Pediatric Dermatology
Eczema Center

Eczema Center

The Eczema Center is comprised of an interdisciplinary team who will collaborate in the evaluation and treatment of your child. Faculty and staff from Allergy & Immunology, Behavioral Medicine & Clinical Psychology, Dermatology, and Pain Management will provide comprehensive, expert care.

Due to a high volume of new patients, please schedule an initial evaluation with the Division of Dermatology or the Division of Allergy & Immunology. After your initial visit, our providers will determine if the Eczema Center is the appropriate place for the ongoing treatment of your child.

What to Expect

  • A thorough review of your child’s prior evaluation and treatment for allergies, itching and eczema.
  • A physical examination with special attention to examination of the skin, eyes, ears, nose and throat.
  • A discussion of any issues such as stress, poor school performance, or behavioral issues that your child is experiencing due to their eczema.
  • Diagnostic tests, if indicated, such as skin prick tests and/or blood tests.
  • A thorough review with you of our treatment recommendations to ensure all of your treatment plan questions are answered.

Please Note: A typical visit will last 2-3 hours. 

  • Our Eczema Care Coordinator will call you to schedule your child’s appointment.
  • Our Eczema Care Coordinator will review with you which providers your child will see (allergist, dermatologist, pain/itch specialist, psychologist) and any co-pays that your insurance requires.
      • Please Note: Each specialist that your child sees will perform an assessment. Therefore separate co-pays are required for each provider.
  • Should you have any questions about billing, our Eczema Care Coordinator can assist you.
  • Ongoing care is very important. Most follow-up eczema care is scheduled with individual providers and will be arranged after your visit.
  • Our recommendations will be communicated to your child’s pediatrician or primary care provider, who will remain involved in your child’s eczema care.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact our staff should you have questions or concerns after your visit.

The Eczema Care Coordinator will also schedule a telephone call with you 7 days prior to your visit in order to allow our staff to determine which providers we recommend that your child see on the day of their visit.  This call will be with a member of our clinical staff.  This call will take around 30 minutes and is very important. Please be prepared to answer questions regarding the following:

  • Your child’s medical history, including current and prior treatments for their eczema; any known allergies; any other medical concerns and prior surgeries; any concerns you have about their behavior and coping; and concerns about itching
  • Your child’s quality of life, including any concerns you may have about how their eczema affects their friendships, schoolwork, and activities
  • Your child’s sleep, including what time they fall asleep and wake up; whether they have trouble falling asleep or awaken in the middle of the night; and whether they are sleepy during the daytime
  • If your child has been seen for eczema by any other specialists, such as an allergist or dermatologist, we will need these records before your visit.
  • Please let our Eczema Care Coordinator know which providers your child has seen so we can assist you in requesting these records.
  • A “Release of Medical Records Consent” form will be mailed to you should one be required by other providers in order to forward your child’s medical records.

Physician Referral

  • Download the Specialty Services Form and complete in its entirety.
  • Please specify in the comments section of the form “Referral to The Eczema Center”.
  • Pertinent medical records should be included with the referral. For patients who have already been evaluated by another dermatologist or other specialist, we will need copies of the pertinent medical records and can assist the family or caregiver with requesting records, if needed.
  • Once the referral has been processed and reviewed by our clinical staff, our Eczema Center Coordinator will contact the caregiver to schedule the appointment within the appropriate time frame.
  • Should you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call 513-636-4215, option 2 and ask for the Eczema Center Coordinator.

Contact Us

To speak with our Eczema Care Coordinator, call 513-636-4215 and press option 2.

Learn More

Eczema is a very common skin problem. To learn more about its causes, symptoms, treatments and more, view our Eczema Health Topic.