Pediatric Orthopedics

A consultation with a pediatric orthopedist may be helpful.

Pediatric orthopedics is a medical field specializing in the treatment of diseases of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and nerves in children. Since children’s bodies are still developing, they have a very different joint, muscle, and bone composition than adults.

Our pediatric orthopedists have extensive experience in caring for children and teenagers. You can count on our experts to provide the most personalized care for your child aimed at restoring maximum function and confidence. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work closely to provide your child with the best possible care.

From our waiting room to our exam room, our clinics were designed with your child’s comfort in mind.

Your child may require a consultation for one of the following conditions:

  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Fractures
  • Bone deformities
  • Flat feet
  • Juvenile hallux valgus, also called known as bunions
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Congenital disorders, etc.

Your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric orthopedist?

First consultation
During the first consultation, your pediatric orthopedist will ask you a few questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform an examination. Additional tests such as an X-ray or an MRI may be required. Once a diagnosis is made, the doctor will discuss a treatment plan with you and schedule any additional procedures that may be required.

Depending on the diagnosis, the orthopedist may recommend the use of a brace, physical therapy, or surgery. Follow-up visits may be necessary depending on your child’s specific situation.

Pediatric Consultation

Get quick access to quality pediatric consultation services at one of our clinics. Our physicians have decades of experience in helping children grow and develop.

Whether it’s for periodic check-ups, growth and development assessments or a health problem, you can count on our professionals to provide you and your child with exceptional care. Our dedicated family physicians collaborate with other specialists in our large network to provide the best possible care for your children. We also offer vaccination services for your convenience.

Our clinics were designed with your child’s comfort in mind. Your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

What happens during a pediatric consultation?

Doctors recommend that newborns be seen as follows: at 2 weeks, 1 month, 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 2 years of age. During these visits, your doctor will examine your child’s growth and development. They will also ask questions about your child’s eating and sleeping habits and will make sure that they are up to date with their vaccinations.

During your visit, feel free to ask any questions and share any concerns you may have. Our doctors are here to listen and provide you with sound advice.

Please note that some visits may be combined with a vaccination, depending on your child’s vaccination schedule.

An annual visit should be sufficient for children aged 2 years and older. In the event of sickness, you can always schedule a same-day emergency appointment with their doctor.


Our team of expert nutritionists can help prevent, diagnose and treat illness through better nutrition.

Our nutritional services help patients with eating and growth disorders, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies. We also provide counseling for obesity, nutritional issues for patients with health care special needs and much more.

Your dietitian will develop a nutrition plan tailored to your needs and aimed at improving your health. Our team of dietitians is available to advise you on the best diet for your individual needs.

Pediatric Pneumology

Our pediatric pneumologists are here to help.

We offer consultation services to newborns, infants, children and adolescents with respiratory issues such as:

  • Asthma, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, wheezing
  • Repeated respiratory infections, repeated pneumonia
  • Chronic cough
  • Snoring, pauses in breathing, suspected sleep apnea
  • Stridor (shrill sound when breathing in)
  • Drafting in infants, tachypnea (increased respiratory rate), raspy breathing
  • A persistent radiological abnormality on a chest x-ray
  • An abnormality of the thoracic cage.

We also provide follow-ups for premature babies with respiratory problems.

Our highly trained pediatric pneumologists have extensive experience in caring for children and teenagers. We are a multidisciplinary team of dedicated professionals who work closely to provide the best possible care for your child.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric pneumologist?

First consultation
During the first consultation, the doctor will ask you about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform an examination. If your child is over 5 years old, the doctor will perform a spirometry, a test that determines the overall health of the lungs.

Depending on your child’s situation, sleep apnea screening can be done at home by performing nighttime oximetry, a test used to analyze the oxygen content of the blood during sleep. Your pneumologist will give you detailed instructions should your child require this test.

If needed, your child will be seen for follow-up visits.

Follow-up visits
During follow-up visits, the doctor will perform a spirometry test (for children aged 5 years and older) to assess changes in your child’s lungs since their last visit. They may recommend other tests, if needed. Please feel free to ask questions or express any concerns.

Pediatric Nursing

At ELNA, nurses provide many medical services, including prevention, support, testing, and follow-ups.

Our nurses have extensive experience with children and adolescents, and are dedicated to providing them with the best possible care.

Working in close partnership with your child’s doctor, our nurses are here to ensure that you have the support and information you need to manage your child’s health. Our services include support with breastfeeding and answering your questions about nutrition, behavioural issues, sleep and toileting. They also provide care and education on a wide range of medications and health issues, including skin and wound care, and ear and nose hygiene for your children. Our nurses are also available and trained to discuss sexual and mental health issues with your teens.

