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NICU Neonatal Follow-Up Program
134 Thurbers Avenue, Suite 215
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 453-7750
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The NICU Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides longitudinal multidisciplinary assessments and clinical management of high-risk infants from birth to seven years of age. Referrals are accepted from the NICU, community physicians and early intervention. Dr. Betty Vohr directs the Neonatal Follow-Up Program, which has been providing specialized evaluation and care to infants since 1974.

The Neonatal Follow-Up Program offers comprehensive family-centered follow-up care and provides support services for high-risk infants and children. The goals are to support optimal growth, developmental and behavioral outcomes for all children, to provide psychosocial support for mothers, and to serve as a consultant for primary care providers.

The team consists of:

  • Neonatologists
  • Developmental pediatrician
  • Neonatal/pediatric nurse practitioners
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Medical assistant
  • Family resource specialist

Assessments include: medical (growth parameters, reflux, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, car seat challenge), neurologic, developmental, cognitive, and behavior assessments.

All infants considered at increased risk of medical or developmental disorders may be scheduled for the Follow-Up Program. Eligibility includes:

  • Premature infants with a birth weight less than 1500 grams or less than 34 weeks gestational age birth.
  • Infants of any birth weight with special problems in the newborn period.
  • Infants discharged on oxygen, an apnea monitor or pulse oximeter.

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