in a caring and confidential manner.

We offer assessment, diagnosis, and management of various issues including:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Delayed or premature puberty
  • Pre or post-pubertal gynecological problems (labial adhesions, anatomical problems, etc.)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Eating disorders.

Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services tailored for your children’s needs, all under one roof. This enables them to get all the care they need, when they need it.

What happens during a consultation?

During the first visit, our professionals will ask your teens questions and perform a complete examination. If necessary, we may prescribe further testing or refer your teen to another specialist.

Pediatric Allergy

At our pediatric allergy clinic, we offer diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of food, environmental, animal, and drug allergies. We work with you to help you manage your child’s allergies at home and school in the best way possible.

Children can develop allergies at any age. The sooner these allergies are identified, the sooner they can be treated, minimizing symptoms and improving their overall quality of life.

Allergy symptoms can include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sneezing, runny nose, or congestion
  • Itchy eyes
  • Stomach aches, etc.

Don’t wait. Book an appointment with one of our certified allergists to have your child examined today.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric allergist?

First consultation
At your child’s first appointment, the allergist will conduct a physical examination, including a painless skin test, and ask questions in order to gain a comprehensive understanding of their health history and allergic reactions. Your child may also be referred for a blood test.

Follow-up visits
During your follow-up visit, your allergist will discuss the results of the allergy tests with you and develop a treatment plan tailored for your child. They may also recommend any of the following:

  • Medication to treat symptoms
  • Changes to your home or your child’s diet to avoid certain allergens (allergy triggers)
  • Injections or oral medications to gradually reduce your child’s sensitivity to allergens
  • Emergency medications to have on hand in case of a severe reaction.

Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor questions or share your concerns about the prescribed treatment plan. You will play a crucial role, and it is important that you have all the information you need to help your child recover.

Pediatric Surgery

We understand how frightening this can be for both you and your child. Count on our dedicated team of experts to make sure your experience is as stress-free as possible.

Our dedicated team of certified surgeons are trained using the latest technology, enabling safe and effective procedures. Your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

Our professionals together with other pediatric specialists to ensure that your child gets the personalized care they need.

Whether your child has a congenital, traumatic, or general illness, we’re here to help. We offer different types of surgery including:

  • Neonatal
  • Digestive
  • Thoracic
  • Abdominal
  • Gynecological
  • Urological
  • Hepatic
  • Limited endoscopic
  • Traumatology
  • Mini-invasive.

We also offer endoscopic check-ups.

Your child will be monitored until they are fully recovered. Please do not hesitate to share any concerns you may have with your doctor. They are there to ensure that your child’s surgery and recovery run as smoothly as possible.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric surgeon?

First consultation
During the first consultation with the surgeon, they will examine your child and give you the most detailed explanations possible. Other tests may be required. Do not hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. Your involvement is crucial.

If the surgeon decides that your child requires surgery, they will share their treatment plan and provide instructions for the next steps.

Post-operative consultations
During follow-up visits, the surgeon will verify that the wound is healing properly, ensure that there are no complications, and provide an update on your child’s recovery.