Our clinics were designed with your child’s comfort in mind and are staffed by a dedicated team of professionals committed to their health and well-being.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric nurse?

First consultation
The nurse will ask you questions about your child’s medical history, assess their symptoms, and provide the necessary care.

If your child’s situation requires it, they may be referred to another one of our team’s many specialists.

Follow-up appointments

If necessary, the nurse may see your child again for a follow-up visit.

Pediatric Social Work

A consultation with one of social workers may help

Our social workers are specialized in working with children, and have extensive experience in detecting, evaluating and treating various issues. Using a non-judgmental and empathetic approach, our social workers work with you and your child to find effective and lasting solutions.

Our social workers are can help your children with any of the following:

  • Difficulties related to a change: moving, separation, divorce, blended family, the arrival of a newborn
  • Death of a loved one
  • Internalized behavior problems (social withdrawal, anxiety/depression), or externalized behavior problems (aggressive or delinquent behavior)
  • Communication problems
  • Difficulty establishing rules or routines at home
  • Intimidation
  • Stress
  • Problems in sibling, parent/child relationships

Whether your child is experiencing a personal, family, or social problems, we’re here to help.

What happens during a consultation with a social worker?

First consultation
During the first visit, the social worker will ask you questions to better understand your child’s situation. They will then suggest solutions and develop a treatment plan. We offer both individual and family sessions, depending on the specific issue.

If your child’s situation requires it, they may be referred to another one of our team’s many specialists or to other relevant community organizations.

Follow-up appointments
During follow-up visits, we assess changes since the previous consultation and review the treatment plan with you. We can also suggest other resources that may be helpful.

Occupational Injury Services (OIS) Program

If you were injured on the job, we provide access to Occupational Injury Services (OIS) quick access to care, expedited diagnostics and other treatment services.

The OIS program enables access to physicians with a background in work-related injury management and WCB training, usually within 30 minutes of arrival on your first visit. Injured workers are also expedited access to MRIs, CT scans, bone scans and more.

Other benefits the OIS program include:

  • Post assessment and treatment communication
  • Detailed work restrictions plan which allows employers to provide appropriate modified work for employees
  • Follow-up support, including appointments.

Medicentres brings together the most innovative technology and the most experienced physicians to provide you with the very best care. Our dedicated team of professionals are here to provide you with a personalized treatment place, as well as access to medical prescriptions, examinations, treatments, rehabilitation and so much more.

If you were injured and need care, visit us today!


The advantages of digital radiography include shorter exposure time, analysis tools that can help in detecting anomalies, high-quality images, improved detail, and immediate feedback.

Radimed offers a compassionate, specialized and exceptionally trained team that is proud to provide you with outstanding service in a welcoming and comfortable setting.

Radiology services offered include: ultrasound, obstetrical ultrasound, mammography, bone densitometry, and general radiology (X-Ray).

Each examination is performed by a skilled technician using state-of-the-art technology. Results of all procedures are shared for review and consultation with your doctor.

Learn more at Radimed


Our endocrinologists focus specifically on treating disorders associated with endocrine glands and their hormones. A proper hormonal balance is critical to many bodily functions such as reproduction, growth, metabolism, and mood.

Our dedicated endocrinologists are experts at diagnosing and treating hormonal imbalances, with a keen focus on caring for you. Symptoms of a potential hormone problem include excessive thirst, frequent urination, fatigue, unexplained weight gain or loss, and sudden vision changes. You may be referred to an endocrinologist for any of the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Cholesterol issues
  • Growth issues
  • Fertility concerns
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Diseases and tumours affecting the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands.

When preparing for a visit with an ELNA Medical endocrinologist, be sure to track your symptoms carefully. Also, bring your provincial health care card, a list of prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, as well as any questions you may have.

Prostate Biopsy

A prostate biopsy involves removing small pieces of prostate tissue during a transrectal ultrasound.

Prostate cells produce a protein called PSA (prostate-specific antigen). Your doctor may order a prostate biopsy if they find abnormalities during a digital rectal exam or if your PSA level is high.

What happens during a prostate biopsy?

Before the procedure, a rectal enema and antibiotic treatment are given to reduce the risk of infection. The prostate biopsy is performed by a urologist under local anesthesia to limit any discomfort associated with the procedure. During the procedure, the doctor conducts a transrectal ultrasound to accurately view the location of the sample. A self-triggering needle is attached to the ultrasound probe and inserted through the anus. The needle then passes through the rectum and into the prostate. Six to 12 samples of prostate tissue are collected. The procedure itself takes about 10 minutes, but you should plan for a 25-to-30-minute appointment.

Collected tissue will be analyzed under a microscope by a pathologist to detect the presence of cancerous cells. It takes about 4 weeks to send the results to your doctor.