Pediatric Diagnostic and Consultation Clinic

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Pediatric Diagnostic and Consultation Clinic

Contact Information 

(608) 263-6420

(800) 323-8942



2nd floor, American Family Children's Hospital

The Pediatric Diagnostic and Consultation Clinic at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, provides evaluations for infants, toddlers and adolescents who have diagnostic or management "dilemmas."

Our goal is to find the best path for diagnosis and treatment for children whose symptoms remain puzzling. We see patients whose symptoms do not fall clearly within the scope of another pediatric specialty and when families and their clinicians request a second opinion to have a “new set of eyes” look over a child’s situation. 

Common reasons to consider a referral include:
  • Poor weight gain or growth
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Persisting pain
  • Fatigue or other problems 

Learn More About the Pediatric Diagnostic and Consultation Clinic

Preparing for Your Visit

Prior to your child’s clinic visit, we will ask your primary care provider to provide all records of visits, labs and studies. After an initial comprehensive evaluation, we will work with you, your child’s primary clinician and, when needed, other pediatric specialists at American Family Children’s Hospital, to plan further steps in diagnosis and treatment.

After Your Appointment

Following clinic director Dr. Jonathan Fliegel's examination, we will complete and send a full report to your child’s referring provider. Most patients will not require follow-up visits and will be encouraged to follow-up closely with their primary care provider for ongoing care. If needed, we may suggest that your child return to our clinic for another visit. We may also recommend referrals for additional services or specialty evaluations if necessary.