ABQ Moms Blog Guide to Pediatricians


Choosing a pediatrician for your child can be a daunting task. 

Which one is the best fit for our family? Do you offer same-day sick appointments? What if my baby gets sick when the office is closed? Are you certified by the American Board of Pediatrics? Are you part of a group practice?

While we can’t answer these questions or make these decisions for you, we CAN make it a little easier. Check out this resource for local pediatricians & pediatric health services. 

Thank you to our sponsor, Lovelace Health System!

Inpatient Pediatrics at Westside Hospital

Lovelace Westside Hospital is proud to offer the Westside’s only Inpatient Pediatric Unit. This unit features a broad range of child-centered services for the medical, surgical and chronic illness needs of these special patients. This unit is designed with families in mind to provide around-the-clock care for patients from infancy through adolescence. Our pediatricians are committed to offering the highest quality of medical care and continuity through an interdisciplinary team approach. We are committed to open communication with patients’ pediatricians, specialists, nurses and families.

Special care for special patients

Our experienced medical staff provides 24/7 care for patients who need specialized, in-hospital care for conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Respiratory infections, such as RSV
  • Chronic illness
  • Pneumonia or the flu
  • Fractures
  • Other common childhood illnesses
  • Post-surgical care

Designed for families

Our Inpatient Pediatric Unit offers family-centered treatment for our youngest patients. At Lovelace Westside Hospital, we provide:

  • In-room sleeping accommodations for a guest
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Private rooms
  • A team approach to treat each patient, including collaboration between pediatricians, specialists, nurses and families

Pediatric Dentistry

Lovelace Health System is committed to providing exceptional, knowledgeable, and comfortable care for children requiring general anesthesia in a hospital setting for dental procedures. A team of hospital-based professionals work alongside dentists who specialize in treating children, including those with special needs. Pediatric Dentistry services are currently available at Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Regional Hospital.

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

The Lovelace Sleep Center is a state-of-the-art sleep diagnostic testing facility and comprehensive program that is now offering pediatric sleep studies. Our center includes diagnostics and a treatment program to increase the quality of your sleep. Board-certified sleep medicine physician, James Bradley, M.D, leads the center. You can rest easy knowing that you are receiving the highest quality care.

Did you know about 40 million people suffer from a sleep disorder? If you have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep or find your mind and body tired during the day, you may be one of many people with a sleep disorder. Sleep disorders are common and can be treated.

Difficulty sleeping occurs in men, women and children of all races and socioeconomic groups and increases with age. Left untreated, sleep disorders can impact your health. This can include reduced quality of life, lower productivity in the workplace and school, depression, irritability, heart attack, stroke and even death.

Additional Pediatric Health Resources

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Do you want to be part of our Albuquerque Guide to Pediatricians?

*Disclaimer ::This guide has been created for you with the support of Lovelace Health System. We are grateful for their assistance in helping us provide this resource for Albuquerque families.

Part of our mission is to help connect Albuquerque moms (and dads too!) with local businesses, and that includes all of the amazing pediatricians in our area. Partnering with us allows your business greater visibility with a large targeted market of local families. Get in touch to learn about this and other partnership opportunities!