Ask our Orthopaedic referral nurse navigator
After orthopaedic surgery is proposed for their child, many families want a second opinion. But quickly getting onto an expert’s schedule and coordinating medical records, imaging, medical consults, travel and insurance can seem overwhelming.
Fortunately, the Division of Orthopaedics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) employs a referral nurse navigator, Maribeth Magarity, RN, who can give your family timely access to world-renowned pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in every specialty: sports injuries, spine deformities, hip problems, tumors/bone lesions, congenital hand disorders, brachial plexus injuries, leg and foot deformities, neuromuscular and congenital disorders and fractures, among others.
When you contact Maribeth, she will speak with you about:
- Your child’s diagnosis and the surgery proposed by others
- CHOP orthopaedic surgery experts who can help you
If together you determine that CHOP Orthopaedics is the right place, Maribeth will schedule an evaluation with one of our experts.
How the nurse navigator can help
Maribeth is here to ensure your experience at CHOP goes smoothly. Her role is to:
Make the transition to CHOP Orthopaedics easier
She will assist you in gathering records, studies and imaging as needed to determine if our orthopaedic doctors can meet your family’s needs.
“Thank you so very much for taking the time to review our son’s information, images, and put together a viable alternative … Your time, dedication, and effort toward finding a surgical solution for my son has demonstrated true professionalism and a genuine desire to help.”
Coordinate care between departments
In addition to Orthopaedics, your child may need to see multiple specialists at CHOP, and Maribeth will help to coordinate those appointments. She will attend your child’s initial orthopaedic appointment at CHOP and will be available to guide you through the process. She will ensure that your questions are answered and you understand any treatment recommendations.
Support you throughout your visit
Maribeth will serve as your primary contact throughout your visit to Orthopaedics. She can coordinate housing and transportation, provide additional support as needed, and answer any questions you may have.
“Honestly I can't thank you enough … from making the appointment to seeing your friendly smile. It was well worth the drive and the entire experience was wonderful... Walking out we felt confident and beyond trusting.”
Please complete the Orthopaedics Referral Nurse Navigator form and Maribeth will be in touch with you very soon.